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De Bamboo Express: interesting West Indian-style Chinese food in Flatbush


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De Bamboo Express: interesting West Indian-style Chinese food in Flatbush

JackS | Dec 30, 2005 03:15 PM

The New York Times had a story a few months ago about different styles of Chinese fusion around town, like old-fashioned Cuban Chinese and Tangra Masala-style Indian Chinese. It also discussed West Indian-style Chinese, and mentioned this place in particular. I finally got around to trying it today.

It certainly looked and tasted interesting. I got jerk chicken lo mein -- how Jamaican-Chinese can you get? -- and a double. The double was very fresh, sumptuous, and tasty -- different than local faves like Nio's and A & A. The jerk chicken lo mein was pretty good, not something I'd drive across town for, but if you're in the mood for that sort of thing, it was pleasant enough; the jerk flavoring on the chicken was better than average and the lo mein noodles scratch that American-style Chinese itch you get sometimes when you're bored with authentic Chinese food.

FWIW, there are a lot of items on the menu that look interesting, and make this place one that I'll come back to: curry duck, jerk lamb, jerk lamb chow mein ... and something called "oil roti" -- don't know what that is. Anyone?

De Bamboo Express is on Flatbush Ave around Lenox, across the street from Danny & Pepper.

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