Discover how Brooklyn Chef Patrick Connolly and his family find adventure with food | Watch the 3rd episode ›

Restaurants & Bars

Outer Boroughs Indian

West Indian Day Parade - what did you eat?


Restaurants & Bars 8

West Indian Day Parade - what did you eat?

Lambretta76 | Sep 7, 2004 09:43 AM

Curious what people had to eat at this parade -

This year I still had not managed to get up enough strength to try souse, and my most anticipated meal - flying fish and coucou from Coucou Village - didn't happen as the restaurant didn't show up this year.

What I did have was:

Vegetable roti "buss up shot" style - the roti was premade and a bit dry, but the innards were fantastic. I later saw another booth making fresh roti and was upset I didn't wait longer...

Phalouri - freshly fried, this was a revelation from the usual prefired, soggy phalourie you get most places. The hot sauce made my lips burn but had such a great flavor I didn't mind.

Cassava pone - From a St. Lucian booth - really tasty, huge portion, and it was only a buck. Tasted alot like a cross between ginger cake and pumpkin pie.

All of these were washed down with Ting and Peardrax, the latter being possibly the best soft drink around.

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound