8 Spices Restaurant – #RWJA2017

Our foodie travels took our palettes to Japan, then Trinidad, but there is definitely no place like home. Last night, we took a visit to the newly opened 8 Spices Restaurant, for that yaadie flavor we can’t resist. The appetizers that stood out the most were the Ackee & Saltfish Spring Rolls & the Rum Barbecue Wings.

 

Rum Barbecue Wings

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Crispy wings tossed in a rum barbecue sauce! What more can we say? As far as wings go, these were good! While the rum was a bit lost in the sauce, the chicken itself was flavorful and was an exceptional start to the evening.

 

Ackee & Saltfish Spring Rolls

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Warm ackee & saltfish inside crispy wrappers. A Jamaican twist to a Chinese dish, executed perfectly. The light drizzle of sweet & sour sauce will have you licking your fingers. Our only complaint was that it was finished too quickly…we just couldn’t get enough!

 

Whilst other restaurants offer a three course meal for Restaurant Week, 8 Spices Restaurant offers four! So after your delicious appetizers, you’re offered a soup or salad. However our team jumped right into the main course!

 

Jerk Chicken and Jerk Pork Platter

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If you’re a fan of smoky, spicy jerk flavours then this platter was made for you! While the rub was pretty spicy, it’s nothing a sip of water couldn’t cure. The platter is served with your choice of hardo bread or festival. The festivals were to DIE for – slightly salty, crispy and the perfect accompaniment.

 

Sweet Scotch Bonnet Chicken and Shrimp Pasta 

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What’s more Jamaican than scotch bonnet pepper? Don’t make the same mistake we did, ask your server for “mild” if you can’t take the heat. We enjoyed a very generous serving of shrimp & chicken. This dish was a bowl of flavours truly close to home. This dish was a bowl of flavours truly close to home.

 

Jamaican Coffee Infused Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream & Scotch Bonnet Brittle

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Warm, gooey, sweet, and chocolaty – all perfect adjectives to describe this go-to dessert. Between the warm brownie and the cold vanilla ice cream, our taste buds were in tasty heaven.

 

Pineapple Coconut Bread Pudding Drizzled with Jamaican Rum Cream Sauce 

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An excellent option if you don’t have a super sweet tooth. A timeless Caribbean classic, with a fiery twist!

 

Our experience at 8 Spices Restaurant and Bar is a true testament to the old cliché – there’s just no place like home.

 

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