Island Spice Jamaican Restaurant
2120 Emmorton Park Road
Edgewood, MD 210140
Saturday I was in the mood for a different type of lunch. No hamburgers or pizza or Chinese food. I wanted something different. My palate was craving something spicy yet savory.
I heard about this restaurant and thought I'd give it a shot. Needless to say I was pleasantly surprised.
As I drove up to the place I immediately got the feeling I was in Jamaica. Potted palm trees outside. Hmm, very interesting. Kind of tucked off the main highway of Rte 24.
I entered the place and immediately appreciated the beautiful contemporary decoration. The place was very clean. The staff was very professional and courteous.
The menu was simple on a rectangular shaped laminated menu. Very simple easy to read and selection was excellent. I went for lunch and included in meal was a fountain drink.
I started with the meat patty and the special was 2 for $ 5.00 dollars. The size of these meat patties was well worth it. Flaky crust and spicy filling. Perfect!
I then ordered the lunch special which I choose the chicken curry. Chicken curry is either a hit or miss, the meat is so tender it falls off the bone My chicken curry was prepared perfectly. The chicken just flaked off and the curry sauce was just the right amount. The lunch special came with peas and rice, a 1/4 piece of sweet plaintain and a sautéed cabbage. The special was just enough, not too much and not too little, a perfect portion, The atmosphere was peaceful and quiet., so if your looking for a place to relax and enjoy a good meal, then come to Island Spice.
I give this restaurant 5 stars (excellent). I'm looking forward to going there for din din. Sorry they do not deliver.
Chef Woo Can at www.chefwoocan