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HotPot Jamaican Restaurant
1010 Edgewood Rd,, Ste 105
Edgewood, MD 21040
Sometimes I say to my friends, what new cuisine is happening in Harford County, MD? It's always a great conversation to always look for different foods to try.
I'm getting tired of Popeye's Chicken, Chick Fil A, Pizza, Hamburgers, chicken etc....
Well my friend suggested a Caribbean Restaurant she saw in Edgewood, MD. She said its been around for awhile. I then decided to try it today.
When I think of Caribbean I think of Jamaican Meat Patties, Ox Tail and curry goat. Authenticity of these foods would hit the spot.
The restaurant is very clean and offers a cheery atmosphere. The inside is decorated in Caribbean decor.
I had seen the menu in advance, so I knew exactly what I wanted to order.
I asked for a Jamaican meat patty, oxtail, curry goat and jerk chicken wings.
I had to wait about 6-7 minutes.
What I got in each order was a tremendous portion of rice, shredded cabbage and a generous portion of either oxtail, curry goat and jerk chicken wings. Great value, I was impressed. I ordered the small size which could have been a large size. No kidding!
I wanted to try the oxtail first, my favorite. The portion was ample enough for me and the amount of meat with the bone wasn't over cooked nor was it undercooked. It was just right from a tenderness standpoint. The flavor was perfect, a tinge of sweetness and I could taste the thyme.
The curry goat was so tender with a curry flavor that wasn't overpowering.
The jerk chicken wings were perfect in taste. The spiciness of the jerk was very evident.
Overall, my experience was very pleasurable. On a scale of 1-5 with 5 being
excellent I give HotSpot Jamaican Restaurant a rating of 4.
I know that this is Jamaican cuisine is sweet but if its a little spicier, I would offer a rating of 5.
If your palate is looking for different flavors I highly recommend HotSpot Jamaican Restaurant. Why travel to Jamaica other than for the beautiful beaches.
Chef Woo Can