Jerk Chicken + Rice & Peas
Curry Goat + Rice & Peas
Ackee & Saltfish + Rice & Peas
Brown Stew Steak + Rice & Peas
Oxtail with Rice & Peas
170 Manchester Rd - Whalley Range/Chorlton.
January 2013 - Won't bother mentioning every trip - I go regularly and love it. Never a bad day.
August 2012 Oxtail, Brown Stew Steak, Jerk Chicken, Jerk Pork (when it's on) & Curry Goat all thoroughly recommended. I'm kind of running out of things to say about Jerk Junction. I've heard a few negative things about the takeaway service and fair enough if that's the case - but other than that and the microwaved patties this place is pretty great. Let's hope this remains the case.
And another trip, this time for Oxtail. Superb. Not fancy, just great.
Finally got round to trying the Brown Stew Steak. It was delicious. It reminded me of a Nihari to an extent. Large chunks of slow cooked meat, off the bone in rich broth with not much else in it - the only other discernible ingredients were a few red peppers. I perked it up with a good dash of hot sauce. Rice & Peas, as ever, were great. Almost anything on top of them would be great.
Loving this place at the moment. Ackee and Saltfish was a first for me. It will probably never replace Curry Goat as my favourite, but was a welcome change. Shame the Jerk Pork wasn't on.
May 2012 - Really getting into this place. I hadn't had the Curry goat in nearly 2 years so thought it was about time. It was great (pictured third down). I think there's less variation between places when in comes to this tradittional dish - the recipes are more similar than the Pakistani or Indian equivalents. I may be corrected on this but I think it's due to this type of curry being more dependdent on pre-mixed dried seasonings and therefore the variations between spice blends is less apparent. Whether this is good or bad depends on your perspective- the good side is I've never had a bad one. But possibly a not very interesting one; however I don't partake regularly enough for this to be problem. Although I might start! - The hot pepper sauce was a nice addition, not too runny and more flavoursome than many others. Plenty of tender, spicy meat on the bone with a rich, delicious sauce, rice and peas and piquant sauce for a bit more fire. What more do you want?
April 2012 -
Been a few times this month and have enjoyed it. The service and food were great. Jerk chicken was excellent - a good portion with sauce for £3.50 (pictured top). The patties were from a packet and microwaved, so no great as they steamed in the packet and became a molten soggy dumpling - and not made by Jerk Junction. However that's not the reason to come here. Jerk Chicken and Curry Goat are great, the portions are good and the staff were helpful and friendly. Salf fish next time maybe.
Visit on 08/07/2010
This place was formerly known as Rhythm 'N' Rice. It is very close to the junction of Upper Chorlton Rd and Seymour Grove - hence the name. The food in here is West Indian, with main courses that include Curry Goat, Jerk Chicken and Ackee & Salt Fish, Oxtail etc. The standard smaller and side dishes are the usual stuff: fried dumplings, patties, rice and peas etc. We went for the classic Curry Goat with rice & peas. It was superb - essentially rice and kidney beans cooked in coconut milk, the goat was on the bone, making it succulent and very tasty. The portions were large, and they justify the £5.50 price tag. We ate on the decked terrace area - which is a pretty good place to watch the world go by. The staff were pretty surly; it's hardly Starbucks - "can I get you guys a mocha-frappaccino" style service. In fact almost no words were exchanged at all - but this is fine by us and not all that different form the usual Curry Cafe experience, in any case the food more than makes up for this. We feel that this place is worth checking out - perhaps next time we'll try the jerk chicken and pork from the barbecue.