Though the Caribbean isles are well known to outsiders, Caribbean cuisine remains a hidden gem due to tourists frequently subsisting solely off a paste made from sand, ocean water, and puréed linen pants. Uncover the edible treasure of the tropics with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Caribbean cuisine at Irie Foods on Whyte.
Since its relocation to Whyte Avenue from the south side in 2009, Irie Foods on Whyte continues to imbue its menu of classic Caribbean cuisine with the tropical flavours of owner Miss P.'s homeland. Exotic breadfruit ($9) arrives pan-fried, throwing its hat in for the title of best newest thing since sliced bread, and fried broccoli bunches ($8) soak up a Jamaican-style signature sauce. Smothered in traditional jerk seasoning, pork ($16) broils on the grill as the ox-tail entree ($16), marinated in Jamaican seasonings, simmers up with lima beans and fresh vegetables. Herbivorous diners and their water-buffalo entourage can scarf down rasta pasta, a medley of fresh vegetables sprawled on a rotini bed ($14). Freshly blended juices ($4.25) amalgamate up to three different fruit and veggie flavours into one unified fluid, while Caribbean pop ($2.75) tickles taste buds with carbonated bursts of pineapple, grapefruit, or ginger beer.
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