When you walk into Jonkankoo, you’d be forgiven for thinking that someone has put the essence of the Caribbean in a bottle, then shaken it up and watched it spray across the room. The people, the music, and most of all, the food and beverages, all work to create an authentic West Indian experience in the heart of Surry Hills. Diners sample the ever-changing menu that includes Trinidadian street food, soused mackerel from the Bahamas and Haitian griot pork. Those with a larger appetite can try the Caribbean classic curry goat, the escovitch fish or the grilled king prawns with black pepper, lime and a decent dose of rum.
583 Crown Street, Surry Hills 2010, (02) 9699 0019, www.jonkanoo.com.au
Written by: Alexandra English