When looking for good places to eat with my family over the festive season I came across Miss T’s kitchen several times. This rustic Jamaican restaurant and bar opened in 2009 and I’m glad I’ve finally ticked this precious hideout off my list.
Though we settled on a different location for our Christmas lunch, an occasion for us to visit Miss T’s kitchen came up! Courtesy of the most generous hosts, Uncle Desmond and Aunt Dianne treated us to dinner.
Miss T’s kitchen is a hidden gem located in the heart of Ochi town. Down a narrow-beaten path guests are guided by locals into this idyllic tropical restaurant setting. Featuring an open planned layout under a dark wooden hut filled with little ornaments and displays. These features including a small Rasta statue added to the Jamaican vibe.
The surroundings created the perfect atmosphere, complementing the menu that boasted our favourite Caribbean dishes. The appetisers included salted cod, curried ackee, baked crab back and succulent chicken wings. Not on the menu was the pumpkin soup, the spice and rich flavours balanced out with the creamy pumpkin taste was beautiful. Served out of the coconut shell this starter was a great pick.
Yardie favourites (main dishes served with either rice and peas or white rice and coleslaw) included, jerk shrimp salad, various pasta dishes with shrimp, chicken or oxtail, barbecue fried chicken, curried chicken, oxtail and curried goat.
Spoilt for choice and after a week of eating mainly fish dishes it was a hard choice between curried goat or the barbecue fried chicken. I opted for the fried chicken dish and was not disappointed. The succulent pieces of chicken were evenly coated in Miss T’s infamous barbecue sauce. As for the rice and peas, cooked to perfection. Soft and light with pieces of scallion throughout and a hint of coconut and fresh herbs. These rich flavours were accompanied with a fresh ice-cold mojito, a variation from the usual rum punch order!
My family were equally as satisfied with their pasta, curried goat, oxtail and fresh fish dishes. Not only did we enjoy the food, but the service made the experience even more enjoyable by our waiter Anastacia who had the most beautiful smile and attentive nature.
Capturing the island vibes with the taste of Jamaica’s favourite spices Miss T’s is the place to be. Beautifully presented, authentic tasting food in a tranquil setting outside the hustle and bustle of Ocho Rios town centre. The casual laid back vibe also has a less formal seating area at the back which is a nice chill spot to sit and have cocktails.
Check out the snaps below of our visit to Miss T’s, massive thank you to Uncle Des and Aunt Dianne for an evening filled with good food and good company.
When I’m back in town I will be returning for tea at Miss T’s.
Side note: before I had even edited and published this post, mum and I snuck off to Miss T’s again for a girly evening at this hotspot. Twice within the space of just one week! Once again we were greeted and served by the lovely Anastacia. This time I opted for the curry goat with rice and peas as it had been on my mind since we last went. Mum decided on the catch of the day, which was red snapper, and in her own words ‘it was scrumptious’.
So when will you ‘tek it easy’ and visit Miss T’s!
Peace, Love and Guidance always
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