New York, NY 11226
- Daily 11am-10pm
- Dinner, Lunch
- Not Accepted
Village Voice's Description
In a Village Voice review of 16 jerk chicken places in Flatbush (where there are an estimated 50 places that serve the dish), Exquisite Express was named the best. The corner storefront shines like a beacon at the iconic corner of Nostrand and Church on the frontier of East Flatbush, with flames leaping up from the gas-fired grill. The crew is rollicking as they cut up your jerk chicken with a machete, and then offer you two sauces to go on it. Jerk chicken is one of the greatest accomplishments of Jamaican cooking, a barbecued bird coated with herbs, spices, and other flavorings – which can include allspice, thyme, bay leaf, lime juice, soy sauce, and rum. It was supposedly invented by Arawak Indians, who first devised the technique of rubbing butchered wild boars with a spice rub and roasting them in pits lined with pimento wood. Order the fritter called festival to go with your serving of jerk chicken at Exquisite Express. --Robert Sietesma
Tips from foursquare
Get dat Jerk Chicken if you know wahts good for ya ! LMAO !!!!!
Early morning... Too tired to cook... I'll settle for some bake n salt fish
The food is the bomb! An authentic Caribbean restaurant that leave your taste buds and belly satisfied!
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One of the two best jerk chicken joints in brooklyn
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Reviews and News
This week, our restaurant critics ventured beyond the Manhattan dining scene, with Robert Sietsema on the hunt for authentic Jamaican... More on Exquisite Express »
Typical sidewalk jerking operation Brooklyn is the jerk capital of the world, more so than even Jamaica itself. You can't go very far... More on Exquisite Express »
Jerk was invented by Arawak Indians, who inhabited the primeval forests of the Jamaican uplands. As the legend goes—and legends are about... More on Exquisite Express »