When it comes to the Big Apple and its neighboring boroughs, it can be hard to find a taste no one else is attempting to pull off. However, at Fusion East of Brooklyn, NY, originality is exactly what you’ll find. As the area’s only Caribbean and soul food restaurant, Fusion East dishes out a one-of-a-kind menu based on a multifaceted cultural background.
If you’re wondering what makes this culinary branch so unique, savor these little-known secrets of Caribbean food:
- Marinade Over Oil: Although it might be counterintuitive to the vibrant flavor of Fusion East’s dishes—such as their jerk chicken or goat tender—Caribbean meat is prepared in a way that will please your waistline as well as your taste buds. Instead of using fatty additives like oil and butter, Caribbean meat becomes flavorful through a long process of marination. This liquid in turn becomes flavored by the chicken or goat and is served in conjunction with an entree like a meat-based broth.
- Coconut Milk Over Cream: Similar to the elimination of oil and butter, coconut milk serves as a cleaner yet tastier substitute for cream. By combining the pulp of a coconut with water, soups, sauces, and beverages become unmistakable sources of island flavor.
- Hearty Staples: Due to the importance of sauces in the traditional Caribbean food repertoire, the Cuban staple “arroz con pollo,” or “chicken with rice,” is a standard template for many dishes on Fusion East’s menu. From their curry chicken to their goat, shrimp, and oxtail entrees, each meat is served alongside a bed of rice with which to savor every last bit of your meal.
- Caribbean Curry: Although it originated in India, the unparalleled taste of curry lends its loud flavor to chicken dishes from Tobago, Trinidad, and Jamaica as well. At Brooklyn’s best Caribbean restaurant, you can even try your curry on parmesan penne pasta, just one of the many inventive entrees that allow this local eatery to live up to the first half of its name.
No matter what you’re craving, you’ll find the perfect outlet for your culinary curiosity at Brooklyn’s Fusion East restaurant. Call them at (718) 975-5065 to make a reservation, or visit the website to browse their mouthwatering menu of Caribbean food dishes.