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The crowd, the corn, the ceviche, the pupusas, and yum…the quesadillas!! All recommended. Quench your thirst with the cashew juice! Absolutely refreshing!

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Pig’s head sandwich, lamb nicoise sausage, crispy pig ears salad, and beer sorbet! Absolutely delicious!!

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Overall CID rating 4 out of 5

Thumbs Up: Jerk Chicken, value for the dollar

Thumbs Down: rude service, high traffic location

Recommendations: Be prepared to wait for your food!

“CID Highlight” – Jerk Chicken: CID Rating 5 out of 5

A $5 plate worth… is not enough but we wanted to play it safe since it was our first time at this “hot spot” (see picture below).  The crispy and slightly charred skin was tasty even for those that are a little skeptical about chicken skin and fat.  Fresh out of the oven, with a douse of bbq sauce, the meat was ever so flavorful, juicy and tender.  If I ever find myself east of Prospect Park, I will definitely return to Peppa’s for some Jamaican Jerk Chicken and maybe try the Oxtail Stew next time! (more…)

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Overall CID rating 4.75 out of 5

Thumbs Up: authentic thai, Green Curry Crispy Duck, Fried Shrimp Cake, Green Papaya Salad, Fried Softshell Crab, indoor and outdoor dining, space for large groups, vegetarian menu

Thumbs Down: slow service, crowded, Pad Kra Prow

Recommendations: It gets pretty crowded so be prepared to wait any day of the week and any time of the day!

“CID Highlight” – Green Curry Crispy Duck: CID Rating 5 out of 5

I’m a huge fan of roast duck any which way you have it whether it be alone, in sauce, in soup, or on a salad.  Growing up that was the number one remedy for all my woes and worries.  Homesick?  Fell off a bike?  Broken-hearted?  Have no fear… have a duck leg instead!  Green curry is another favorite of mine whether alone, with basil, vegetables, poultry, or seafood.  This dish combined two of my favorites and doubled the dosage.  The flavor of the curry is sweet, spicy and milky but never heavy.  The serving of roast duck was abundant.  The small medley of vegetables like bamboo, green beans, and tomatoes adds texture and a bit of your daily dose of vitamins. (more…)

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Overall CID rating 4.75 out of 5

Thumbs Up: decor, quiet conversation, zen calmness, any fish dish, pre-fixe lunch

Thumbs Down: chicken and bok choi, crispy seafood salad


“CID Highlight” – Codfish in Spicy Wild Ginger Curry: CID Rating 5 out of 5


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