Indian stores in Virginia
Norfolk, VA 23502
I always come here when I'm in the area and in need of a "fat girl" moment! MP has a Buffett and take out but to get more bang for your bucks, the buffet is it! There's a restaurant on one side and a grocery store on the other. The store has plenty of your Caribbean island seasonings, meats, frozen stuff and other products and stuff. This restaurant turns into a club on the weekend with the mirror walls, bar setup and dark painted walls. I wouldn't be writing about that as I don't see myself venturing to find out. So for the F O O D! So good! Flavorful and true to the flavor of the Caribbean islands! I've been on many and I will say this place is as authentic as it gets for me. Forgive me for those who knows better than me but for me... This is a solid place! Buffett has plenty of all the dishes like jerk, curry, stew chicken, pork chop, collard greens, yucca, rice and beans, yellow rice, beans, Mac and cheese, coconut muffin (my favorite!!) and so much more... Go ahead and have a "moment" and try it out!
Great prices! I am Ghanaian and Nigerian and love to make oxtail stews. I bought their dried shrimp which was priced well. The oxtail is very tasty and so far it's the cheapest that I've found. I do prefer to have the whole oxtail- and not cut pieces. That's literally my only critique
The food is good. It looks like it has a night club on certain nights but I'm only commenting on the food which is good once again.
Who says this place is closed? It's as open as open can be, but after today, not sure if I'll be going back. Felt like a little soul food today. And Yes, Jamaican is soul food cut from the same Kente cloth as any other soul food. As a matter of face, restaurants like MP Island Cafe are more visible than African-American Soul Food is in HR. Had the Buffet today. Not a bad setup. The usual suspects were present - a variety of chickens - curry, jerk, stewed, and a few more, curried goat, and a variety of sides which included steamed cabbage, yams, corn, green beans, a variety of rices and so on. I had a little bit of everything. I have to inform you that I love curry chicken; bones are a must because they add a rich flavor that's hard to reproduce with boneless-ness. The curry chicken was good, but had something in the background that was unnerving. There was too much something and I think it was turmeric. Yes, I know there's turmeric in curry powder, but this had a punch to it. I suspect as much because I have the yellow fingers and cuticles to prove it; turmeric stains especially when there's a lot of it. Probably should not have used my fingers; you can't eat bone-in anything properly without your fingers, right? Well, you could, but it defeats my purpose for being there. The curry goat? See curry chicken above. The jerk chicken was good. Grilled nicely, but was not the spicy version that I was used too. Enjoyed that, though. I was disappointed in the stew chicken. It was covered in a dark brown sauce and a bit sour. I cannot give you a breakdown of the components of it, just that it was not my favorite thing. The bottom line is this, I have an upset stomach now; nothing more.. Could it be something else? Sure, but I don't believe in this sort of coincidence especially when my stomach is made of cast iron covered in titanium. Don't often get an upset stomach right after eating out; it's unusual for me. Don't get me wrong, the food was decent. The service was great too, but at this point, there's a 20% chance that I'll go back. At this point, I'm not sure why my stomach is upset. Did someone sneeze on the steam table? Maybe, but I cannot be sure. If you go to MP Island, I'd like to hear about your experience.