Friday, July 12, 2013

Jamaica Jammin' @ Lexy's Secret Service

What strange culinary voodoo has Lexy wrought? A Jamaican-themed supper club hosted by witchy-woman cook Lex Subramaniam brought a bit of Kingston to Kuala Lumpur this month, leaving guests in a Caribbean state of stomach.

Jerks seem most welcome here, of the spice-rubbed chicken-wing variety, of course.

 Curry goat with pumpkin, almost deliciously surreal enough to have us pattering in Patois.

Suck 'em marrow outta 'em bones, honey chile. They'll keep you safe 'n' sound.

Jamaica's informal national dish, Rice & Peas, nicknamed 'Coat of Arms,' a Sunday lunch staple for island inhabitants. Rice stewed with coconut milk & kidney beans.

Spicy coleslaw & roti breads cast a satisfying spell on our stuffed stomachs.

Banana fritters, avocado mango salsa & lemon compote: it's a deluge of delights.

Creamy coconut rice pudding. A little bit, just enough, just right.

Lulled by hypnotic reggae beats & copious booze that included rum cocktails & homemade chocolate vodka, we could happily have slept over at Sentul's FHL Sports biking store, the home of Lexy's supper clubs.

This theme isn't random; Lexy spent time in Brixton, absorbing the London district's Jamaican influences sufficiently to recreate the flavors & textures of this gastronomic exotica.
Earlier entry on Lexy's Secret Service Supper Club: June 6.

Lexy's Secret Service Supper Club,
FHL Sports, Bangunan Perdagangan D-6, Jalan Sentul, Kuala Lumpur

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36 comments:

  1. Curry goat with pumpkin...tats something different...and the avocado mango salsa looks luscious! =)

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    1. Ulric: ya, some of the flavors taste familiarly asian, but still enjoyable nonetheless. love the soft-stewed pumpkin in the curry and the creamy avocado in the salsa =)

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    2. Wish I have a chance to join one service of tis supper club...nowadays damned busy with work! =(

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    3. Ulric: gosh, i know what you mean. i'll probably be deluged with work chores after aidilfitri as well. and yeah, sentul is really far away from your current office!

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  2. among all, i like the chicken wings~ XD

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    1. Mr Lonely: heheh, i only ate two wings, cos i'm always a little lazy to scrape the bones =)

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  3. pumpkin & curry goat...that sounds interesting! never come across such dish! instead of potato maybe i shall try adding pumpkin in my curry next time..

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    1. Constance: ya, pumpkin's a fantastic substitute for potatoes, it seems! sweeter and more flavorsome and softer too! and it gives a nice color to the dish =)

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  4. This is a culinary adventure! Bravo to supper clubs. Hope to see more of these popping up. Certainly looking forward to my visit after Ramadhan.

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    1. Missyblurkit: oh yeah, supper clubs seem to be the way of the future for budding cooks in KL who want to dip their toes into feeding strangers! here's hoping we'll bump into each other at one of these future supper clubs =)

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  5. Jamaica chicken? Just saw that in somebody's blog at some country fair in England. Must be a popular dish there...like nasi lemak is to Malaysia. I love pumpkin...but in curry, I think it will go all mushy like mashed potatoes.

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    1. Suituapui: it's a good, flavorsome chicken recipe, can do if with pork too :D ooo, the pumpkin did border on mushy, but that's partly what I liked about it actually. More of creamy than mushy maybe, heh =)

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  6. Curry goat with pumpkin? Wow interesting! No Jamaican blue mountain? hehehe

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    1. DevilCK: haha, we drank too much rum here, didn't drink any coffee at all :D

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  7. Goat with pumpkin - I'd like a big bowl of that... please.

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    1. The yum list: heheh, a big bowl definitely describes what we got here! :D

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  8. Nice. Will book myself a seat next round.. maybe :P

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    1. Tng: I think there's a good chance that you'd enjoy the experience! =)

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  9. OOh interesting, Jamaican cuisine! I'm really impressed with the variety of cuisines popping up.. what with Lithuanian and Jamaican and all.. Hmm what other interesting cuisines that could pop up, I wonder?

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    1. Iamthewitch: it'll be interesting to keep an eye out and to maintain an open mind, true. There's a whole world of wondrous cuisines waiting to surface in kl, hopefully! :D

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  10. Ooohh...secret service supper club - sounds so clandestine! Goat curry for me please.

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    1. Pureglutton: heheh, yeah, it's a cool name. and lex does great curries :D

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  11. Love the supper clubs! I bet Lexy came across lots of them in Brixton, its the 'in' thing in London town. I need to get myself there..who can resist a cuisine that has banana fritters with the main course?

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: i think i must have gobbled up a dozen of those banana fritters, no kidding! addictive! :D

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  12. Banana fritters - is a must, curry goat with pumpkin, will give it a try ..

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    1. Cquek: ya, interesting twists that help to make the food memorable! :D

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  13. First time i hear about Jamaican food in KL, great find !

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    1. Wong: oh ya, we're very lucky to have a fun cook like lexy who's willing to experiment with her meals! :D

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  14. Interesting choice of venue. Curry goat and bone marrow for me please!

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    1. Baby Sumo: yeah, this bike shop is beautiful. and it's a real gem of a location, very peaceful and perfect for hosting events! :D

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  15. This is definitely the first time I've heard of Jamaican food here, too.

    I like the plating of the food; looks like it's infused a little with the Indian cuisine (the roti breads). =)

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    1. Waverly: yeah, it'd be interesting if a caribbean restaurant opens in Kl someday! :D and you're totally right, some of the food here reminded me of indian influences. with asian flourishes =)

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  16. That photo of bone marrow is amazing.

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    1. Sycookies: i must thank lex for that bowl of bone marrow! :D

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  17. Blog and photos look great, I'm getting hungry! Will have to check out some good places to eat for next time I'm back in KL for sure...

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    1. Merylwhite: hope you enjoy lexy's dinners! :D

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