Jamrock Cuisine

12618 N. Kendall Dr.
Miami, FL 33186
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  • Tuesday through Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wheelchair accessible, Catering, Family Style, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wifi Access
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • No Alcohol
  • Free Parking, Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Necessary
Jamrock Cuisine owner Maurice Chang's Chinese father and Jamaican mother taught him to make magic in the pantry at his home in Manchester Parish, near Jamaica's southern coast. "I had the best of both worlds," he says. Today he has no problem producing a plate of unctuous oxtails cloaked in velvety brown gravy. Yet those plates pale in comparison to his Chinese-Jamaican specialities like goat with lime leaf. Its availability depends upon whether Maurice can get ahold of the pungent, thumb-size leaves that lend a citrusy snap to the rich sauce and gamy, fork-tender goat meat. Chang is frustratingly elusive when asked about the touches that help accent each plate. Most bites make clear there's soy sauce, ginger, and some garlic. What's obvious is that none comes with the trademark greasy sheen commonplace in even the best Americanized Chinese restaurants. Maybe some mysteries are better left unsolved.

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