Authentic Caribbean Food at Fumi’s African Carribean Restaurant and Groceries in Ottawa

Fumi's jerk chicken

Fumi’s African Caribbean Restaurant and Groceries located at 502 Rochester St in Ottawa

February 9, 2018:  After the ice dragon boat race was over, we searched for a food place around Dow’s Pavilion and Little Italy in Ottawa.  I had noticed that there was a significant showing for African and Caribbean restaurants in Ottawa so Yelp informed us of Fumi’s African Caribbean Restaurant and Groceries.

It was a small and homey restaurant.  The restaurant and dining room in particular seemed furnished from a house.

I ordered the Jerk Chicken platter while Ken got the Patty Platter and Chickpea and Potato Roti.

Fumi's African Caribbean Restaurant and Groceries menu and prices

African dishes

Fumi's African Caribbean Restaurant and Groceries menu and prices

Caribbean Dishes

The Patty Platter came first with two patties and had a side salad.  It seemed like one was a vegetarian patty while the other was a beef one.  Both were spicy with the beef one being more spicy and a bit dry.  I liked the vegetarian one.  It was quite good!

Patty Platter

Patty Platter. $4.99

Jerk Chicken Platter

Jerk Chicken Platter. $13.99
-served with rice, peas, salad

My Jerk Chicken Platter was a great portion!  It was a huge chicken drumstick and was seasoned so well.  It definitely satisfied my salty taste buds.  The best part was how smooth and juicy the chicken was. :9

It came with a huge helping of rice and beans.  I enjoyed how they made it.  It was a bit spicy too.  It seemed just as authentic in taste as the jerk chicken. :9

The Chickpea and Potato Roti was a big size and came with the same side salad as the other two dishes.  This was a bit dry unfortunately since both the potatoes and chickpeas in general as ingredients tend to be drying in nature.  I liked the chewy roti skin though. :9

Chickpea and Potato Roti

Chickpea and Potato Roti. $8.99
-a thin shell of flour and dhal (ground yellow split peas) with potatoes and chickpeas filling

Chickpea and Potato Roti

Inside of the Chickpea and Potato Roti

During our stay here, we observed three other tables (one of which had 5 diners or 8 diners in total) all order the soup that the restaurant had specifically on Saturdays.  It was a Caribbean soup that appeared to have lots of veggies.  It definitely made me want to try it too if that many customers ordered it.  Yum :9.

There was a single flat screen TV in the dining room that was showing a soccer match at the time.

All in all, I loved the food here.  My Jerk Chicken Platter was so big that I packed the rest of it home to enjoy.

Fumi's Caribbean food

Filling lunch

Fumi's African Caribbean Restaurant and Groceries seating

Homey dining room

Fumi's African Caribbean Restaurant and Groceries interior

Counter

Fumi's African Caribbean Restaurant and Groceries storefront

It’s located off from the main streets

Fumi’s African Caribbean Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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