Taj Mahal (Nasssau, Bahamas)

Here we were with @tarajroth. Our last meal at Nassau of 2013. We had to go out and venture out on the island and get some good grub.

As always I asked around to crew members and I was told to check out Taj Mahal. Formerly known as Green Shutters. It was an Irish Pub way back in the day.

@tarajroth and I walked out and had no idea where to go. Luckily, I am not a typical male and asked for directions as many times as I could. It seemed the locals were sending us all kinds of different ways.

Finally a taxi driver led us to the right direction. From Bay Street you go to Parliament and go up the hill. Taj Mahal is on the right.

The Green shutters cannot be missed. We walked in and some locals were sitting down enjoying a good meal. We were greeted by a lovely young lady and sat down near the bar area.

Mango Lassi with Cinnamon

Chicken Vindaloo. The spice was perfect. I walked out sweating. Just like I like it.

Chicken Korma. @tarajroth ordered this one. I didn’t want to taste it because my dish was so yummy.

Garlic Naan. Very garlicky. Amazing.

Feast Shot.
 The place is expensive, but worth every penny. The portions are more than generous and the flavor and spice was like no other. Service is spot on. I will be going back and taking friends here.

Two Thumbs Up.
 Taj Mahal
 Parliament Street
 Nassau, Bahamas

Location:Parliament Street

Pepper Pot Grill (Nassau, Bahamas)

 My dear friend Leslie from DCL was the one who introduced me to this place years ago. Today I had to bring my buddy Chris with me. It is near the straw market. You have to cross the street from the main road and it’s hidden in the back. I asked some taxi drivers and they told me it was closed. I then asked around again and they directed me to where it was at.

It was the first time Chris was eating Jamaican food. This was truly a great place to start. Sandra was our server today. She was awesome. Got our food out quickly. The place is nice and clean. It is cash only. They claim to have the best Jamaican food on the island. It is strange to be in the Bahamas and have Jamaican food.

Mango Juice. This is what Chris ordered. I wanted to take a sip, but I was enjoying my carrot juice way too much.

Carrot Juice. I was expecting to taste carrots and soil. I was not expecting it to be creamy. I wanted five more of these. This juice is perfect.

Jerk Chicken with rice and peas and plantains. I remember it having more of a kick. This time around Chris said it was tasty, but it was missing the kick.

Curry chicken with white rice and plantains. This was my dish. The curry was perfect. Great taste. Had a nice spicy kick to it, but my issue were the bones in the chicken. Still delicious, just annoying. They have other sides that they offer. I love their plantains.

Fruit Cake. For dessert I had my eye on the chocolate cake they had near the register. To my surprise it was their Fruit Cake. Fantastic. I could not tell you what it had on the inside, but it was great. Chris and I were full and we still took more than one bite because it was that good.

Two Thumbs Up. Foodbidden Approved.
 Overall, the place is a hidden gem. It is off from the main road. Short walk and definitely worth it. Cash only. Place is clean. Ask for Sandra. She is awesome. Oxtail is on the menu. Busy during lunch time. Lots of locals call their orders in and come and pick them up.
 Pepper Pot Grill
 Nassau, Bahamas
 Near Market and George Street

Location:Between Market and George Street


Nassau, Bahamas.

Summer and I were told by a lovely crew member about a new place she had tried on the island. I was a bit hesitant at first, but I figure you only live once and had to check it out. Thank you so much Summer for indulging me in my craziness with @foodspotting.

Originally, I thought it was only Indian food. They had Italian as well. Mr. Govind Chhatlani, the owner, spoke to us at our table to see how we were doing and enjoying our food.

This used to be a European sandwich shop way back in the day. Many crew members come for the free Wifi. Thanks to our server for the password to access the Internet. Unfortunately, we never got her name. Great server.

There were four ships at port today, so different crew members from different ships were here checking their emails and enjoying a cup of coffee. One local came in and went straight to the food. Summer and I started with the Samosas. Summer got the chicken and I got the veggie ones.

We were told by the owner, Govind, that he just started adding the chicken samosas to the menu. He asked how we liked it and we said we loved it. Thanks Summer for sharing your Samosa with me. The veggie ones were good. A bit spicier than the chicken ones, but the chicken ones were fantastic. This was Summer’s first time and I am so happy she enjoyed her order. The odd part was being offered Ketchup or Hot Sauce with our order. I obviously, chose both. Not typical for me to have a Samosa with those toppings but it was very tasty. I actually enjoyed it. Very different from your typical chutney, mango, pickled sauces.

I tried to be gentle while cutting into them to take a great picture, but was not successful. Again, to give you the idea of what the insides looked like. While I am writing this I can taste that chicken with all the herbs and spices.

Several choices to be made and I decided to keep it simple today. Chicken Curry with white rice. Great choice. Spicy enough to provide that sweat from the forehead and clear the sinuses at the end of the meal. It was great. It’s always nice to get off the ship and find dishes with some true flavor.

I tend to always order the Garlic Naan. Unfortunately, they had none today, so I had to order the Garlic Roti. Wasn’t my preference, but I said yes and ordered it. I was happy I did. This Roti was nice and soft and complemented my dish perfectly. Thanks to our server for the suggestion.

I am trying to always add the “Feast” picture to show all that I had. We had a great time and I have to say it was nice that Summer enjoyed it. Her first time eating a Samosa was a success.


Foodbidden APPROVED!!

The place is small but had lots of character. Nice decor and at the same time very simple. Some stools to sit outside as well. Only about two tables outside. No smoking inside, only outside. Thank you Govind.

If ever in Nassau. Check them out. Govind speaks to all his customers to be sure they are taken care of. He wants to be sure his customers are satisfied with the quality of his food.

Afterwards, I had to get chocolates for wifey at Sugar Happens. Be sure to read my blog about this candy store. They have it all. Thanks to @signcarmelo who introduced us to this place. Scary that the ladies from the candy store recognize me now. : )

Cafe Bar and Restaurant
Fine Indian and Italian Cuisine
#6 Charbay Plaza
Charlotte Street North
Nassau, Bahamas
(242) 328-4360

Location:#6 Charbay Plaza, Charlotte Street North, Nassau, Bahamas