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Tropic Thunder

Serving up home-cooked Jamaican soul food.

The dumplings, basically fried bread, were a good accompaniment to the curried chicken, which was overly tender and not very spicy. I was happier with the oxtails and the goat. As for the jerk wings, when I finally got them, I was surprised that they were baked instead of fried. They were covered in spices, with a pleasant heat that made the side of jerk sauce unnecessary.

The spice on the oxtails was just right.
Troy Fields
The spice on the oxtails was just right.

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Tropical Diner and Cocktail Lounge

9409 S. Gessner
Houston, TX 77074

Category: Bars and Clubs

Region: Outer Loop - SW

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Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through ­Sundays. Brunch hours: noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.

Jerk chicken: $7.50

Curry goat: $10.50

Curry chicken: $10.50

Patties: $2

Rum punch: $3.50

Callaloo: $7.50

Jerk wings: $6

Fried shrimp: $6

Ackee with salt fish: $10.50

Tropical Diner and Cocktail Lounge

9409 S. Gessner, 713-271-8555.

I'd stop by Tropical Diner to sit at the bar, drink Red Stripe and eat jerk wings and plantains any day of the week.

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