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Find hearty Jamaican food at Las Vegas’ House of Dutch Pot

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House of Dutch Pot’s pineapple jerk chicken boat, codfish fritters and oxtail wrap
Photo: Wade Vandervort

In September 2021, while Las Vegas was still recovering from the impacts of COVID, our Jamaican cuisine options increased when House of Dutch Pot arrived in an ever-changing Durango Drive retail center. As the name would indicate, its dishes generally center around the use of the Dutch pot, a traditional cooking vessel used to prepare a variety of stews. With this in mind, be prepared for a filling meal.

Visiting House of Dutch Pot is like taking a course on this dynamic cuisine. Unless you’re a Caribbean native, you’re likely to find unfamiliar dishes and ingredients such as bammy, breadfruit and ground provision, but the incredibly friendly staff is more than willing to advise. While perusing the menu, order a pineapple ginger juice ($8) to pass the time, with fruity sweetness soothing the ginger’s bite. Then start your meal with some codfish fritters ($13), the golden-crisped fried balls being not the least bit fishy.

Stewed meats include curried chicken ($16) and oxtails ($22.50), each served with a pair of starchy sides. The curried goat ($18.50) is particularly successful, gamey, salty and spicy with each bite. Don’t overlook the festival—incredibly delicious, slightly sweetened fried dough sticks—and round things out with sweet plantains.

House of Dutch Pot offers an impressive choice of vegan options, too. A hearty ital stew ($18), a coconut milk-based dish rife with potatoes, peas and root vegetables, won’t leave you wanting for meat, while the spicy jerk tofu ($20) is a good option for those looking for the island’s characteristic seasoning on something other than chicken.

HOUSE OF DUTCH POT 4255 S. Durango Drive #110, 702-485-3500, houseofdutchpotlasvegas.com. Daily, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

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