Mystic Thai Delivers Again to Close Out Suga’s Birthday Month with a Bang!

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Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga with Husband, Randy Burgess.

Mystic Thai, the restaurant with the Best Ethnic cuisine in Jamaica located in Montego Bay, came to Kingston again last Friday with Suga’s Birthday Gift!

Owner, Mrs. Kareena Mahbubani who usually has such a warm and regal presence in the Restaurant makes me feel at home whenever I visit and mentioned she feels happy when I am happy. Kareena believes in and delivers consistently high quality customer service, sees value in her customers and I truly felt honoured and appreciated. Thanks Kareena! #SugaSnaps

Hubby, Randy and I thoroughly enjoyed two dishes that we wouldn’t readily select fron the menu. It just shows that everything is good! With a mixture of Asian and Thai cuisine, Mystic Thai has quite a diverse menu.

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Panang Fish Curry Thai.

We had Panang Fish Curry Thai, where the Panang curry is thick and peanut based, giving the Fish a unique, rich, authentic flavour.

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Dal Tadka (Lentil)

We also had Dal Tadka (Lentil) from their Indian menu. It was fantastic! Full of flavour. We enjoyed both dishes with Jasmine rice and my favourite side, Garlic naan.

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Give Mystic Thai a visit soon! They have been coming to Kingston about every 2 weeks. So, if you are in Kingston and can’t wait, trust me, the experience is worth the drive. #SugaEndorsed

Mystic Thai (Asian & Thai Cuisine)

Location: B11 – Fairview Towne Centre Unit, Montego Bay

Ph: 876-889-2430; 876-422-4301

Website *(Menu Available): http://www.mysticthaijamaica.com

Instagram: @mystic_thai_jamaica

 

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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TGIF to Suga’s Birthday Cake from SEAR274!

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TGIF to My Birthday Cake from SEAR274!

ABSOLUTE PERFECTION from the details to the core! I made a special request to hubby that I wanted a pretty Birthday Cake that tasted good too and he did well!

It was ‘REAL RICH 👏’ My Cake was filled with the new Pure Chocolate Company’s 70% Dark Chocolate – Coffee flavour and Almonds. The few friends that I had celebrate with me raved about it and by the end of the night we were only left with 1 slice! #SugaSnaps #SugaEndorsed

Sear 274

Website: http://www.sear274.com

Instagram: @sear274

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Brunching at The Rib Kage Grill During Love in the Time of Corona!

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Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga and husband, Randy Burgess at The Rib Kage Grill last Sunday, June 7, 2020.

Suga’s Ratings for The Rib Kage Grill

Date and time of visit: Sunday, June 7, 2020 @ 11:30am

No. of diners: 2

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Parking: ★★★★★

Ambience: ★★★☆☆

Décor: ★★★☆☆

Comfort: ★★★★★

Service: ★★★★★

Speed: ★★★★★

Food quality: ★★★★☆

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Plating: ★★★★★

Value for $: ★★★★★

Suga’s Breakdown!

During Love In The Time of Corona, Suga and hubby, Randy Burgess brunched outside! As restaurants slowly start to reopen, we jumped at the opportunity to try The Rib Kage Grill located in Sovereign North and kick-start Suga’s Birthday week as well.

Still taking precautions, we made reservations for their opening time at 11:30am and we were their first and only diners at that time, where everything was clean and spotless. We only saw a family pick up a take-out order.

Mandella was our waiter and the service was superb from we entered until we left. We appreciated Mandella. Another positive coming out of Corona is the extra effort to offer great customer service and for customers to be pleasant and thankful on the receiving end as well. I hope it lasts!

I don’t eat Pork often, but I have been craving their Crispy Pork Belly Waffles since they posted it. So I definitely ordered that, Randy ordered the Korean Chicken and Waffles and we shared the Smoky Ackee and Tostones, which was a tasty starter.

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Smoky Ackee and Tostones ($1200JMD) – Crunchy twice fried Green Plantain topped with Ackee and Smoked Herring.

Crispy Pork Belly does not have much meat if any, but I would have liked if the few bits I had were more tender with melt-in-your-mouth fat after I got past the tasty, crispy char. My waffles were crisp, but I wanted them to be a bit more fluffy in the middle. So I was slightly disappointed, but it was filling and I was still able to enjoy it.

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Crispy Pork Belly Waffles ($1650JMD+tx) – Vietnamese Crispy Pork Belly with Waffles *There was no Green Papaya Salad as the menu stated.

Randy’s Waffles were perfect. Stick to what you know! Golden brown with a huge serving of delish Korean style Fried Chicken. Mandella also enthusiastically offered us some freshly whipped cream on the side.

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Korean Chicken and Waffles ($1650JMD +tx) – Crispy Belgian Waffles with Korean Style Fried Chicken and Cucumber Kimchee.

Of course we had to drink while we brunched! We had the refreshing Dirty Mojito and Lychee Lemongrass Freeze Cocktails. Cheers!

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Dirty Mojito Cocktail ($950JMD +tx) – Mint, Wet sugar, Lime juice, Myers Rum, Appleton, Angostura Bitters; Lychee Lemongrass Freeze Cocktail  ($950JMD +tx)

The Rib Kage Grill

Location: Sovereign North, 29 Barbican Road

Ph: 876-778-7427; 876-632-4994

Instagram: @theribkagegrill

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Suga Tasters, Tennyson and Ashleigh had Chef Bingy Deliver to their Home During Love in the Time of Corona

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Suga Tasters, Tennyson and Ashleigh Arnold.

Suga Tasters, Ash and Ten’s Ratings for Chef Bingy

Date of Delivery: May 16 & 24, 2020

Orders for 2 Adults

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Speed: ★★★☆☆

Food quality: ★★★★☆

Serving amount: ★★★☆☆

Packaging: ★★★★☆

Value for $: ★★★★☆

Suga Tasters, Ash and Ten’s Breakdown!

Chef Bingy definitely met and even exceeded our expectations, particularly with the explosion of different flavours in relatively simple dishes. We first experienced this with Chef Bingy’s Pumpkin Chicken Soup, which Jamaicans expect in a Pumpkin soup, but with welcomed notes of coconut milk and ginger. Chef Bingy definitely defied the ‘usual’ by also adding nuts such as Almonds to her marvellous Soup.

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Chef Bingy’s Pumpkin Chicken Soup

We had ordered a Salad as well, which was deliciously enhanced by a crunchy texture from added Walnuts and Pears to the Kale. Sweet and earthy were definitely the predominant flavours!

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Chef Bingy’s Salad

After our very satisfying Soup and Salad experience, we recently tried Chef Bingy’s Curried Chicken, which was extremely rich and flavourful. This, served with roast and fried Breadfruit, definitely hit the spot and was reminiscent of my beloved Nanny’s cooking in a ‘dutchie’ on the cold stove. For $800JMD, along with generous slices of Avocado and Plantains, this meal was well worth it!

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Chef Bingy’s Curried Chicken

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Chef Bingy’s Breadfruit and Plantain

The personal delivery from Chef Bingy herself was also a nice touch, but if she continues cooking this way, she may be confined to the Kitchen whipping out more and more delicious soul food!

Chef Bingy

Website: eatwell.chefbingy.com

Email: healthyIsh@chefbingy.com

Instagram: @chefbingy

Edited By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Fyah Grilled Pizzas on a Tuuuesday from Stush In the Bush During Love in the Time of Corona!

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Randy and Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga with their fur baby, Annie.

With word of Stush in the Bush coming to town with Fyah Grilled Pizzas on a Tuesday, there was no hesitation to order.

During Love in the Time of Corona, Stush came knocking on my door, from their farm to my table with my neatly packaged order of Fyah Grilled Pizzas ($2000JMD each), Chocolate Chip Cookies ($1000JMD per dz.), Herbed Vegan Cheese ($2000JMD) and Basil Pesto ($1200JMD).

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It was without doubt that I had to make it a Family night with all the excitement shown by my fur baby, Annie once all the goodies were taken out the bag and I mentioned Stush in the Bush.

I had to do a Stush set up too! Pun intended. A farm to table vibe with freshly picked flowers from the garden, recycled wine bottles, burlap and lace, mason jars and of course a trendy GW Art wooden sign by yours truly. The wooden sign said, ‘Thankful’, fitting for the occasion and for coping with Covid times.

The Pizzas traveled well and just needed to be reheated in the oven for a few minutes. We had Pizza with Pesto sauce, olives and capers, carrot lox and dill with vegetarian cheddar and vegan parmesan, as well as Pizza with Tomato sauce, ripe plantain, coconut bacon and red onions with vegetarian cheddar and cashew cheese.

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A myriad of unforgettable flavours on each Pizza brought us right back to Stush in the Bush’s home in Free Hill, Priory, St. Ann. We cannot wait to return!

#SugaSnaps #SugaEndorsed #ForTheLoveOfFood #PostCovid19BucketList

Stush in the Bush

Location: Free Hill. Priory, St. Ann

http://www.stushinthebush.com/visit

Instagram: @stushinthebush

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Date Night at Home with Mystic Thai During Love in the Time of Corona!

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Randy and Gabrielle Burgess a.k.a Suga enjoying date night at home with Dinner delivered by Mystic Thai last Wednesday, May 13, 2020.

Throwing it back to Mystic Thai delivering to our door last week Wednesday!

That was not a dinner to eat on the couch in front of the television. It was a great opportunity for Date Night. I had to shower, wash my hair and get ready. I mean, we had to respect the rich, culinary ethnicity of what we were about to experience. We were dressed too casual, but it’s hot at home!

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The package traveled well. It seemed like the boxes were delivered just as how they packed them. There was no leaking or gravy stains and this was coming all the way from Montego Bay to Kingston. Why can’t bearers in Kingston get it right?

Anyhow, Date night kicked off with delish Mushroom Bamboo Shoots (USD$8) and Shrimp and Scallion (USD$10.50) Dumplings complemented well by the sauces provided with them. We had spicy, sweet, herby and soy sauce options.

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Mushroom Bamboo Shoots (USD$8) and Shrimp and Scallion (USD$10.50) Dumplings

We then enjoyed Rang Dang Gai (Grilled Chicken with Thai Herbs – USD$9.50) Kebab style.

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Rang Dang Gai (Grilled Chicken with Thai Herbs – USD$9.50)

The finale featured Kaeng Som (Yellow Curry) Shrimp (USD$14.50) with Garlic Naan. Their Green Thai and Red Thai Curries are best sellers, but I was going for the immune booster provided by the Turmeric in the Yellow Curry.

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Kaeng Som (Yellow Curry) Shrimp (USD$14.50)

My only complaint was that the quantity could have been more, which I am sure they will look into when they hopefully do this again! I would also order more. We were still satisfied, but we had ZERO leftovers. The next day we were just left with the memory that no other Restaurant’s Dinner Delivery is currently on that level. You get what you pay for. Thank you so much Mystic Thai for thinking of Kingston, my taste buds thank you as well. #SugaSnaps #SugaEndorsed 

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Mystic Thai (Asian & Thai Cuisine)

Location: B11 – Fairview Towne Centre Unit, Montego Bay

Ph: 876-889-2430; 876-422-4301

Website: http://www.mysticthaijamaica.com

Instagram: @mystic_thai_jamaica

 

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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Thanks for Keeping Up With Suga Lifestyle’s Journey!

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I am Thankful for ALL of you who have kept up with Suga Lifestyle’s Journey! 💖🥂Instagram is also catching up with 1500 Followers.

We are all moving forward during and after Covid-19. Hoping to continue INSPIRING persons to volunteer, do good deeds, help motivate people, EDUCATE on Health and Fitness, PROMOTE Local with Small Business Love and of course, ENTERTAIN with Events, Restaurant reviews, Sports updates and more!

Please continue to Follow and Stay tuned. Thanks again Suga Bears!

XoXo,
Suga 💖

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner of Suga Lifestyle)

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Suga Taster, Kim’s Love in the Time of Corona Chronicles Continue with Tooksie’s Canteen

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Tuna Takati Pizza from Tooksie’s Canteen

Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth’s Ratings for TOOKSIE’S CANTEEN by Tooksie Kay Catering

Date and time of order: April 29, 2020

No. of orders: 4

NB. Ratings fill 5 stars maximum

Speed: ★★★★★

Food quality: ★★★★★

Serving amount: ★★★★★

Packaging: ★★★★★

Value for $: ★★★★★

Suga Taster, Kim’s Breakdown!

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Suga Taster, Kimberly Nesbeth
During Love in the Time of Corona, some of us are getting tired of cooking. All foodies know Alexa Von Strolley is that culinary artist who’s never afraid to wow our minds and surprise our taste buds, leaving her patrons wondering how she thought of this while leaving us begging for more. When I heard about Tooksie’s Canteen, I browsed the Instagram page and started to order.
 
Tooksie’s Canteen operates Wednesdays to Fridays. The menu options change weekly. For each day there is usually one light option, such as a Salad or Flat Bread, two heavier options and a sweet treat. You order and pay online, which helps significantly with reducing human interaction, and you pick up at noon. I ordered on Instagram, received an email with the invoice and made payment via Sagicor e-banking.
 
I ordered the In-n-Out Burger and Crack pie for Wednesday, Oxtail and Fish tacos on Thursday and Tuna Tataki Pizza and Tea-ramisu for Friday.
 
Wednesday
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In-n-Out Burger – Double stacked Beef Burger with American Cheese ($1400JMD)

The In-n-Out Burger was a tasty juicy American burger with lots of American cheddar cheese and fries. The fries and bread were clearly done on my arrival. Despite the juicy, cheesy burger, no soggy bread ‘roun here! Also the crispiest fries I’ve had in years. I expected the burger to be something out of the ordinary, but it was ordinary.
Sidenote: The Burger I had from Alexa the week before though, was heaven!
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Double stacked Beef Burger, Crispy Pork Belly, Caramelized Onions, Cilantro Garlic sauce, Monterrey Jack Cheese with Fries – $3000JMD

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Crack Pie with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

The Crack Pie was amazing! It tasted like danish butter cookies made into moist sweet indulgence. So addictive. I immediately understood how this American dessert got its name.
 
Thursday
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Oxtail Tacos – Port Wine reduction, Butter bean Crema, Crispy Onions

The Oxtail taco was perfect! Tender meat and a loud flavour with a kick of something I couldn’t put my finger on. It was delicious.
The Fish taco had too much batter for me, but once I squeezed the lime provided on the Fish, the bold flavour combinations completely outshone the batter.
 
Friday
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Tuna Takati Pizza

The Tuna Tataki Pizza was fresh and exciting, spicy but not peppery. I wish I ordered more! This dish was a reminder of Alexa’s versatility as a chef.
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Tea-ramisu Chai soaked Lady Fingers with Dulce de Leche Mascarpone and Matcha Powder.

The Tea-ramisu was like a green tea tiramisu. Very interesting, unexpected and refreshing.
 
Chef Alexa Von Strolley is as cute as her logo, but her food is LOUD, BOLD and BRAVE. Each meal tasted fresh and specially prepared. Her prices are comparable to mid-priced restaurants and the wait time is five minutes or less. 

TOOKSIE’S CANTEEN by Tooksie Kay Catering
Ph: 876 – 537 – 5443
Email: tooksiekay.catering@gmail.com
Instagram: @tooksiekaycatering

Edited By: Gabrielle Burgess (Founder/Owner, Suga Lifestyle)

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