Pigeon peas and stewed kingfish topped my oildown (Saturday only, large, $11), a stew slow-cooked in coconut milk, herbs, and spices. For this Trinidadian version, the oildown itself may have featured breadfruit; doughy, unfilled Caribbean dumplings and various island root vegetables, known collectively as provisions, are also common. Do note that the handful of seats at this "restaurant" are outside and unsheltered; most of the always-bustling crowd comes for takeout.
Bake & Things Restaurant
184 East 35th St. (at Church Ave.), East Flatbush, Brooklyn
Also at 1489 Flatbush Ave. (at East 29th St.), Flatbush