Lifestyle & Food : Ghetto cuisine a hit in Kintyre

March 06, 2017
A satisfied customer bites into Kim's sweet and sour chicken back.
Kim Hussey, owner of Kim's Fireside, in Kintyre, St Andrew, has been cooking up a storm with her sweet and sour chicken back.

Sweet and sour chicken is a staple in almost all Chinese restaurants in the western world. A cook shop, Kim's Fireside, in Kintyre, St Andrew, has found a way to bring the delicacy to those from a lower socio-economic background through its special sweet and sour chicken back.

Owner, Kimi Hussey, told THE STAR the sweet and sour chicken is most popular dish on her menu because of its desirable taste and it's affordability.

"The people dem always ask for it because it's really cheap and because it taste good too," Hussey said, with a smile.

Customers, some of whom are students at University of Technology and The University of West Indies are only set back $120 for a small box of 'ghetto cuisine' as it is fondly called.

"When the students dem come from school a yah so dem come," Hussey said.

"As you know, the chicken back cheaper than chicken, so it start from we just want to have something that we can afford and the customers take on to it."

With the demand increasing, Hussey is looking to wheel her business to Papine Square hoping to expose the ghetto cuisine to more university students via a food truck.

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