Pix from Ambiance, a Haitian Restaurant in Canarsie, Brooklyn
While Hatian restaurants in town were originally concentrated in Flatbush and East Flatbush, a fanning out of the Haitian population in Brooklyn has resulted in some killer Haitian restaurants in areas a farflung as Canarsie, at the end (or origin, depending on your perspective) of the L train.
This week, Counter Culture traipses into Ambiance, a very good Haitian restaurant on one of Canarsie's main drags. The food is simple, rudimentary even, but so perfectly prepared from ingredients so pristine, that every bite is a pleasure. Don't expect apps or desserts: here are some of the menu's greatest hits.