Jamaican Cuisine "mixed up" in English, African, Spanish, Indian, Chinese culinary traditions, and is based on the use of pork, poultry, vegetables, seafood and a variety of seasonings.
National cuisine of Jamaica
If we talk about everyday Jamaican food, itbasis is thick soups on meat or fish, which are watered with vegetables or rice. To make the dish hot and spicy taste, they often add ginger, cardamom, thyme, nutmeg, curry, allspice.
Vacationers are encouraged to try on the islandJamaican dishes as baked and fried bananas; beef with rice; grilled pineapple with sauce; marinated seafood, fried with onions and peppers; stew of sweet potatoes, cassava, maize, yucca and other tropical fruits and vegetables. If desired, you can taste the Rastafarian food - for its preparation do not use dairy products, salt, meat and alcohol: It is based on cereals, fruits iovoschi, freshly squeezed juices.
Popular Jamaican cuisine:
- "Riceandbeans" (dish of rice and red beans, which is prepared using coconut milk, peppers and onions);
- "Jerkchicken" (chicken, grilled, but pre-marinated in a spicy and flavorful sauce);
- "Currygoat" (fried in olive oil, kid, pre-marinated in lemon juice with spices);
- "Patties" (pies with meat, vegetable, stuffed with cheese, seafood or fish);
- "Calallosoup" (rich soup, which is based on part of the plant, such as foliage or spinach);
- "Manishwater" (soup of the head, offal and goat hooves, which when cooked add yams, potatoes, carrots, bananas and hot spices).
Where to try Jamaican cuisine?
If the restaurants that you choose to visit, tips are not included in the bill, it is possible to leave a cash consideration in the case of good service at a rate of 10-15% of the total order.
Your goal is to satisfy the hunger of national dishes? Kingston look at the "Strawberry Hill" (to the institution serves Jamaican dishes as smoked chicken, tortillas bammy, lamb curry), Negril - in "Ras Rody's Roadside Organic" (institution for lovers of organic food - then prepare meals in the Rastafarian style, namely, rice, beans, vegetarian curry soup with local vegetables).
Cooking courses in Jamaica
Tourists, gourmets will be able to go on a culinarya tour of restaurants in Jamaica: so they will visit "Pimento Porch Clubhouse" (there will be held a lecture about Jamaican cuisine and a lesson on cooking jerk) and "One One Coco" (here the participants gastro-tours will learn to cook roast goat's head and feet with yams and bananas, as well as the right mix of tropical cocktails).
The arrival in Jamaica can be timed to coincide with the Festivalwine and food (September, Kingston), Festival "Caribbean rum" (Fall, Montego Bay), on which the parties offer to taste the rum of different varieties and products prepared on the basis of this drink, as well as the Festival of Jamaican coffee (September-October, Kingston ).