Jamaica certainly fascinates many visitors to our shores; not only the music and culture, but our food and customs as well. Check out OK Namaste’s report on their visit to Jamaica.
Re-blogged from OK Namaste:
I am home, and in true Central New York fashion it is a bitterly cold and miserably cloudy day. At least I have my memories to carry me through till the spring, including great memories of Jamaican cuisine.
A little cookie with a very sweet crust (almost like shortbread) filled with spiced coconut. I am glad that I was around many people when these appeared at a Reggae Night buffet, because if I were away from judging eyes I could have easily consumed ten.
2. Coconut Pumpkin Soup
A simple, creamy, buttery delight that clings to your spoon.
3. Curry Goat
I know I already posted about this dish, but I loved it so much I ordered it three times on vacation, so I thought it needed another mention. What are the chances I’ll find goat in the butcher fridge at my local Wegman’s?
4. Jerk Chicken
Of course. This is a basket I ate after ziplining through the forest. The chef grilled the chicken in a tent beside a jungle river, then hacked the thigh into three pieces with a machete right in front of my eyes. I had a very nice thrill that I was experiencing something highly authentic, although considering the fact that I was surrounded by tourists in water shoes in retrospect I’m not so sure. This particular jerk was served with hush puppies and extra jerk sauce on the side, which I wish I would have photographed because it was delicious.