Foods eaten in Jamaica The Favorites & The Traditional
I've already provided a good background to the various foods eaten in Jamaica on my main
In that, I provided some history, - highlighting the genesis of our foods, as well as shared some of our favourite dishes.
Here, I will attempt to provide you with a more
categorized list so you can have a better, clearer appreciation of our
Many of these by the way, may not be offered in
or at typical tourist joints, although you are quite likely to see them
as a part of certain
Jamaica food preparations.
local guide might be able to find some of 'unsuals' for you though.
OK, Here we go!
Banana and Plantain
Breadfruit (roasted or cooked)
Jamaican Mangoes (All types)
I've put together some beautiful pictures of Jamaican food
, take a peek when you can.
Taro ("dasheen" or "coco")
Pigeon peas ("gungo peas")
Seafood & Meats
All types of Fish & Seafood
"salt fish" - dried and salted cod fish
Cow Feet, called 'cow foot'
Pig tail and ears
Mutton (Goat Meat)
Chicken and Poultry
Allspice (locally known as "pimenta")
These, you'll appreciate forms the raw materials for hundreds and perhaps thousands of tasty and delicious
Jamaican drinks, dessert and pastry for breakfast lunch and dinner.
I can give you a few hints and say that rice and flour forms the staple of our household. The use of spices such as the pimento, scotch bonnet peppers, cinnamon, thyme, garlic etc, are key seasonings in our preparations.
Perhaps the most traditional Jamaican drinks are the Carrot and Soursop juices.
For those, and some of the most popular recipes and preparations, please see the main
Jamaican food page.
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