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Traditional Jamaican Food List

Tradtional Jamaican Cocoa Tea (Chocolate Tea)

Tradtional Jamaican Cocoa Tea (Chocolate Tea)

Last week, I answered a question from one of my US readers, Rilee Bones. She wanted to find out what are the must eat foods in Jamaica.

I shared my detailed response with my newsletter subscribers and it created quite a stir I tell you! Both on and off the website!

This email (below) from Jacqueline to me was one, but a special one though. I was truly impressed with her response and thought I'd publish independently. It captured some of the traditional foods that I didn't even remember!

Jacky, if you are reading this, thanks again! Love it and I know my readers will appreciate it as well!

On Fri, 21 Jun 2019 at 04:21, Jacqueline Duhaney <*******> wrote:

Well Wellesley,

What a question to answer when one is fasting..... :D

To top my list of Jamaican foods is an authentic, coal fire prepared sweet potato pudding.

My mother used to bake one every week and trust me I would stay up on Sunday night to give the first slice and the crust from the dutch pot!

Here is my list in order... (to my taste buds)

  1. Sweet Potato pudding (not like them things they make in the States!)
  2. Stew peas (filled with pig tail and every other meats imaginable... don't forget the spinners)
  3. Hamini corn porridge (this was our Friday special at home with some serious doorstep slice hardobread... with butter)
  4. Salt Mackerel with dumpling, yam (yellow, st vincent), sweet potato, plantain and banana (The Surinamese people call this (made by saltfish - Heri Heri)
  5. Roast breadfruit, with Ackee and Saltfish or just salfish, plantain and a strong cup of Jamaican Cocoa Tea w coconut milk)
  6. Tastee Patty (with Cornbread, Coco-bread etc)
  7. Jerk Chicken (roadside style... lawd mi belly a rumble)
  8. Tripe and beans.... (mama recipie)
  9. Pig trotters and beans and white rice
  10. Rice and peas, Chicken, salad, fried plantain (with carrot juice - natural or from grace... i used to love the one from grace..)
  11. Jamaican style fruit punch
  12. Susumba with saltfish
  13. Steam fish (stuff with vegetable - Harbour / airport highway version) - don't know if they still have it.
  14. Escovietch Fish with bammy
  15. Sorrel and Jamaican Fruitcake

And the fruits...

  1. --June plum
  2. --Otaheite apple
  3. --Naseberry
  4. --Sweetsop
  5. --Custard apple
  6. --Soursop
  7. --Jack Fruit
  8. --Guava
  9. --Water Coconut
  10. --Tamrind
  11. --Cashew nut (belly ache when u eat too much)
  12. --Papaya
  13. --Melon
  14. --Mangos (all version)
  15. --Guineppe

... and the list goes on...

Okay I better stop now before my boss thinks I have gone crazy....
Now I am seriously hungry.


Jesus is Lord!!

Adorable, love it!

What's your take on these, I also invite your comments.


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