Food in Jamaica Felix Wong

Prior to going to Jamaica, I haven’t tried any of the country’s cuisine—unless you count the pseudo-Caribbean faire served up by Rasta Pasta or the Island Grill in Fort Collins. Hence, eating in Jamaica was a real treat.

Some of the classic Jamaican items we ate or drank included:

  • Bammy: a Jamaican cassava flatbread
  • Festival: Jamaican-style sweet fried maize dumpling
  • Sliced and fried breadfruit
  • Akee
  • Jamaican apple: looked more like a pear in both shape and texture than an apple
  • Jerk chicken: very spicy!
  • Patties (usually filled with chicken)
  • Ting: a popular grapefruit soda in Jamaica

Check out the photos to see how the above looks like.

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Photos

The photos below were taken with a 2012 Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone.


The colorful fish we picked out to eat at Hellshire Beach.Ting, a popular grapefruit soda in Jamaica.Eating a fish lunch at Hellshire Beach.Fried bammy, fried fish, and festival (sweet flavored fried dumplings).Pineapple and Jamaican apple, which had the appearance and consistency closer to a pear than an apple. (February 14, 2013)Fried breadfruit. (February 14, 2013)Wheat bread with jerk chicken. (February 14, 2013)Breadfruit. (February 14, 2013)Chicken patties from Devon House. (February 15, 2013)St. Marty's Banana Chips and Wata (water). Leanne knows the Johnson family who makes the banana chips and as a result of their fortune, "own half the island." (February 14, 2013)Tamarind balls with seeds inside. (February 15, 2013)

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