This short list is for the tourist who likes to “venture where not many tourists have gone before” and taste real Jamaican “Native Food”
Type of meal: Soup
Brief History and Where you’ll find it: This soup is an old time Jamaican favorite . You’ll find it served at “real Jamaican parties”, wakes, celebrations, reggae concerts and at road side stalls. Your best bet as a tourist is to buy it from a roadside stall where you can experience other native foods like roast yam and saltfish.
Benefits: Cures Infertility, Impotence, and yes the common cold. It is also know to put “hairs” on the chest of men and beards women.
Ingredients: The head, feet of a goat, bananas, yam, pepper, and your optional white rum.
Type of meal: Soup
Brief History and Where you’ll find it: This soup is Jamaican delicacy, therefore it is very rare to find good Cow Cod soup. Your best bet is to head into the Jamaican country-side and find a good domino game. Here you will find men drinking Cow Cod soup to give them the strength and stamina needed to play vigorous sports. Another option is to go to a “real” Jamaican restaurant or road-side stall.
Benefits: This also cures Infertility and Impotence but gives added stamina and endurance for all types of physical activity.
Ingredients: The Cows Cod (this is a big Jamaican secret), bananas, yam, pepper and your optional white rum.
Type of meal: Main Course -Meat
Brief History and Where you’ll find it: This dish has put Jamaican on the world map. Jamaican’s are experts at cooking curry goat and it would be totally unacceptable if it was not cooked in a Jamaican household once a week. You can find it at almost any hotel or restaurant in Jamaica but to get the real curry you need to visit the household of a Jamaican native. Cooking curry is like planting a garden or putting a chip in your computer. It has to be nourished and handled carefully. You want to feel the personal touch when you eat curry goat.
Benefits: Cures colds, helps you lose weight, brings good luck to your new home, wife, car etc..
Ingredients: Goat meat, curry, pepper and various “secret” home seasonings