Jamaican culture is unique and diverse to many other cultures in the Carribean and the world. Most people around the world always seems curious about what we eat to have so much energy as a people. But believe me, it’s not what we eat it is genetically embedded in the people of jamaica. Well, here is a sneak peek of the typical day to day food we eat.
Here are some of the same ole same ole Weekly Typical Jamaican Meals that every Jamaicans consume.
Typical Jamaican Meals
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Breakfast – THE PRIMARY dish is either Liver, Ackee & saltfish (codfish), Mackerel or Red Herring dished up with any or all the following, deep-fried dumpling, deep-fried bammy, boiled banana, boiled dumpling, and yam.
Dinner – Rice and Peas with either (or all) Fowl, Roast Meat, Curry Goat. Tossed Salad Baked special potato are dished up privately.
Refreshments – The drink dished up with Sunday Meal is generally special. Types of drinks dished up are carrot drink, soursop drink, beet main, sorrel if it’s in the season.
Monday – Thursdays
Breakfast time – Sardine, Eggs (deep-fried or boiled), rundown, deep-fried renewable or ripe plantation. A plate of Cornmeal or Banana porridge is also typical for breakfast time. Hot drink- Milo, Espresso, Holicks, Ovaltine.
Lunchtime – Patty and cocoa loaf of bread, Grotto Bakery, Bun and mozzarella cheese, Meat loaf, package lunch – which really is a smaller version of your Jamaican dinner.
Beverages – a packaged juice, ski drink, suck suck, coconut normal water, lemonade, syrup, Quench Help, Soda.
Evening meal– Curry Hen, Curry Shrimp, Escovitch Seafood, Steam Seafood, Oxtails, Stew Peas, Stew Pork, Tripe and Coffee beans, Cow feet. Vapor Meat cabbage with either sodium seafood or Corn Meat. Curry Goat may be offered, but it usually reserved for Weekend Meals or special situations.
Area dish – Corn, yam, dasheen, cho cho, boiled corn meals dumpling, Fried plantains, boiled banana.
Breakfast and Lunchtime – exactly like Monday -Thursday night.
Dinner Nobody cooks. Everyone either eats out or “buy and bring” home. Typical “buy and buying” are drum skillet Jerk Fowl or Jerk Pork, deep-fried fish and festivity, roast seafood, Kentucky Fried Poultry, Shakey’s Pizza. Some have even Roast Yam and Sodium Fish.
Breakfast – Liver organ with Banana, dumpling and Yam, ackee and saltfish with a deep-fried dumpling or deep-fried bammy. Haminy corn
Dinner Meat or rooster soup is crucial.
No special event is complete without Curry Goat. Some place in the united states a goat is wiped out and ready to welcome special friends. Manish normal water and cow cod soup are also essential for some adult special events.