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Have you ever found yourself in a distant city and wished you could find authentic Jamaican food? Do you want to try Jamaican cuisine but don't know where to go? Do you want to know about the happening Jamaican eateries? eatjamaican.com is the answer.
eatjamaican.com is a celebration of the growing popularity and the geographic spread of Jamaican food and culture. We have organized this website for you to appreciate the geographic spread of Jamaican restaurants. We provide you with a comprehensive list of restaurants and eateries by area, what they serve, when they serve, and how to get there. We solicit your input in evaluating the quality of the food and service provided by Jamaican eateries. Please send us your reviews. We also need your help to update and complete our listings. Please inform us via email about any corrections to our listing s and any information you may have about restaurants not listed on our website.
But not only that, you can help our visitors by listing cultural events in your area. Having a boat ride? a concert? a dance? a cultural event? List it here free.
Like the language spoken by the populous, Jamaican cuisine is a creole of African, Arawak Indian, Asian Indian, Chinese, Spanish and English colonial influences. Jamaican food has gained wide acceptance because of this eclecticism. Jamaican food is highly spiced. The main seasonings are allspice (known as "pimento" in Jamaica) , the very flavorful and hot scotch bonnet pepper, and ginger. Some ingredients, like papaya, goat, grouper, rum and cho-cho (a bland green squash also called "cristophane" and "chayote" on other islands) are common to all Caribbean cuisine. However, Jamaican food is best known for its famous jerk seasoning. This incendiary barbecuing seasoning is concocted from scotch bonnet peppers, pimento, and other spices. The delicious scent of jerked meat is always an inviting smell. Also, because the Jamaican Rastafarians, famous for their dreadlocked hair and reggae music, are vegetarians, it is usually easy to find meatless selections in Jamaican restaurants.
The Jamaican national dish is very unique. It is made of ackee and salted cod. Ackee is the fruit of a large glossy-leafed tree. Ackee is cooked with salt cod and onions and spices. It has a consistency and appearance of well beaten scrambled eggs. People who try ackee and salt fish usually give it two thumbs up!
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