Jamaica Tourist Board

Satiate your Senses with Gastronomic Delights of Jamaica

All India, 9th December 2015:  Though the sunshine, sea and sand of Jamaica are enough to win over a tourist’s heart and soul, it’s the cuisine which tops it all. Jamaica is home to some of the Caribbean’s most appetizing and fulfilling flavors. Fine dining is always a great way to experience the local cuisine but for foodies at heart, roadside stalls offer some delicious dishes. This island with its bright walls and friendly owners is a welcoming place that has been serving its traditional food to gourmet lovers. The island boasts a wide array of food selections guaranteed to satisfy even the most particular in taste.

Jamaican way of cooking has invaded restaurants and cafes worldwide. Visitors from around the globe have been drawn to Jamaica to sample this delicious style and flavor of cooking.

Ackee and Saltfish: A Jamaican classic and the island’s national dish, it can be had for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Made of fresh colourful scotch bonnet pepper, organic onion, colourful sweet peppers seasoned to perfection with Jamaican spices and sautéed together, combine it with yam or Irish potato for an exceptional taste.

Jerk Pork/Chicken: Jamaica gave the world Jerk cuisine and since then it has become a culinary phenomenon. Seasoned inside out with jerk seasoning and grilled over pimento wood makes it crunchy on the outside yet soft and tender inside bursting with flavourful juices.

Run-down: Created by history and can be used as a dip or eaten with Jamaican ground foods such as yam, pumpkin and Irish potato, Run Down tells stories of Jamaican culture. Salted mackerel is stewed with seasonings and coconut milk to produce a rich dish that is full of flavour.

Jamaican Patty: One of the popular roadside snack options, Jamaican Patty is an impeccable combination of crunchy meat seasoned and spicy.

Manish Water (Goat Soup): The spark of the scotch bonnet pepper and its glorious aroma, this flavourful liquid is loaded with everything Jamaican.

Food joints and cafes like Jojo’s Jerk Pit and more, Rick’s Café, Norma’s, etc are a must visit for food connoisseurs. No visit to Jamaica would be complete without sampling the local rum, which comes in a variety of strengths and brands. The famed Blue Mountain coffee is also famous across the island.

Jamaican gastronomical legacy continues to attract food connoisseurs from across the world to taste and savor the distinctive cuisine of this resource-rich Caribbean island. Savoury, sweet, spicy are some of the flavours that make Jamaican meals truly special. Visitors can experience a range of island delicacies from hot to haute while traveling around Jamaica. Come and taste the varied flavours of Jamaica, to suit your taste buds.

About Jamaica Tourist Board
The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), founded in 1955, is Jamaica’s national tourism agency based in the capital city of Kingston. The JTB was declared the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards (WTA) from 2006 to 2013. Also in 2013, Jamaica earned the WTA’s vote for the World’s Leading Cruise Destination, Caribbean’s Leading Destination and Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination for the seventh consecutive year. Additionally, the Historic Falmouth Cruise Port was recognized as the World’s Leading Tourism Development Project while Ocho Rios was named the Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Port and Sangster International Airport was voted the Caribbean’s Leading Airport. In Canada, Jamaica was voted the Favourite Honeymoon Destination by Travel Agents.

JTB offices are located in Kingston, Montego Bay, Miami, Toronto and London. Representative offices are located in Berlin, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam, Delhi and Tokyo.

For details on upcoming special events, attractions and accommodations in Jamaica go to the JTB’s Web site at www.visitjamaica.com or call the Jamaica Tourist Board at 1-800-JAMAICA (1-800-526-2422). Follow the JTB on Facebook at www.facebook.com/visitjamaica, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/visitjamaicanow, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/visitjamaica,  on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/myjamaica, or on YouTube at www.youtube.com/myjamaicajtb. View the JTB blog at www.islandbuzzjamaica.com.

For Further Information, please contact:
Jamaica Tourist Board
c/o TRAC Representations (I) Pvt. Ltd.
Ms. Mariya Kapadia | 022 24981777 | Email: visitjamaica@gmail.com