Sunday, June 21, 2009

JERK CHICKEN, GINGER BEER AND FRESH FRUITS


One of the great advantages traveling somewhere warm and tropical is the wide variety and availability of fresh fruits. I ate so much watermelon, mangoes, pineapple and kiwis and what I loved about the breakfast in our hotel is that they had fresh juice station where you would get your choice of juice mixed right in front of you from fresh cut fruits.

On the picture above was my usual morning juice mix. From the left we have celery-parsley-pineapple juice (green), carrot-mango juice (orange), beetroot juice (dark red) and fresh squeezed orange-grapefruit juice (yellow). I was in juice heaven with all this. My absolute favourite was the green juice. In normal life celery is my number one hated vegetable, but in this mixture it tasted really good with parsley giving it freshness and pineapple a hint of sweetness. I must try this at home.
As for other drinks, we had Jamaican ginger beers (love how strong the ginger in them is), Ting which is Jamaican grapefruit soda, rumpunch and Pina Coladas. At the airport coming back home we also discovered Jamaican ginger wine and bought few bottles of it, because I and "him" looove ginger. I will let you know how it is once we enjoy it.
Food was excellent outside the hotel. We ate in few roadside shacks and usually ordered either jerk chicken or curry chicken or "he" would order curry goat. They were usually served with fresh vegetables, yam and rice and peas. Very simple and very delicious. For snacks we had chicken, veggie or beef patties and of course fruits.

1 comment:

  1. god the curry chicken looks so damn good. do want * * *

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