Jamaican Jerk Listed among the Best ‘Street’ Food in the World

Jerk Chicken Boston Bay

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s world famous Jerk cuisine has received another accolade after being named by the Guardian Newspaper’s Travel section as being among the best ‘Street Food to Die for’ and Boston Bay was named as the place to eat it.

“Away from the bland international menus of the all-inclusives, the island’s roadside jerk huts serve fiery slow-cooked jerk chicken and pork, marinated in allspice, thyme, Scotch bonnet pepper, salt and whatever spices form the cook’s secret recipe,” the publication said.

“On Friday and Saturday nights, extra oil drum and steel drum barbecues are set up. The best are in Boston Bay, where the dish was invented by the Maroons – runaway West African slaves. Cool off with sparkling grapefruit Ting or a Red Stripe. In Ocho Rios, the outdoor Jerk Centre is a favourite stop-off for taxi drivers and MDs alike, while the saltfish and ackee from the stalls at Faith’s Pen, on the way to Spanish Town, is legendary. The Portland Jerk Festival brings music and more hot sauce to Port Antonio in July,” the listing said.

Boston Bay and Jerk were listed alongside nine other venues across the world including such exotic destinations as Tunis in Tunisia; Kota Bharu Malaysia; Osaka, Japan; and Chowpally Beach in Mumbi, India.

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