It’s time for our weekly “Fan Friday” feature! Each week we select five of the best fan posted wall posts and/or comments on videos and articles posted to our Visit Jamaica Facebook Fan Page and publish them right here on Island Buzz just to let you all know we’ve been listening and we appreciate all your great feedback.
( via Varun Baker )
If you’re unfamiliar with the term; “Jerk” is a style of cooking native to Jamaica in which meats are dry-rubbed with a very hot spice mixture called Jamaican jerk spice. Jerked food is a must-have for visitors and locals alike and if you haven’t had it yet you don’t know what you’re missing! Jerk is both a marinade and a preparation technique. In its most authentic form, fresh poultry or pork meat is massaged with a concentrated spice rub infused with allspice (pimento), cinnamon, peppers, onion, thyme and garlic hours before cooking. After marinating, the meat is placed on raised platforms of pimento wood over hot coals to slowly roast for hours. Here’s how some of our Facebook Fans responded when we posted Travel Resources: 5 Places to Eat Jerk in Jamaica and asked whether anyone had dined at any of the locations listed:
“Scotchie’s is the best place I have eaten Jerk anything. I am coming down there in 1 week and I plan on going there again, this time bringing my hubby so he can taste it.”
“Pork Pit in Mo-Bay is good! The aroma gets me everytime. Love the open air dining and reasonable prices not to mention the location…views to Walter Fletcher beach and the “hip strip!” Absolutely love The Pork Pit!!”
Lena Sunamaica Wolfgarten:
“Had one of the best on the road between bluefields and whitehouse. its in a corner of the main road. he had the best spicy sauce. was there 5 times in 3 weeks. brought some spices to germany and we had jerk chicken last weekend. next we will build a grill Jamaican style- must have that.”
The King of Reggae music and still to this day the most influential musician to come out of Jamaica is the legend, Bob Marley and a trip to Kingston is not complete without a visit to Bob Marley Museum. The museum is located on the site of the legendary musician’s home, which he purchased in 1975. This house, featuring 19th-century architecture, was Marley’s home until his death in 1981. It was converted into a museum six years later by his wife, Mrs Rita Marley. Here’s how some of our Facebook Fans responded when we posted Where to Visit: Bob Marley Museum, Jamaica and asked whether anyone had been there:
“Oh yes I sure have!! i stayed in kingston on both my visits to jamaica in 2009 & 2010 and stayed next door to the bob marley museum it was literally a one minute walk over to the museum and needless to say i was there everyday! the museum is a must do for any marley fan, the house has amazing vibes…love the museum..love Kingston!”
Max Alwayz Knowz Watz-Up:
“YESSSS I have n it wuz AMAAAZIN n EEEEEMOTIONAL 2, really placed u bk in time n its niiice how evrytings propa old n not bin touched, seriously captured d essence of da GREAT SIR.BOB n dat whole era, LOVED IT……a wonderful experience!!!”
Thank you all for the great feedback and a special thanks to our Facebook Fans of the Week; Penny Gellatly, Devon Sheppard, Lena Sunamaica Wolfgarten, Rajina Chand-Almeida, and Max Alwayz Knowz Watz-Up! If your comment wasn’t selected as one of this week’s Top 5 just keep them coming and maybe you’ll see it here next Friday!