OK, so now that we're officially <30 sleeps (29 to be exact) 'til our 1st trip to JA, we've really got the 'itch'.
We went to a Jamaican rest. in the next town over and brought back dinner.
The owner was super-nice! We explained to him that we had never eaten Jamaican food & also that we were visiting JA in a month. He was kind enough to offer us several samples (oxtail, curry chicken, stew chicken, ackee & saltfish)
Gotta tell you, at 1st it was mind over matter w/ the oxtail but, it was very good! The curry chicken & stew chicken were both very tasty! Can't say that hubby & I enjoyed the ackee & saltfish. But, maybe in JA it tastes different (better) ;-)
He had just finished making the jerk chicken so, naturally, we ordered some of that. He gave us a tiny container of their homemade sauce (WOW, my tongue/lips will never be the same). Also, got some of the curry & stew chicken (w/ rice & peas, veggies). Took the last 4 beef patties he had too. He threw in some plantains (I could make a meal on those, lol) too.
Came home, put the Reggae channel on the digital cable and pretended we were in JA ;-)
So, once we return from JA, and we're craving good Jerk chicken, etc, we know where to go ;-)