How Well Do You Know Jamaican Food?


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You’ve been eating Jamaican food for a long time, but how much do you really know about it? Jamaican food has a long history and uses vivid ingredients to give it its distinctive flavor. Take this quiz to see how well you know Jamaican cuisine.

  1. 1 What is the name of the soup often found at a Jamaican street party or wedding?

    1. Red Peas Soup
    2. Manish Water
    3. Chicken Foot Soup
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    Did you know?

    Mannish water is a goat soup in Jamaican cuisine.  It is believed to be an aphrodisiac and is made from various goat parts. It is traditionally served to a groom on his wedding night.  The name suggests the true intent of the soup and who it is specifically made for.  

  2. 2 What is the name of the popular curry dish you can find in a Jamaican restaurant?

    1. Curry Beef
    2. Curry Pork
    3. Curry Goat
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    Did you know?

    Curry Goat is a curry dish prepared with goat meat, originating from the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. The dish is a staple in Southeast Asian cuisine, Caribbean cuisine, and cuisine of the Indian subcontinent.  In Southeast Asia, the dish was brought by Indian diaspora in the region, and subsequently has influenced local cuisine. This dish has spread throughout the Caribbean and also the Indo-Caribbean diaspora in North America and Europe.  It is one of the most popular dish in the Jamaican cuisine at a Jamaican Restaurants worldwide.

  3. 3 What is the most common meat used in a Jamaican patty?

    1. Pork
    2. Mutton
    3. Beef
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    A Jamaican patty is a pastry that contains various fillings and spices baked inside a flaky shell, often tinted golden yellow with an egg yolk mixture or turmeric. It is made like a turnover, but is more savoury and filled with meat. As its name suggests, it is commonly found in Jamaica, and is also eaten in other areas of the Caribbean, such as the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua and Costa Rica. It is traditionally filled with seasoned ground beef, but fillings can include chicken, pork, lamb, vegetables, shrimp, lobster, fish, soy, ackee, mixed vegetables or cheese. It can also be made as bite-sized portions called cocktail patties. Among the Jamaican diaspora in the United Kingdom, the pastry is more like that of a suet crust, and often made with margarine or butter, which provides the flaky pastry, and curry powder containing turmeric, which provides the yellow colour.

  4. 4 What is often used to make a sandwich with a Jamaican patty?

    1. Coco Bread
    2. Bulla
    3. Hard dough Bread
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    Coco bread is eaten in Jamaica and other areas of the Caribbean. The bread contains some coconut milk, and is starchy and slightly sweet. It is often split in half and stuffed with a Jamaican patty to form a sandwich.

  5. 5 What is the main ingredient in Jamaicans national dish?

    1. Chicken
    2. Goat
    3. Ackee
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    The ackee fruit (Blighia sapida) is the national fruit of Jamaica and it is used to make the national dish that is prepared with salted codfish.  Combined it is called Ackee and Saltfish and it is often eaten with either rice & peas, breadfruit or another popular Jamaican meal.

  6. 6 Which Jamaican food combination is affiliated with easter?

    1. Bun & Cheese
    2. Bulla & Pear
    3. Black Cake & Cheese
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    “Bun and cheese” features Tastee Cheese inside a Jamaican spiced bun, a Caribbean twist on the British hot cross bun. In the mid-1600s, colonists brought the tradition of eating crossed buns (to symbolize Jesus' crucifixion) on Good Friday to Jamaica.

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