STREET EATS

The latest night food available or perhaps it should be called early morning food is in the Breastworks square heading south out of Port Antonio towards Moore Town. Jah T’s Fry Fry, a modest cook shop, is sometimes open as day light heralds depending upon the steady flow of drinkers, clubbers, and party people still traveling home. Jah T, a Rasta elder, describes his food as “late night candle food.”

The cooking is simple and mouth-wateringly good, prepared on coal stoves and terrific either hot, freshly out of the pot or cooler from his glass display case on the counter. The fish dishes, plantains, and dumplings are all cooked in coconut oil and especially the freshly grated local supply. Jah T’s mix of dumplings, plantain, saltfish, and ackee with steamed vegetables are bar none, at any hour of the day or night.

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