• Greg Davis

Taste of the Caribbean Volume 1 – Find your Jerk

Updated: Mar 18, 2018


The Caribbean as we know is a hot bed of cuisine and culture. With this melting pot comes a number of unique dishes, often replicated around the world, but not always the same as home. One of these dishes synonymous with Jamaica, is the infamous Jerk – Chicken and Pork.


The origin of the Jerk style of cooking is said to be traced back to the Maroons and maybe even to the indigenous tribes which once inhabited the island. The word Jerk itself originates from the word charqui, a Spanish term and is a smoking technique that traditionally uses pimento wood to deliver the dishes unique flavor.


Here in Edmonton there are a number of fantastic restaurants offering their own twist on this classic. Some of the best places to get your jerk fix are:


Irie Foods Jamaica Cuisine - www.iriefoods.ca

2807 Mill Woods Rd NW, Edmonton, AB T6K 4A9


A Ya Mi Deh - www.a-yah-mi-deh.com

4435 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5W 1A8


Island Grill - www.islandgrillalberta.com

15203 Stony Plain Rd, Edmonton, AB T5P 3Y4


Safron's Caribbean Delight

8155 112 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5B 0G1


(Food truck) Paradise Grill - www.paradisegrill.ca

Follow their food truck location online



Stay tuned for Volume 2 of Taste of the Caribbean




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