If you want to try authentic jerk cuisine while vacationing in Jamaica, you should consider a visit to Scotchies. Scotchies has three locations in Jamaica, the original restaurant is just outside Montego Bay and the others can be found outside of Ocho Rios and Kingston.
We visited the Scotchies close to Ocho Rios during a stay in Runaway Bay.
The aroma hit us as soon as we got out of the car. Smoky, barbecue deliciousness…mmm…could hardly wait.
Jerk chicken, pork and fish are barbecued in the traditional style over pimento wood.
Awww – shoot! Just missed the Pork Rum Ribs.
We ordered 1/4 lb of chicken and 1/4 lb of pork. There were also some delicious sides such as rice & beans, festival (a delightful slightly sweet cake or roll that is said to be a perfect accompaniment to spicy jerk dishes), and roasted breadfruit. Foregoing the sides for a Red Stripe (we were only 3 days into our all-inclusive stay at Jewel Runaway Bay and already had minimal room for a full meal!), we sat down at the bar to enjoy our foil wrapped and succulent jerk.
Plenty of room to sit outside and dine as well.
Beautiful grounds and great food. We especially dug the jerk pork. So good. Next time we’ll leave room for the sides too – hmmm. Or maybe just more meat…
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