Jerk seasonings are predominant, consisting of a dry-rub of all-spice, scotch bonnet peppers, cloves, and other herbs and spices. This seasoning most commonly found on chicken or pork, making for a complex dish that tingles the tongue and satiates a need for spicy food. Jerk is usually served alongside rice and pigeon peas, fried plantain, and steamed cabbage. Because it is located in the Carribean, Jamaica’s cuisine borrows inspiration from creole, Spanish, and British influences. Believe it or not, Jamaican cuisine also includes a large influence from Asian cuisine.

Where to try it: Palatino. 3004 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL. (786) 360-5200