Jerk n Ting! Couldn’t leave Negril last December without a meal of Jerk Chicken, Rice and Peas and of course a cold Ting.
Sunday evening after spending the morning on the beach and the late afternoon on a bus tour of some off-the-beaten restaurants and bars in Negril’s west end, we caught a nearly perfect sunset.It was a great way to enjoy the post Reggae Marathon Experience!
Eager to participate in another Reggae Marathon tradition, a couple of us made our way to a Jerk place we’ve been going to for many years. It’s a shack really: Kitchen out back, covered porch out front, Chalk board showing what’s available that day.
Our order is pretty simple: Jerk, pleanty of it, rice and peas and Ting. OK, and a cold Red Stripe…it’s post-Reggae Marathon after all. We place our order at the counter and take a seat on the picnic talble covered in a plastic checkered table cloth in antiipation of a feast. And again this year, we were not disappointed. Our server brought out heaping plates of Jerk Chicken and Pork along with steaming rice and peas. She always offers up extra hot sauce but we usually decline…their special hot sauce approaches suicide levels plus the Jerk is pleanty tasty and spicy enough. No need to add more.
Silence decended as we dug into our meal. Occasional we paused to take a swig of Ting but mostly we focused on savouring the Jerk. Once done, we order a cold Red Stripe to top off another memorable meal and celebrate another successful trip to Negril for Reggae Marathon. My mouth is watering already looking forward to another Jerk n Ting meal at Reggae Marathon Sweet 16.
Until next time…
Reggae Marathon RunninGuy (aka Sugar ‘Tuff Gong’ Bong)