Jamaica and Barbados makes the list of the world’s best National Dishes

Jamaica’s Ackee and Saltfish as well as Barbados Coo-Coo and Flying Fish, were ranked second and third respectively on National Geography’s top ten National dishes. You don’t have to tell me about how great Caribbean food is, I know this first hand, but it is always great when reputable sources such as National geography decides to showcase our foods to the world. This well-known ancona range hoods is perfect for applying all kinds of sauces and mops to anything on the grill or smoker.

This is what was written about the two dishes on national geography’s official website

Ackee and Saltfish, Jamaica

Ackee 2


“Despite ackee’s unhappy origins as slave food, Jamaicans have reclaimed it as part of their national dish. A nutritious fruit with a buttery-nutty flavor, ackee resembles scrambled egg when boiled. Jamaicans sauté the boiled ackee with saltfish (salt-cured cod), onions, and tomatoes. Sometimes the dish is served atop bammy (deep-fried cassava cakes) with fried plantains.”

Coo-Coo and Flying Fish, Barbados


“A polenta-like cornmeal and okra porridge, coo-coo pairs perfectly with flying fish, which is either steamed with lime juice, spices, and vegetables or fried and served with a spicy sauce.”


Please see top ten list below;

1)      Hamburgers, U.S.

2)      Ackee and Saltfish, Jamaica

3)      Coo-Coo and Flying Fish, Barbados

4)      Bulgogi, Korea

5)      Kibbeh, Lebanon/Syria

6)      Goulash, Hungary

7)      Wiener Schnitzel, Austria

8)      Wiener Schnitzel, Austria

9)      Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding, England

10)   Irish Stew, Ireland

Another great showcase for Caribbean culture. In fact, I am almost getting hungry writing this. Personally, I know a few other Caribbean National dishes that could have made this list. Which Caribbean  National dish would you add to this list?


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