Tag Archives: dating a jamaican man

How to Cook for a Jamaican Man

How to Cook for a Jamaican Man

how to cook for a jamaican man
A Jamaican mans mind-set may be different from yours when it comes to the types of food he likes to eat and the flavors enjoys. I created this blog post to provide some tips on how to cook for your Jamaican man so that he is feeling happy and satisfied at the end of his meal! Enjoy! Here are 3 tips, just for your knowledge,  before we address what Jamaican food is best to cook for your King.

  1. Setting the Mood– If you are planning to cook some food for your Jamaican man, be sure the mood is right. Don’t have too much noise in the preferred dining area, and be sure the entire space, and more specifically his eating space is clean and clutter free. Jamaicans are very picky about cleanliness especially when and where they eat.
  2. Jamaican man Taste Buds! – Your Jamaican mans  taste buds arehow to cook for a jamaican man probably different from your own. His taste buds are used to food bursting with Caribbean flavors and Caribbean seasonings. If he was raised by a Jamaican Mother, then his intestinal tract is used to these special flavors too. When you serve your Jamaican man food, just know he expects it to taste good. If it does not taste good, he will be truly disappointed, actually his taste buds will be truly disappointed.
  3. After the Meal –Jamaicans in general like to enjoy a lot of quiet time. That is just our Culture. I find that after a meal is a time when many Jamaicans would rather not engage in too heavy conversation. After your Jamaican man eats his meal. Give him his space to digest his food, and enjoy the feeling of being satiated. He will appreciate that you thought of him in this way. If he wants to engage in conversation after he has finished his Delicious meal, allow him to be the one to initiate it with you and not the other way around.

So….What should you cook for your Jamaican man?

how to cook for a jamaican

*click the links below to get Jamaican food recipes for each!*

My top 5  Jamaican food dinner choices!

  1. Jamaican Stew Chicken – (My personal favorite Jamaican dinner) jamaican stew chicken cooking recipeJamaican stew chicken tastes like heaven in Chicken, but at the same time is light, and not too heavy. Just a great flavorful chicken meal. Click here for the Jamaican Stew Chicken Cooking Recipes
  2. Jamaican Ox Tail – Jamaican Ox tail is loved by many, especially Jamaican men. It hits the spot, and the flavors are totally out of this world. Click here for the Jamaican Ox Tail Cooking Recipe.
  3. Jamaican Curry GoatJamaican curried goat is a Jamaican classic. So many people order this meal, in Jamaican restaurants. To me one has to be “in the mood” to enjoy Jamaican curried goat. Click here for Jamaican Curried Goat Cooking Recipe.
  4. Jamaican Jerk Chicken – This is another Jamaican food Classic. Those who love hot and spicy food, tend to request Jamaican Jerk20130715-jerk-chicken-final-food-lab-38 Chicken, be sure to by the special Jamaican Jerk Seasoning. I would shy away from this one if its your first time. I tried to cook it once, and totally over did the Jerk seasoning. I couldn’t taste the food. Click her for Jamaican Jerk chicken cooking recipe.
  5. Ackee and Salt Fish – Ackee and Saltfish is another Jamaican food Classic. Ackee and Saltfish is typically eaten at breakfast time by Jamaican people, however it is so good that we eat it any time of day. But again, you sort of have to be in the mood  to really enjoy Ackee and Saltfish. It tastes delicious, is a little salty, but in a good way. If its your first time cooking a Jamaican meal. I would shy away from this one,  until you get to practice it a few times on your own. Jamaican Ackee and Saltfish Cooking  Recipe.

If you want my opinion…if it’s your first time cooking Jamaican food, I would try cooking the Jamaican stew chicken. Do a run through before that special day, then on that day you will be more prepared.


More tips to Cook for your Jamaican Man

  1. Hot foodMake sure the food is piping hot– Jamaicans don’t like food that is kind of hot they like it piping hot.
  2. Try to serve food that is heavy – Jamaicans people are used to eating food that is not only flavorful but also heavy. So, that when we eat it, we don’t feel hungry after wards
    Don’t be afraid to use some pepper and some spices– I think a lot of Jamaicans expect food to be spicy and have some pepper in it. Serve the hot sauce bottle “on the side”…this is common Jamaican culture.
  3. Include a fresh leafy Salad – I don’t know why, Jamaicans love having Fresh leafy greens on their dinner plate. I think fresh salad goes well with all the spices that people are used to eating in the Caribbean.  In case you were wondering Jamaicans typically like french dressing with their salad or Ranch.
  4. Big cold tasty drink – In Jamaica many of the drinks are very cold jamaican drinkand very flavorful. Meant to cool you off and provide a little sweetness for the tongue. Give your Jamaican man a big tall cold tasty drink with his Jamaican food….He will love you for it. We are not picky about the type of Juice just as long as its cold…but…since you asked….Jamaicans  love to drink …pineapple Juice,  Orange Juice, Grape Juice, Lemonade
  5. A Large Serving is best! – I almost forgot…in Jamaican culture, to serve a Jamaican person a small plate of food is sort of disrespectful…It is always best to serve a large portion of food so that the person doesn’t have to say, “Can I have some more please?” So, be sure the food is high and wide on the plate. Very Important!!!
  6. Bring him his food In Jamaican culture it is common that the woman brings the man his food where ever he is. Yes, and that they may not enjoy a meal together. Jamaican women don’t take it personal. They Just get on with their duties. You may consider doing the same for your Jamaican man. But, just keep in mind if you do it once, he may expect it again and again.

Try some of these Jamaican Food Recipes Too:

Blessed. King Selassie I.

Rasta Books: Rasta Way of Life books








life as a rasta woman






You might also like…

Jamaicanlove.org Blog Pages 

Jamaicanlove.org  Blog Posts

Jamaicanlove.org  Blog Posts

10 Rules for Dating a Jamaican man (part 2)

Boyfriend Zodiac Signs (Love and Compatibility)

Virgo Boyfriend – Scorpio Boyfriend  – Sagittarius Boyfriend
Libra Boyfriend – Gemini Boyfriend – Aquarius Boyfriend
Gemini Boyfriend  – Cancer Boyfriend  – Pisces Boyfriend
Capricorn Boyfriend  – Aries Boyfriend – Taurus boyfriend

21 Things About Dating a Jamaican Man (the book)

things jamaican men like in a womanWhen it comes to dating, it is important to begin at a slow pace. Otherwise you two may have to take some steps back. These rules were designed to help you get to know your Jamaican man and to help you get to know what he is all about before you involve your heart. However these “rules are just a guideline” everyone must do what they feel is best for them at any given moment.

More Links about Jamaican men

  1. How to make a Jamaican man fall in love with you
  2. Jamaican men and Foreign Women
  3. 10 reasons Jamaican men love white Women

Rule #1 Don’t Show Weakness of Any kind

The Jamaican Culture prides its self on strength and endurance. Your man may expect you to show strength even at times when you don’t feel so strong. Show your Jamaican man who you can handle anything that comes your way. Some situations call for you to hold your head up high, some call for you to stand up for yourself. Some call for you to just keep smiling. Particularly in cases involving other individuals. If at any time you feel weak, don’t show it in public. Wait till you are behind closed doors.

Rule #2 Always have a clean Hoo ha

Everybody knows sometimes hoo has can get a little funky, due to sweat etc. A Jamaican man expects his woman to keep her self clean and fresh at all times. Cleanliness is of the utmost importance in the Jamaican Culture. A poor stinky woman can mean a harsh talking to from your Jamaican King. That time of the month is no excuse either, for a sour smelly “poom poom”. Keep the “poom poom” fresh at all times no matter what. Carry baby wipes in your purse. This makes maintaining a clean and fresh “poom poom” “on the go” a breeze.

Rule #3 Always have fresh breath

A woman with bad breath is pretty yucky. Could you imagine a woman looking pretty from head to toe and she opens her mouth to speak and you want to run away. Don’t let this be you. Hygiene is very important in Jamaican Culture. Bad Breath is a big time “no no.” I carry gum with me at all times.

Rule #4 Don’t let him Mouth off to you

A Jamaican man who mouths off to you is not treating you with the all import “respect,” and he knows it. If your Jamaican man talks to you in a disrespectful manner or tone, don’t say anything back. Remember Jamaicans are “action” oriented people. You can just stay silent and see what he does, or you can abruptly end the conversation you two are engaged in, right in that moment, by abruptly walking away. If he loves you, he will say or do something to try to improve the situation. If he doesn’t care he won’t acknowledge your mood change at all in which case you are better off letting him find another woman to talk down to.

Rule #5 Leave pregnancies for later

Some Jamaican men like to get their girlfriends pregnant very early in to the relationship. If you are just dating, pregnancy should not be a topic of discussion. Take time in getting to know him, and what his plans are for the future, and then decide if the timing and resources for having a baby are right and available.

Rule #6 Tell him what you want

If you want your Jamaican man to do something, or not do something specific, you must tell him plain as day what you want. Don’t worry about him resenting you for your honesty, we Jamaicans don’t believe in that. Make sure he is facing you and looking into your eyes when you are telling him. Some Jamaican men can be a little absent-minded at times, pretending to be engaged in the conversation when they are really thinking of something else at the time. Don’t mince your words with your Jamaican King; tell him very clearly, and specifically, exactly what it is that you want.

Rule #7 Don’t Argue with him or disrespect him in front of others

jamaican man dating

So, let’s say you are the type of woman who tends to lose her temper every now and then. Whatever you do, do not argue with your Jamaican man in front of others, and do not disrespect him in front of others either. These are two really big no nos. What would happen, you might be wondering? Just trust me, don’t do it. You don’t want to know. If you feel yourself losing your cool over something he did or something he said, go outside for a good scream and come back. That should help to alleviate some of the anger.

Rule #8 Show Respect to his family

In Jamaican Culture it is extremely important to show respect to his family when you are just getting to know him and when you enter their home. This means saying Hi and smiling politely, to his Mom and Dad, or Auntie and Uncle, whoever he is introducing you to. In doing so you are saying, I respect your Seniority, I acknowledge your presence, and I understand that I am your guest, I am happy to meet you. Always seem polite and friendly, and easy-going. If you don’t do this, they will never let you live it down, and you will be forever known as “the rude one.”

Rule #9 Don’t be too affectionate or clingy

Don’t be too affectionate or clingy with your Jamaican man around others or in public unless he initiates it. This is especially true around his family members. Showing affection to your man around his family members can be seen as disrespect. Jamaicans tend not to be so publicly affectionate, or sometimes not so privately affectionate. Many Jamaicans prefer to save affection for behind closed doors. Just something to keep in mind.

Rule #10 Always practice Safe Intimacy


As you may already know, many Jamaican men like to have more than one woman. This is more common in Jamaica than it is Abroad. It is important when dating any man to, practice safe intimacy. Just because you are dating, doesn’t mean you are bound to have a long-term relationship. Sometimes couples break up after 3 – 4 dates. this way if he is sleeping with someone else, you will not get any unexpected “gifts”, from one of his other partners…Im just saying.

Read my Article “How to cook for a Jamaican man.”


What’s Your Boyfriends Zodiac Sign?


Virgo Boyfriend – Scorpio Boyfriend  – Sagittarius Boyfriend
Libra Boyfriend – Gemini Boyfriend – Aquarius Boyfriend
Gemini Boyfriend  – Cancer Boyfriend  – Pisces Boyfriend
Capricorn Boyfriend  – Aries Boyfriend – Taurus boyfriend

You might also like…

Jamaicanlove.org Blog Pages

Jamaicanlove.org Blog Posts

Jamaicanlove.org Blog Posts

How to Date a Jamaican man the book (part 1)

sexy jamaican manHere is my book online for free “How to Date a Jamaican Man”

Jamaican People & Culture

Jamaican Culture is known all around the world. The Jamaican Culture, has become “Pop Culture”, and inspires many tourists to visit the Caribbean Island of Jamaica, year after year. Jamaican Culture has many components that make up its uniqueness. The Jamaican people, Jamaican music (Reggae) and Jamaican food are at the top of the list.

More components of Jamaican culture include the influence of Rastafari, The Religion of Christianity, some deeply rooted Jamaican Values, and African Culture and Tradition. All in all Jamaica is one of the most, if not the, most popular Island of the Caribbean.

Rastafari on Jamaican Culture

Rastafari is everywhere in Jamaica. Figuratively and literally. It is unfortunate that Jamaican friends of mine tell me that Rastafari is not highly regarded in Jamaica. I believe it comes down to the individual. When I visited Jamaica in February 2012, I felt respected as a Rastafari woman, as if my presence was appreciated. So everyone has his own opinion.

Rastafari has influenced…

• Reggae Music
• Jamaican Culture
• Jamaican Tourism

What is Rastafari?

Rastafari is a spirituality. It is an inborn concept. A way of life and set of principles that surround cleanliness and a love of The Almighty. For one reason or another Jah (God) has chosen to make his presence strongly known among the Jamaican people.

Rastafari has popularized Reggae music, and Jamaica, worldwide. We know this is true because Bob Marley, who was the biggest musician out of Jamaica, and one of the biggest musicians of the world, was Rastafari.

In Jamaica you will find much Red yellow and green wall murals, clothing, Flags, Street Signs, even cars. Red for the blood Shed of the African (Black) People, green for the agriculture of the African Land, and yellow for the sunshine that falls all over the Beautiful Continent of Africa. This combination is representative of The Spiritual Way of life Ras-Tafari. Rastafari and Jamaica run synonymous. Rastafari is Jamaica, Jamaica is Rastafari.

The Influence of Christianity

Many Jamaican men and women will tell you that they grew up as Christian. Going to Church on Sunday Morning is a common thing in Jamaican Households. Many Jamaicans can recite quotes from the Christian bible. Many Jamaican people are very devout Christians. Reading the bible each morning and each night. I know this is true for me. I truly believe that I found Ras Tafari through my devotion to Christianity. Therefor Christianity and Rastafari are viewed as related by some, but still entirely different, by others. Christianity has been an instrument of self-discipline, strength and love in the homes of many Jamaican families.

Show of Respect

Many people of Jamaica are very warm and Kind. Many of us put up a tough exterior, but many of us are very sweet and kind once you get to know us. Jamaicans like to deal with each other and others in a respectful, easy going, upfront way. Respect is such a big deal in Jamaican Culture, that this word on its own is often used in Salutation and Greetings. When dealing with Jamaicans, show respect, especially towards the elders. It is expected. The next paragraph explains how.

Saying “Hi”

Saying “hi” is a big deal in Jamaican Culture. The reason? The implications of not saying hi are all negative. If a person does not say “hi” They may be seen as
· Disrespectful
· Rude
· Putting their nose in the air

The consequences can be “out of this world.” I have lived it. For your own comfort, just be sure to great each and every single Jamaican person that you pass by on the street, with a “hello”, a “good morning”, a “good evening”, or “good afternoon.” If you do this, they will think of you in a bright beautiful light of love and kindness. If you don’t do this, you have just screwed yourself harder than you can imagine.

Keep Clean

Jamaicans are some of the cleanest people. Many Jamaicans shower daily, but some shower 2 times daily. When I am in Jamaica, I tend to shower twice daily, as well, just because it gets so hot.

· When it comes to cleanliness, Jamaicans take pride in…
· A clean and organized home and yard
· Proper and Regular Hygiene for the and body
· Clean and wrinkle free (ironed) clothes
· Clean home

I have met many Jamaican people whose homes smelled like cleaning supplies, so much so to the point where, they could be out away from their home, and they would have the scent of household cleaning products on their clothes.

Proper hygiene

Proper and regular hygiene habits are of the utmost importance if you want to get along with Jamaican people, especially your Jamaican man’s Mother. This means…

· Showering daily (and hand washing your underwear in the shower)
· Brushing your teeth after each meal, maintaining fresh breath, so as not to be offensive
· Changing your bed sheets once a week

Please wash your panty!

If you are a woman who does not hand wash her underwear by hand while she is in the shower, and then hang it up to dry for everybody else within the household to see it, once they have entered the bathroom, you may be called “nasty.” Jamaicans have the mindset that a woman’s underwear is a very personal undergarment, which is full of sweat and vaginal fluids. Many of us feel that such an item must not be left sitting to “simmer” for any length of time, and that not washing your underwear the same time you take it off is just “laziness” and “nastiness” on the woman’s part. Please wash your panty the minute you take it off. It sounds silly but Jamaicans take this very seriously.

Make sure your clothes are clean

Wearing clean clothes is a very important part of Jamaican culture. It sounds silly that I mention it right. Well, Jamaicans take this very seriously. The way they handle a person who they feel is not wearing clean clothes is not to tell the person themselves, but to gossip about the person behind their back instead. So, it is very important when dating a Jamaican man, to wear clean clothes. If all your clothes are dirty, and the one item you have left that’s clean is your ugliest outfit from the 80s that you use to wear to go clubbing… put it on! Do not put on the dirty one.

Space and Privacy

cropped-jamaica.pngIn Jamaican Culture it is very important to give all family members, their own space and privacy. Sometimes a person needs time to think or to clear the mind. Nobody wants somebody nagging them when they need some time alone, especially a Jamaican man. A Jamaican man needs time alone from his woman to do the things that he feels he needs to do at that time. Respect his space and for goodness sakes respect his privacy too. This means don’t go sneaking through his stuff behind his back. We Jamaicans don’t appreciate that type of behavior at all.

10 Things Jamaican Men Like in a Woman!

10 things Jamaican Men Like in a Woman

21 things about dating a Jamaican man ebook


  • 3.0 out of 5 stars short n sweet Jan. 27 2014 – Book was too short…even for $5, but a nice little analogy. I think it’s fairly accurate and enlightening, but just an opinion.
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars nice to know Nov. 5 2014 – I really enjoyed this book. I must say that my man is the most wonderful he treats me like a queen. I do keep the house clean and he dose the cooking ending with this # one love
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars 21 things about a jamaican man. June 14 2014 – i have found thid book very enlightening. and i have found several things with my jamaican man. this book was delivered to my kindle within seconds. thanks.

Jamaican men – How to cook for a Jamaican manJamaican men characteristics

  1. black man white womanJunk in the Trunk! –  Not all… but some Jamaican men like a woman with a little bit of a behind…you know “junk in the trunk!” as it is known. So, if you have a pronounced but, just know Jamaican men find it sexy…Im just saying.
  2. A Woman who can Cook Jamaican food – Jamaican men 20130715-jerk-chicken-final-food-lab-38love to eat Jamaican food. Jamaican men grow up eating these hearty heavy and delicious meals. When he becomes a grown man his body still craves this food. A Jamaican man appreciates it when his woman knows how to cook delicious Jamaican food.
  3. A woman who smells “fresh & Clean” – In Jamaican culture cleanliness is very important. A woman who showers daily, and wears a nice feminine perfume is admired by a lot of Jamaican men. So, brush your teeth regularly, wear deodorant, and be sure to shower as needed, Jamaican men like a woman who keeps her body smelling clean and fresh.
  4. A woman who is mentally strong – Jamaican men like a woman who is mentally strong. Weakness is frowned upon in Jamaican Culture, so be sure to show that you don’t crack under any type of pressure.
  5. A woman who shares – Sharing is such a big part of Jamaican Culture, and a part that many people are unaware of. Jamaican people are very kind. Many Jamaicans will give you the shirt off their back. A woman who shares may be seen as embracing one of the basic principles of Jamaican Culture. If you share, you make your Jamaican man feel more comfortable with you.
  6. A Woman who cares and listens – listening to the feelings of your Jamaican guy is another quality Jamaican men like in a woman. Jamaican men are not just sex objects, or “men” they are also people. A woman who listens and who cares, and is willing to be a pillar of support, is an important to a Jamaican man.
  7. A woman who can keep house – If you are a clean freak, that’s great! If not become one. Jamaican men like a woman who he knows can keep the house clean and in order. Many Jamaican men themselves are raised to do the same, so his standards for house order, will be high. If you don’t know how to do this, just go around people who do, and in time you will learn how to keep house just as well.
  8. A Woman who speaks her mind – Keeping your opinion to your self is almost unheard of in Jamaican Culture. So, don’t think that by not saying whats on your mind, is helping your relationship. Jamaicans just don’t believe in that. A woman who speaks her mind is respected, and strong. So don’t be afraid to speak your mind with your Jamaican man.
  9. A Woman who loves his Mother  – It’s very simple, if you love your Mother, love his Mother too. Many Jamaican men have very close relationships with their Moms. So, if he loves her, just love her too!
  10. A Woman who use “clean” language –  Jamaican men do not like to hear their lady using foul language. It looks bad and shows a lack of self-control. In Jamaican Culture, many Jamaican swear only when they are severely pissed. So, just keep this in mind.
  11. A Woman who knows how to Dance – A Jamaican man will not take jamaican woman dancingyou to the club with him if you cannot dance. So, if you know how to dance, great…your Jamaican man will appreciate this. If not, just “rock” which means to sway back and forth. If you can’t “rock” consider staying home. Jamaicans take dancing and music very seriously…Im just saying.

Long Hair –  Jamaican men like a woman who is feminine in appearance. Whats more feminine than long hair on a female. So, start growing your hair long…your Jamaican guy will adore it.

Love. King Selassie I.

Read 21 Things about dating a Jamaican man, read what Jamaican men like in a woman

21 things about
dating a Jamaican man (the book


things jamaican men like in a woman