Where we picked up some zingy homemade gingerbeer, and a quite bitter traditional drink, which refreshing - was definitely an acquired taste
There was also some non-Caribbean/Jamaican themed food trucks with German sausage
But we're here for the Cariwest festival! So we picked up a hot flaky meat pastry filled with plenty of savoury meat goo sold by numerous food trucks and meandered to see what else was getting set up (we arrived early to beat the crowds)
Should we get an assortment of kebabs from Kebab Hut?
A platter of tastiness from one of our fav Caribbean restaurants?
A new catering company that was still setting up its BBQ?
My fav curry food truck?
Something we haven't tried yet, but highly recommended?
We cooled off by picking up yet another cold and fizzy ginger beer while we meandered and looked around
We went with A Yah Mi Deh's combo platters - rich spicy moist jerk chicken with rice, and a refreshing coleslaw.
As well as an Allo pie from them - a lightly spicy potato filled hand held deep fried pie. Filling and tasty!
Here's a shot of the starchy interior
Seeing that some jerk chicken was freshly tossed onto the BBQ...
We headed back to Paradise Grill, where it was a family affair to cook the jerk chicken to
a juicy perfection!
We picked a pineapple ginger drink - which tasted mainly of pineapple juice with a hint of gingerroot finish while waiting for the jerk chicken to finish cooking up
And after waiting patiently for the chicken to finish cooking - and being taunted by the delicious smells, we got our order of jerk chicken with rice studded with beans and garden salad
The chicken was tender moist with a delicious and slightly spicy crisp crust. Mmmm! well worth the wait!
Stuffed to the hilt, we'll have to hit up the various food trucks representing Caribbean and Jamaican restaurants until next year!
A Yah Mi Deh Jamaican Restaurant and Bakery
Address 4435 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5W1B2
Phone (780) 479-1900
Hours Open daily noon-3,pm, 6pm-11pm
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Phone (587) 990-4660