A popular Jamaican pastry filled with various savory fillings such as beef, chicken, or vegetables.
Patois: "Mi stop by di bakery fi buy a patty fi lunch."
English: I stopped by the bakery to buy a patty for lunch.
Jamaican patties are savory pastries filled with various delicious fillings. The pastry dough is typically made with flour, turmeric, and margarine, giving it a golden color and flaky texture. The fillings often include spiced ground meat (such as beef, chicken, or lamb), seasoned vegetables, and sometimes even seafood. Jamaican patties are popular as a quick and flavorful snack or meal.
Popular Jamaican pastry that contains various fillings and spices such as beef, chicken or cheese that is baked in a golden yellow tinted flaky shell. In Jamaica, the patty is often paired with coco bread when being eaten.
Patois: Mi woulda luv fi nyam a beef patty right now
English: I would love to eat a beef patty right now
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