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Oct 21, 2008 - Enroute to the South Coast - Port Kaiser and Alligator Pond Bay

We're back in the van heading to Alligator Pond on the South Coast. We're going out to eat at the Ochie Seafood Restaurant tonight. Rannie - our mentor, our driver, our guide to Jamaica - is showing us the "real" Jamaica. He has taken us off the beaten path and into the lives and homes of ordinary, but marginalized peoples. But, he is balancing our stay and time here with the beauty and wonders of the country too. LORD, THANK YOU FOR THE EVERYDAY SAINTS AND HEROES YOU SEND INTO OUR LIVES. Rannie, proud of his Jamaican heritage and this...

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Oct 21, 2008 - To a restaurant in our paint clothes?

Little Ochie is a little off the beaten path, being on the South coast of Jamaica, which is less frequented by overseas visitors, and therein lies some of its charm. For those who want authentic Jamaican food in an authentic setting, Little Ochie is the place. It is regarded as one of the best restaurants on the South Coast, where the people from the Parishes of Manchester and St. Elizabeth go to eat seafood. Little Ochie consists of a main building where the food is prepared and a series of thatched structures, some of which are built on...

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Oct 21, 2008 - Little Ochie Restaurant in Alligator Pond Bay - facing south to South America

What a perfect place to eat. We were keen on trying traditional dishes, so this was the place to come for roasted yam and fish, boiled and peppered shrimp, fried, escoveitched fish and bammy, or even spit-roasted chicken and jerked pork. Little Ochie, in the out-of-the way district of Alligator Pond, is a one-of-a-kind restaurant and dining experience. Miles from the nearest town of Mandeville, it is, nevertheless, the spot where the Who’s Who of Manchester and St. Elizabeth go to eat seafood – a la Jamaique – and let their hair down in the...

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Oct 21, 2008 - When by the sea, eat seafood . . .

The food was amazing! We started off with fish tea, likened more to hot fish soup. It was downright delicious! We had two different dishes of large prawns in specialty sauces. We had a dish of fried fish and one of lobster tail. Side dishes were corn bread and cassava bread wedges. The veggie dish was a combination of okra and potatoes in a sauce. Everything was super delicious and, of course, we were hungry. Eating here in the good company of Rannie and Meeckus couldn't have been a more perfect end to a wonderful, fulfilling day. Little...

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