Out of Africa, Suya is a shish kebab food prevalent in the West African countries of Cameroun, Nigeria, and Niger amongst others. Traditionally, Suya is made with skewered beef, fish, or chicken that has been marinated in a flavorful spice blend containing powdered groundnuts, cayenne pepper, ginger, paprika and onion powder grilled over open flames and charcoal pits. To augment the already heightened flavors, the food is sometimes served with sliced tomatoes and onions. For those who enjoy an extra spicy flavor, just ask for additional Suya spice on the side!
There are strong parallels between the Caribbean and African culture, language, and foods, from the similarities of fashion to the styles of cooking. Jerk is a style of cooking native to the Caribbean, in which meat is similarly dry-rubbed or wet marinated with a hot spice mixture called jerk seasoning. Jerk seasoning, comprised primarily of allspice and Scotch bonnet peppers, also includes cloves, cinnamon, scallions, nutmeg, thyme, garlic, and salt.
Suya and Jerk are extremely popular and approachable street foods that are also served in upscale restaurants. Our motivation at Suya African Caribbean Grill is to share the joy of some of our favorite childhood foods rooted in African and Caribbean traditions and cultures.
We have stayed true to the authenticity of the food, its preparation, and presentation... May your tongue sing and your belly-full!!
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Locally owned and operated, we feature insta yummy fresh grilled African - Caribbean favorites with house-made sauces, wraps, patties, fish favorites, and more at affordable prices. All made with super fresh ingredients.
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Our name celebrates West Africa’s most popular street food- thinly sliced meat marinated in a peanut-based spice mixture and grilled to perfection. This African part of our menu profile readily complements the “jerk” spiced fish, kabob style skewers, Jamaican patties and side dishes of our Caribbean heritage.