Jerk chicken, salted cod fritters, fried plantain with rice. Beans with rice. Conkee is a delicious desert that resembles mexican tamales. Caribbean food uses a lot of coconut, plantain, chickpeas and habanero peppers. Depending on the island, food can be spicier (Jamaica) or milder (Aruba). Green vegetables are often overcooked, and there is an emphasis on starches.