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  • Multiple Dishes

Eat. Drink. Enjoy.

meet the owner: ''Tan''

I was born in Jamaica and raised in Brooklyn, New York. I'm a mother of four and a grandmother of two. 2019 I left a corporate position, where I was well compensated to pursue my dream of opening Wah Gwan. Wah Gwan is another way of saying ''What's up'' in Patois. Within the past three years, I've ventured to different countries of Africa. Nigeria being one of them. My exposure to the people and culture, allowed me to see so much of my Jamaican heritage is intertwine with Africa, and how food brings people together, who are not rich in wealth but are rich in great tasting dishes, with spices and flavors. My love for Nigerian Cuisine comes from my life time partner who exposed me to the dishes he grew up on as a child in Nigeria.

Wah Gwan is possible because of his encouraging words ''I got you'' and being my biggest supporter to make this leap of faith outside my comfort zone. My children and my mother gave me the strength in life to push through adversities. Jamaica my first love, made me held my head up high in life, no matter what your circumstances because that's what we do. I hope you enjoy the culture and food we bring to you. Wah Gwan has a unique mixture of cooking techniques, flavors, spices and influences for the indigenous people on the island of Jamaica, and the country of Nigeria. Other dishes are novel or a fusion of techniques and traditions. Along with ingredients that are native to Jamaica, some ingredients have been introduced and are now grown locally.