A true Jamaican Patty experience for modern consumers in BC. Our heritage is within the name; a small island town called Port Royal nestles Morgan’s Harbour just south of Jamaica’s capital!
We’re dedicated to the creation of outstanding Jamaican Patties, and believe that the taste of food should never be compromised for the sake of a shortcut...
Who We Are
Your local purveyor of a true Jamaican Patty experience for modern consumers in BC. Our heritage is within the name; a small island town called Port Royal nestles Morgan’s Harbour just south of Jamaica’s capital.
We’re dedicated to the creation of outstanding Jamaican Patties, and believe that the taste of food should never be compromised for the sake of a shortcut.
Back in Jamaica, biting into a juicy patty was well-earned enjoyment. It’s those nostalgic flavors from the past that have become scarce due to substitute ingredients and mass production. Using old-fashioned methods and quality ingredients extends a moment of classic indulgence to our customers, in the form of a delicious patty. Our slower processes result in deeper flavours – and you can rest assured that we’ve carefully selected ingredients and suppliers that are consistent with that mindset.
New ownership in 2013 brought a new wave of innovations. Three years were spent perfecting the craft with a focus on improving ingredients, cutting out preservatives, and the creation of a fantastic Vegan patty recipe.
As you sink your teeth into one of Morgan’s Harbour patties, enjoy it knowing that we’re committed to combining the best food practices from then and now – from start to finish. Relax and savour the moment in true Jamaican fashion!
Brian Chin was born in Kingston, Jamaica. He lived in Port Royal until the age of six amidst the sands, sunken treasures, and a simple life celebrated among the streets by the harbour and old FORT CHARLES. Young Brian enjoyed a patty as a treat when the family went into town: a fond childhood memory and, later, his inspiration. Soon, his parents decided to migrate the family to British Columbia, Canada, for better education opportunities.
Brian’s uncle Edward Chang started a Jamaican Patty business called Hibiscus Foods in Port Coquitlam in 1994, and his Jamaican patties were local hits at stores and schools.
Originally from Jamaica, the Chang family emigrated to Vancouver. The (late) Edward Chang left a career in sales and founded a business to share Jamaican patties with the West Coast. Uncle Ed reached retirement in 2012, ownership stayed in the family and passed to the Chins.
In 2013 it seemed like the family would have to close up the factory. At the time Brian was following in his father’s footsteps and studied marine biology, but he yearned for a more entrepreneurial path.
When he heard the news, it was Brian who seized the opportunity to lead the business into our artisan transformation. In 2019, after a few years of ownership of Hibiscus Foods, he created Morgan’s Harbour brand of patties.
Working alongside Mr. Chang’s vision, Brian continues to create these delicious meals with a passion for discovering the secrets to making the finest Jamaican patties!
Morgan’s Harbour & the History of Jamaican Patties
Sir Henry Morgan
Sir Henry Morgan (c. 1635 – August 25, 1688) was a Welsh privateer who fought for the English, against the Spanish, from his base in Port Royal, Jamaica during the 1660’s and 1670’s. Morgan was given a letter of marque and the rank of admiral. The letter of marque allowed him to attack Spanish ships at sea… Any resulting spoils from an attack at sea would be divided between the government and the owners of the ships.
In 1668, Morgan gathered together 10 ships and 500 men for the purpose of raiding Spanish vessels.
Port Royal boasts historic buildings – including a hotel which claims to have been Captain Henry Morgan’s residence long ago. The harbour where it’s situated is now called “Morgan’s Harbour.” …It’s said that he used to watch for the ships passing by, and plan the attachks from his rooms facing the water. He is remembered as the greatest of the privateers, amassing huge fleets, and attacking prominent targets. He became Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica under King Charles II.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
2. Spread single layer of frozen patties on a non-stick baking sheet and bake for 13 – 16 minutes
Shelf Life and Storage
Keep frozen in a sealed freezer package 1-2 months
Do I need to thaw the patties before cooking?
No, cook from frozen for best results.
Can I heat them using the microwave?
We don’t recommend microwaving the patties as the pastry crust will become soggy. Try using a toaster oven at 350°F (175°C) for 13-16 minutes.