These 7 Iconic Foods In Belize Will Have Your Mouth Watering
Every country has at least one dish that is quintessential to its cultural identity; Canada has its poutine, the United States has several regional dishes like cheesesteaks, deep dish pizza and grits. While Belize is no different here, it has several unique dishes thanks to its diverse range of cultures. Diverse culture creates an eclectic table of dishes. Provided below are a solid seven dishes to satisfy anyone’s tastes.
Belizean Rice and Beans
This is one of Belize’s largest staple dishes. This dish is usually joined with other items like stewed chicken and potato salad and even the rice and beans have plenty of spice and seasonings to hold up on their own.
Belizean Fry Jacks
If you know fried cakes, you understand what a fry jack is. This is a common component of every meal, though what is served with it depends on the time of day and breakfast is when they are most commonly devoured. Breakfast fry jacks tend to include cheese, jam and/or scrambled eggs. When having these for lunch or dinner, they tend to include refried beans and other commonly acceptable toppings/ingredients.
This dish is wrapped in green corn husks and can be filled with whatever toppings strike your fancy, whether you are a dedicated carnivore, omnivore or even vegetarian.
While people may associate barbeque with America or South Korea, the term is derived from “barbacoa,” a food-preparation method practiced by indigenous peoples of the Caribbean and Florida. While you may have had barbecued chicken, beef or pork, barbecued lobster is probably novel to you.
A fish soup attributed to the Garifuna, incorporating coconut milk. Add whatever fish you want along with some onion, garlic and some green plantains.
This is a dish of pork marinated in sour orange juice and spices, covered with plantain leaves, stored inside an underground vessel and smoked for hours until tender. It can also be enjoyed on tacos.
This is a seasoned chicken soup that uses ingredients like chicken stock, onions, vinegar and Jalapeno peppers. Onions happen to be the major ingredient instead of the chicken.
Now if your mouth is watering enough for you to crave these dishes, know that Ambergris Caye is one of the best venues to try them. You can easily find at least one place that will offer one or more of these dishes for a steal. Furthermore, if you decide that the food, culture and atmosphere agrees with you, Salt Life Belize is one of the best places to live on Ambergris Caye, Belize.