FAMOUS FOOD OF DOMINICA
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Dominica is popularly known for its beautiful nature where visitors can witness beautiful vistas, pristine beaches, waterfalls, lush rainforests, and plenty of areas for hiking and diving. There is no shortage of fun and exciting things to do in Dominica. Apart from all these, the country is also famous for its delicious food. Dominica’s cuisine is a mixture of Caribbean, French, Asian and African dishes, which results in the most flavorful meals. Chicken is also very famous in Dominica. Dominica also grows a lot of fruits, which is served as a whole or made into a juice or smoothie.
Here are some of the famous Dishes of Dominica are:
Mountain Chicken is the national and most famous dish in Dominica. It is a delicious dish which is fried up with spices. This dish is served with local vegetables such as yams, yucca, pumpkin, plantains, and a special type of sauce. Mountain chicken is available everywhere in the country as it is a street dish of Dominica. This food is also prepared in every household of Dominica on special occasions.
Manicou is the special food of Dominica that is smoked over a low fire or put into a stew and served with rice. This delicacy includes various spices that make the dish more delicious. Many of the restaurants in Dominica have their own variety of Manicou which is different in taste. If it is served in a stew, then lots of fresh, local vegetables and some spices are also included.
Agouti is another special food in Dominica that is prepared in a similar manner as Manicou. It is served in a stew with a spicy curry sauce, along with various vegetables. It is a most loved dish in Dominica. Agouti is a famous dish because of its delicious taste.
Callaloo is a type of soup filled with a wide assortment of delicious, fresh local vegetables, and specifically the leaves of the callaloo plant. The soup includes various herbs and spices also. This delicious soup is considered the healthiest dish of Dominica and it is also eaten by the people to stay healthy.
Chatou water is also a type of soup famous in Dominica. It is a one-pot dish having chopped octopus, dumplings, and other ingredients like assorted vegetables. Chatou water is delicious in taste and a wonderful dish to be tried when a visit to the country. Some fresh vegetables are also included as toppings in this dish. It is served with garlic bread.
Sancocho is a flavorful beef or chicken stew dish of Dominica made with local vegetables such as cassava melon and plantains. This dish includes various types of herbs and spices, such as cilantro, garlic, cumin, and paprika with different flavors in it. It is served with a sauce made from onions and tomatoes. This dish is a treasure of Dominica’s cuisine as it is so much delicious in taste.
Sorrel Punch is a popular beverage in Dominica having sweet and refreshing punch. The dish is made from the sorrel plant which is boiled and blended with various spices and ginger which makes it a healthy drink. It is a popular dish during Christmas but it is also served throughout the year in many eateries around Dominica.
Codfish is a popular sandwich food of Dominica and a perfect starter dish in the country. It is a seasoned, sautéed, or fried dish which is made with various healthy vegetables and then finally served between two pieces of crispy bread. It is simple as well as a very delicious dish in Dominica. The dish is a great meal that gives satisfaction in terms of taste and health.
In Dominica plenty of local rums are available. These local rums are in various flavors that are available at every eateries, cafes, and beachside. It is a popular drink in Dominica infused with different herbs and spices, such as rosemary and cinnamon.
Dominica’s cuisine is famous because it focuses on using fresh, local tropical fruits. Mangoes, papayas, bananas, guava, and pineapple are found in Dominica. These can also be squeezed as fruit juices, added in cocktails, and also in many other dishes.
All the above-mentioned drinks, fruits, dishes, and food of Dominica are delicious and must be tried when visiting Dominica.