5 FOODS YOU MUST TRY WHEN VISITING BELIZE0
When visiting St. George’s Caye – Belize, one thing is for certain- you will never go hungry!
First thing in the morning, at the Sand Bar Lounge, you will find a sweet assortment of granola, fruit and yogurt. That is just an appetizer. Breakfast, made to order, typically consists of bread, flour tortillas, or a Belizean specialty, fry jacks that are often served with cheese, refried beans, eggs, etc… Midday meals may include soup, rice and beans, stew chicken, and tamales, while dinner typically consists of a meat, rice and beans, and salad or coleslaw. Serve up lunch and dinner with an ice cold Belikin Beer or tropical mixed drink and you have the makings for satisfaction!
Belize is a melting pot when it comes to cuisine, and with so many delicious dishes to choose from your taste buds will be on cloud nine. Read on to learn about the five foods we think everyone should try when visiting Belize.
Fry jacks are one of the most popular foods in Belize. They are small triangles of dough that are fried until golden brown and served warm. Normally eaten for breakfast and served alongside refried beans, sausage, eggs, etc.. A drizzle of honey on top turns a savory fry jack into a decadent delight!
Rice and Beans
Rice and beans is the Belizean national dish composed of a base of red kidney beans and rice and cooked in coconut milk. Typically served with stewed chicken, but any meat will do! It is traditionally served with a Belizean style potato salad.
Stew Chicken or Pork
Belizean comfort food at its finest! Chicken or pork is rubbed in Red recado or achiote paste and slow-cooked in broth. Served over rice and beans for lunch or dinner. This dish will leave you feeling full and happy! Click here for a recipe!
Belizeans put their own twist on the traditional Mexican tamale by wrapping them with plantain leaves instead of corn husks. Seasoned meat (chicken or pork) is wrapped in a soft corn dough and then steamed in plantain leaves. They can also be vegetarian by substituting the meat with vegetables.
Fresh sea food is abundant in Belize, and a crowd favorite is conch. Conch fritters are a popular appetizer, and are made from a batter of Conch, sweet peppers, onions, celery, flour, and seasonings and then deep fried to perfection! Yum!
Whether breakfast, lunch or dinner is your favorite, you will be sure to find a new and robust palate of flavors to excite the senses. We welcome you to our table. Be our guest!
St. George’s Caye Resort is located 7 miles by boat transfer from the Belize City marina. We look forward to seeing you in the sun!
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