Belize food is wholesome, healthy and tasty. Traditional Belizean food is usually a one course meal. However, with the influence from other cultures and trainings, they added 3 course meals to their menus. Belize food is rich in flavor. Every dish is prepared with home grown spices, vegetables and traditional secrets. Cooking is not only a hobby or job, it is a passion.
Taste Belize Food from every culture: East Indian, Maya, Garifuna, Mestizo and Kriol.
Try Belizean fry jacks
Belizean fry jacks are made from deep fried flour tortilla dough. They are definitely a Belize Food treat. Try fry jacks with beans, eggs or cheese. As a matter of fact, grab them fresh from the fryer and dip in sweetened condensed milk.
Hudut Baruru with Sere Lasus
Hudut and Sere is a traditional Garifuna dish. Hudut is the Garifuna term for mashed plantain, and Sere means coconut seafood soup. The combination of both creates a perfect dish.
Hudut is made from a mixture of green and half-ripe boiled plantains. While Sere is a creamy coconut fish soup made with red snapper and fresh vegetables.
Enjoy the taste of Garifuna/ Belize Food
Cohune Cabbage is made from the heart of a Cohune palm tree. It is a traditional East Indian dish that is made with turmeric or yellow ginger. Cohune cabbage is stir fried with chicken, yellow ginger and freshly picked herbs, and then steamed to perfection. It is served with a side of white rice and dahl roti.
Dahl Roti is an Indian term for a flat bread made with split pea curry. The Roti (dough) is filled with Dahl (curry) and pressed out into a flat bread which can be fried or cooked.
Cohune Cabbage and Dahl Roti is popular in both Corozal and Toledo District.
Belizean Rice and Beans
Rice and Beans is a typical side dish for a Belizean lunch. It is well seasoned and cooked with fresh coconut milk. This rich milk gives an exquisite taste to the regular rice and beans. As a matter of fact, the pure essence from the coconut milk creates a delicious and healthy platter. Rice and beans is a delicious side dish for any types of meat, but goes perfect with stew chicken.
Belizean Stew Chicken is made with Recado Paste. This paste is a mixture of spices combined with the popular annatto seeds, which dyes it red-orange. Along with the other freshly picked seasons, the recado adds both color and flavor to the chicken. This meal is traditionally served with fried ripe plantains and potato salad.
Tamales are a traditional Mayan food. It is made with corn masa (corn dough) filled with meat and veggies, and wrapped in a plantain or banana leaf. Tamales are boiled or steamed in a pot over the stove or preferably a fire hearth. The leaves and the outside fire boosts the taste of the tamales creating a delicious Mayan meal.
Tamales is sold everywhere in Belize; at street side vendors or typical Belizean restaurants.
A true Belizean delicacy is the Gibnut (Agouti Pacas). It is a member of herbivorous rodents living in the jungle. Some people call it “the royal rat”, since it was served to the Queen of England while on her visit to Belize. The meat is a bit tough, but once tenderized and stir fried with herbs-it tastes just like steak! A Gibnut meal is served mostly in the Belize or Toledo District.
Belize Fast Food
Orange walk tacos is the best tacos in Belize. They are always fresh and seasoned to perfection.
Panades or Empanadas are found anywhere in Belize. It is corn dough that is stuffed with meat and deep fried. Panades is fried until golden brown and served with homemade marinated cabbage.
Pupusas are made from corn dough stuffed with beans, meat and cheese. It is patted out as a tortilla and cooked. Pupusas are served with homemade marinated cabbage and tomato sauce.
Travel to Belize and experience the variety of food it has to offer. Belize food is healthy, wholesome and addicting.
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