Top Ten Things to Eat in Belize
Belizean culture and cuisine showcases a mixture of many regional traditions and food habits, with major influences from Mexican, Caribbean, and Mayan culinary methods. It seems the locals have adapted food and cooking techniques from many early settlers, including the cuisines of Spanish and African too. It can be hard to find a truly distinctive Belizean cuisine. However, the country surely offers a delightful culinary journey for all those who come here to enjoy some regional delicacies.
If you are looking forward to try some authentic Belizean flavors, then here are the top ten things to eat in Belize.
1. Chimole or Black Dinner
Chirmole which is also know as “Black Dinner” is a tasty black colored soup with roots in Maya and Mestizo cultures and is enjoyed throughout Belize. (Photo by www.belizenewspost.com)
The Sere is a fish soup that consists of plantains, cassava, coconut milk and fry fish.
3. Rice and Beans
The Belizean Rice and beans is considered a creole dish and has been described as the “
Belizean tamales are are a traditional Maya and Mestizo food and unlike the typical Mexican tamale, Belizean tamales are not wrapped in corn husks but are instead wrapped in plantain leaves. (Photo by Wikipedia)
Belizean salbutes are deep fried and are topped with chopped cabbage, chicken, tomato, onion, (sometimes avocado), and Marie Sharp pepper. (Photo by Trip Advisor)
Belizean panades are like empanadas which are filled with either fish or red or black beans and is served with cabbage, onion and pepper salsa. ( Photo by: http://evetravels.wordpress.com/).
7.) Boil Up
Boil Up is a national dish in Belize and consists of boiled vegetables, egg, fish and bread dumpling (boiled dough). Hence its name. (Photo by Wikipedia).
Pibil is a traditional Belizean cuisine of Maya origin. ( Photo by http://www.kaanabelize.com)
9. Cow Foot Soup
Cow Foot Soup is made from cowfeet that is simmered and slow cooked to render a thick soup along with black pepper, cilantro, carrots, onions, okra, and potatoes and is served with either corn tortillas or white rice and can be accompanied with onion and habanero pepper sauce. ( Photo by Trip Advisor)
10. Tamalitos or Ducunu
Tamalitos are tasty mini tamales that are made of corn and are a traditional Mestizo food.
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Belize foods also include some delicious seafood dishes and deserts.
Belize food menus almost always include seafood of various types, even in the jungle resorts to the west north and south of Chabil Mar. Of course, in Placencia, which is a traditional fishing village, where we are located, it is always on the menu. We are soon going to be celebrating the opening of Lobster season in Belize. It happens on July 1, 2021. This year celebrations to enjoy the opening of Lobster Season will be happening again in Placencia Village, combined with an Arts Celebration too! Come visit us in Placencia, Belize!
My Belize!! Grew up enjoying these delicious dishes!!! My Mom was the best cook!! Whenever I go back to visit I still enjoy them!!❤️❣️
Are you from Placencia?
Always thanking God for being born in Benque Viejo, Cayó District, Belize. Beautiful memories of my youth there, my education at St. Catherine Academy, beautiful beaches, Newtown dances, oh how I cherish those memories. Oh, how can I forget the food! Pañales, rice and beans, stew chicken, salad, plaintain!!!!
Our Belizean food is absolutely the best.