Bajan food is the best; whether simple, fresh and tasty fish cakes or a salt bread sandwich; to fine-dining dishes of local fish like cou-cou
Make sure you try Cou-cou
and Flying Fish, the national dish of Barbados, which is made with cornmeal grain and fresh okra, accompanied by savoury stewed flying fish prepared with fresh onion, garlic, thyme, tomatoes, and pepper.
As well as its more famous fare, Jamaican cuisine also features some lesser-known dishes such as flying fish, stewed or steamed, and served with cou-cou
(a form of polenta), as well as thyme, onions and tomatoes - which intensify the flavour.
Eating out Bajan specialities include the national dish of flying fish and cou-cou
(cornmeal cooked with okra and water), traditionally served on Fridays, and pork, whether roasted, crackling, baked or stewed.
You'll find lots of fresh seafood and the national dish is cou-cou
(cornmeal and okra )and fried flying fish with spicy gravy.
3 For the cou-cou
, heat the oil in a small saucepan, add the onion and cook until soft (about 5 mins), stirring often.
National dishes are robust, like cou-cou
(cornmeal and okra "pudding"), deep-fried flying fish, rice and peas, and pudding and souse (steamed sweet potato with pickled pork).
World-class restaurants offer fantastic views and local dishes like flying fish and cou-cou
. International surfing and sailing championships, jazz performances and the annual Crop Over festival--Barbados' carnival celebration--bring thousands of people to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean to savor the rich cultural and sporting offerings.
These included Frizzled Salt Fish with zesty tomato sauce and a variety of takes on the island's signature dish, Flying Fish and Cou-Cou
, the latter loosely based on Middle Eastern cous-cous but with okras.
A side dish of cou-cou
(coo coo)--a polenta-like cornmeal pudding--and a thick slice of coconut pie, and you're in business.
Try the national dish of flying fish and cou-cou
(made with cornmeal and okra) on the beach, and tuck into spicy pepperpot stew.