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Food and drink

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EATING OUT
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EATING ESTABLISHMENTS OFFER A WIDE RANGE OF MENUS FROM
FINE CONTINENTAL DISHES TO THE MORE EXOTIC LOCAL FOODS.

FRESH PRODUCTS
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FLYING FISH IS A BAJAN DELICACY AND IS SO POPULAR THAT
IT IS FOUND EVERYWHERE FROM GOURMET DISHES TO SANDWICHES.
LOBSTER, SHRIMP, DORADO, TURTLE, RED SNAPPE, TUNA, KING
FISH AND MACKEREL ARE A FEW OF THE OTHER DELICOUS SEAFOOD
SERVED. UNIQUE ARE THE CRANE CHUBB AND SEA EGGS. FRESH
FRUITS INCLUDE MANGOES, PAW-PAWS, BANANAS, GUAVAS, AVOCADO
PEARS AND COCONUTS, ALONG WITH THE MORE EXOTIC SOURSOPS
AND BARBADOS CHERRIES. FRESHLY PICKED VEGETABLES CAN INCLUDE
BREADFRUIT, YAMS, WHITE EDDOES, CHRISTOPHENES, EGGPLANT,
OKRA, PUMPKIN, PLANTAINS AND SQUASH.

TYPICAL MEALS
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SOME BAJAN SPECIALITIES WORTH TRYING ARE COU-COU, A CORN-
MEAL & OKRA DISH; JUG-JUG, A MIXTURE OF GUINEA CORN & GREEN
PEAS; PEPPERPOT, A SPICY STEW MADE WITH A VARIETY OF MEATS;
ROTI, A CARIBBEAN/EAST INDIAN FOOD CONSISTING OF CURRIED MEATS
WRAPPED IN CHIPATEE; CONKIES, A MIXTURE OF CORN MEAL, COCONUT,
PUMPKIN, RAISINS, SWEET POTATOES & SPICE THAT IS STEAMED IN A
BANANA LEAF.

TYPICAL DRINKS
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DRINKING IN BARBADOS USUALLY MEANS RUM. THE LOCAL BRANDS ARE
AMONG THE BEST IN THE WORLD & ARE USED FOR SEVERAL COCKTAILS.
MAUBY IS A BITTER BUT REFRESHING DRINK MADE BY BOILING THE
BARK OF THE MAUBY TREE WITH VANILLA ESSENCE & SPICES. LEMONADE
IS FRESH LIME JUICE, BAJAN STRAW SUGAR & WATER. OTHER LOCAL
JUICES ARE THE TAMRIND, GOLDEN APPLE, PASSION FRUIT, SOURSOP
PUNCH, CHERRY & GUAVA. SOFT DRINKS ARE AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE.
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