One of the exciting parts of visiting a new country is trying out the local cuisine. When choosing a restaurant, many factors come into play such as price, type of cuisine, health conscientiousness and kid-friendliness. Be sure to check the restaurant rating and any reviews from people who have eaten there. Reviews can give you an idea of the level of service at the restaurant and the type of food, but keep in mind that everyone’s palette is different. We’ve provided a list of some of the popular restaurants in Dominica.
- Ancient Capital Restaurant
- Calalloo Restaurant
- Calibishie Lodges
- Coconut Beach Hotel Restaurant
- La Maison
- La Robe Creole Tavern
- La Salle Jojo
- Randy's Restaurant & Bar
- Riverside Cafe
- Sugars Coffee House
- The Adaj
- The Tomato Cafe and Deli
12 to 16 frog legs 1 lime 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tsp salt ¼ tsp crushed scotch bonnet pepper 1 tsp vinegar ¼ tsp chopped fresh thyme ¼ cup flour
Wash the frog legs and remove skin. Use the lime to wash the legs, then rinse off with cold water. Marinate the meat in garlic, salt, pepper, vinegar and thyme for 2 hours. Remove from marinade, pat dry then coat with flour. Heat oil in a large skillet. Fry the meat in hot oil until golden brown. To make gravy, saute a small sliced onion in a ¼ cup of oil and 1 tbsp butter. Add 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil and add flour to thicken. Let simmer until gravy reaches desired consistency. Serve mountain chicken with gravy, rice and boiled vegetables such as yam, green banana, and dasheen. Makes 4 servings.
Settlers from all parts of the world have influenced the cuisine in the Caribbean. Popular elements of Caribbean cooking include spices such as pimento, ginger, nutmeg, garlic and cloves. Many of the Caribbean islands use spicy peppers such as the scotch bonnet, habanero and jalapeno peppers. Jamaica is most famously known for its spicy jerk seasoning, while Grenada is known for its use of nutmeg and Cuba is popular for it’s garlic and lime marinades.
Many of the islands produce their own brand of beer and rum, such as Red Stripe and Appleton Rum in Jamaica, and Banks in Barbados. Along with these popular alcoholic drinks, be sure to try these non-alcoholic drinks: mauby, Ting, ginger beer, carrot juice, Irish moss, coconut water, soursop, sorrel, horlicks, mango juice and guava juice.