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 Guadeloupe.
- Chez Bobis
- La Cafeiere Beausejour
- Le Daoly
- Le Napoli
- Le Pirate Caribeen
- Le Rivage Restaurant
- Little Bouddha Sushi Bar
- Restaurant de l'Aquarium
- Tropicana Restaurant
- Yoshi Restaurant
3 lbs boneless pork, cubed 4 cloves garlic, minced ½ cup lime juice 1/3 cup sugar 1½ tsp ground allspice ¾ tsp ground cinnamon 2 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 tbsp curry powder 5 cups chicken stock 5 carrots, cubed 3 sweet potatoes, cubed 2 green peppers, chopped 2 bay leaves 1 thyme sprig
Marinate pork in lime juice and garlic for 1 hour. Combine the sugar, allspice and cinnamon together in a bowl. Remove pork from marinade and mix it with the sugar and spice mixture. Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large pot. Brown the pork in batches and put aside. Add the onions to the pot and cook until soft. Add the curry powder to the onions and stir for 1 minute. Add the browned pork and leftover marinade. Also add the vegetables, herbs and stock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer half covered for 30 minutes. Uncover, raise the heat to medium and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Remove bay leaves and thyme. Serves 6-8.
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.