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 Antigua and Barbuda.
- Cafe Napoleon
- Grace Before Meals
- Home Restaurant
- La Bussola Restaurant
- Le Bistro
- OJ's Beach Bar & Restaurant
- Roti King
- Shirley Heights Lookout
- The Beach House
- The Beach Restaurant
2 cups cornmeal 6 okras, diced 4 cups of water 1 tsp salt 1 lb spinach, chopped 4 green eddo leaves 1 lb eggplant, peeled & cubed 1 lb okra, chopped 2 medium onions, chopped 3 small squash, cubed 1 lb green papaw, cubed ½ lb pumpkin, peeled & cubed 1 lb salt beef, chopped 2 cups fresh greenpeas 2 garlic cloves, chopped 4 cloves, cut 4 tbsp ketchup 4 tbsp margarine 1 bunch thyme 1 bunch chive salt and pepper to taste
Put okra, water and salt in a pot. Bring the water to a boil, then simmer until the okra are cooked. Remove half the liquid. In a bowl, wet the cornmeal with a little cold water. Add the wet cornmeal to the pot. Reduce heat and stir consistently until the mixture is fairly stiff. For pepperpot, wash vegetables, except peas, in salted water. Rinse and allow to soak in fresh water. Boil the salt beef in water for 10 minutes, drain. Fry the salt beef for 15 minutes, then add onions and saute for 5 minutes. Stir in soaked vegetables. Add enough water to just cover, and cook until the vegetables are tender. Add the peas, herbs and seasoning. Simmer on low heat until thick, about 15 minutes.
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.