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 Saint Kitts and Nevis.
- Ballahoo Restaurant
- Bobsy's Bar & Grill
- Cathy's Ocean View Bar & Grill
- Chevy's Calypso Bar & Grill
- Double Deuce
- Montpelier Plantation Inn
- Rawlins Plantation Inn
- Reggae Beach Bar & Grill
- Spice Mill Restaurant
- Sunset Café
- Sunshine's Beach Bar
1½ cups of flour ½ cup of grated coconut ¼ tsp of salt 1 tbsp oil 1 tbsp margarine ½ cup of water 1 lb saltfish 1 green pepper, diced 1 lb tomatoes, chopped 5 garlic cloves, minced 4 tbsp vegetable oil 2 tbsp butter 6 scallions finely chopped 1 small onion, chopped Salt and pepper to taste
Mix flour, coconut, salt, oil and margarine in a bowl. Gradually stir in the water to make dough. Knead dough for about two minutes. Roll dumplings into desired shape and cook in boiling salt water in a covered pot for 15 minutes. Soak saltfish overnight in water, to remove salt. Rinse the fish, and boil in water until tender. Remove the bones and scales. Flake the meat of the fish. In a large saucepan, heat the oil. Add the green pepper, onions, scallions and garlic. Cover and cook on low for 5 minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes and simmer on medium heat for a few minutes. Add the fish, butter, salt and pepper. Simmer covered on low heat for 5 minutes. Serves 4-6.
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.