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 United States Virgin Islands.
- Aqua Bistro
- Cuzzin's Caribbean Restaurant
- East End Café
- Gladys's Café
- Hinds Restaurant
- Pickled Greek
- Robert's American Grille
- The Tourist Trap
- Uncle Joe's Barbecue
- Woody's Seafood Saloon
4½ lbs fish, scaled and gutted 3 tbsps lemon juice 2 onions, chopped 2 tsp butter 2 cups water 1 tsp MSG 1 Tomato, chopped 1 tbsp vinegar
10oz pkg frozen cut okra 1½ cups yellow cornmeal 2 tbsps butter 2½ cups boiling water ¼ tsp salt a pinch of pepper
In a medium saucepan, bring water to boil. Add the frozen cut okra and cook until just tender. Drain and remove from saucepan. Add the 2½ cups of boiling water to the saucepan and slowly add cornmeal, stirring constantly. When cornmeal is cooked, stir in the cooked okra. Add the butter, salt and pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes. To cook fish, add all ingredients to a saucepan and cook on medium-low for 20 to 30 minutes until fish is completely cooked. Makes 6 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.