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 Bahamas.
- Beach Club Café
- Big D's Conch Stop
- Billy Joe's On the Beach
- Cafe Matisse
- Cappuccino s Italian Restaurant
- Coco di Mama (Cocodimama)
- East Asian Cuisine
- Luciano's of Chicago
- Rum Runners
- The Cove Atlantis
- Zorba's Greek Restaurant
1 lb conch 4 cups flour 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp garlic powder 1 thyme sprig, chopped 1 egg, beaten 2-4 cups water 1 can pigeon peas 1½ cups white rice 1 small tomato, chopped 1 medium onion, diced ½ cup tomato paste 2 slices bacon, diced 2 tsp fresh thyme
Wash the conch using lime juice and water. Rinse and pat dry. Tenderize the conch using a meat mallet, cut into bite-size pieces. In a bowl, combine flour, pepper, garlic, thyme and egg. Slowly add water until batter reaches a paste-like consistency. Dip conch pieces in batter. Deep fry in hot oil, until golden brown. In a large covered pot, fry the bacon until meat is cooked and fat is rendered. Add the tomato, onion, tomato paste and thyme, and mix well. Add in the pigeon peas and salt and pepper to taste. Add 3 cups of water and bring to a boil. Add the rice, and cook covered on medium heat for 25-30 minutes, until rice is tender and water is absorbed.
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.