One of the adventures highly considered when visiting a new place is the native delicacy and food of the place. It’s the most enjoyable and “fulfilling” escapade one can ever experience in a new place, tasting for the first time the savor of never before seen cooking. It may even be sometimes weird how a certain place comes up with their favorite dishes, and the Bahamian food is not an exemption to this.
Bahamas native cuisine
Once you are in the Bahamas taking pleasure in the amazing and awesome beaches of unending white sand, you can total that dream vacation by exploring and indulging yourself in the savor of the Bahamian food.
Bahamas food gets the limelight it ought to have at the many restaurants in the Bahamas islands, which also includes and international variety of tastes and styles. The native cuisine of the Bahamas depends greatly on seafood which are naturally caught fresh off shore and prepared with the best local flavors.
Prepare you palate for some unique species and ingredients at restaurants in Bahamas islands as chefs themselves pride on Bahamas food never being ordinary. Saying ‘unique’ species and ingredients for Bahamas food is actually literal. Meat from the Conch mollusk is a favorite Bahamas food and is served in almost every way possible, including conch salad, conch fritters, conch burgers, conch chowder, scotched conch, and the ever exotic scorched conch where it is served raw and just washed with seawater and lime juice then rubbed with hot pepper, topped with fresh tomato and onion slices, served on a knife or skewer.
So if you’re getting that feel of Bahamian lifestyle and spirit, try these Bahamas food to complete a once in a lifetime experience of Bahamian cooking:
You may want to start your Bahamian meal with an appetizer to set the mood, this unique soup is absolutely worth tasting, prepared consisting purely of onions, water, lime juice, celery, peppers and meat.
Fish n’ Grits
This Bahamas food is also worth trying. It is fish cooked with salt pork, onions, and green peppers served with grits as a morning meal.
This food is usually made with grouper, tomatoes, dark rum and lime juice.
Conch Fritters, Conch Chowders, Conch Salad, Scorched Conch
These Bahamas food are local specialties and prepared exquisitely, you may not want to leave the table without trying some of these.
Curried Mutton, Racoon Stew
Curried mutton refers to either goat or sheep; you may want to add these foods to your list.
For dessert, you may want to try this mildly sweet bread served as a side-order.
This Bahamas food is a dessert specialty of the Bahamas; it is made with sieved guava pulp, served with hard sauce which is a blend of butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla, and rum. If I remember correctly, I'm used to guava duff in more of a cake form. This was all fancy and rolled up. Duffs are made from all kinds of things: mangoes, pineapple, banana and more. The syrupy stuff on top is very sweet and buttery, and typically warm. Nom nom nom..
This is a local liqueur served alone or in coffee.
This is the Bahamas national beer. You may also want to try other fruity, rum-based drinks such as the Goombay and the Bahama Mama.
Whatever you choose to have for your Bahamas food experience, all these foods are worth trying just don’t forget to give fifteen percent tip if a service charge hasn’t already been added. Bahamas Food By dragoa