Barbadian cuisine

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Barbadian cuisine, also called Bajan cuisine, is a mixture of African, Portuguese, Indian, Irish, Creole, Indigenous and British background. A typical meal consists of a main dish of meat or fish, normally marinated with a mixture of herbs and spices, hot side dishes, and one or more salads. The meal is usually served with one or more sauces.[1]

The national dish of Barbados is cou-cou and fried flying fish with spicy gravy.[2] Another traditional meal is pudding and souse, a dish of pickled pork with spiced sweet potatoes.[3] A wide variety of seafood and meats are also available.

Main courses[edit]

Illustration of a flying fish

Hot side dishes[edit]



Lighter meals[edit]

Goat roti


Banks beer brewery

Foreign food in Barbados[edit]

American staples such as hot dogs and burgers are fairly common, as are British fish and chips. Chinese, Indian, and Thai dishes are available in the main towns. A few Mexican and Brazilian restaurants are available on the South Coast. There are upmarket sushi restaurants in or near large resorts.


  1. ^ Barbados Food. Totally Barbados. Retrieved 25 January 2011.
  2. ^ Barbados National Dish: Coucou & Flying Fish Archived 2011-06-16 at the Wayback Machine. Epicurian Tourist. 25 December 2007. Retrieved 21 January 2011.
  3. ^ [1] Retrieved 28 May 2015.

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