Guianan cuisine

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French Guianan cuisine or Guianan cuisine is a mixture of Creole, Bushinengue, and indigenous cuisines, supplemented by influences from the cuisines of more recent immigrant groups. Common ingredients include cassava, smoked fish, and smoked chicken. Creole restaurants may be found alongside Chinese restaurants in major cities such as Cayenne, Kourou and Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni.



Spices and condiments[edit]


Red Beans and Rice

Common fruits[edit]

Acerola Cherry


Chicken with Creole Rice

Game (hunting)[edit]


Creole crab

Local cuisine[edit]

Creole cuisine blends flavors of tropical products Amazonian many from the forest as cassava, awara the comou and game. But many dishes have their roots deep in Africa, Asia and Europe. What gives it that spicy and subtle flavor. On the local market, instead of obligatory passage, the Creole merchant advise and make taste their products. This ranges from couac, cassava flour, essential for the realization of fierce lawyer, which draws all its power from the cayenne pepper. The cassava, long reserved for the poor, becoming a sought-after commodity, it is used in the stuffed restaurants in the Kalawanng or sweetened either with coconut jam, or with grated coconut or guava paste. As for Kontès, which consume a starter or an aperitif, they accompany the famous Ti' Punch.[1]

A ti-punch



  • Creole pudding
  • Shrimp Marinades
  • Cod fritters
  • Stuffed crabs
  • soup z'habitants (creole soup)
  • Mangrove oysters (from Montsinéry)

Dishes (food)[edit]

Fricassee of beef with Creole Rice
  • Blaff of fish or chicken
  • Awara broth
  • Calou (smoked preparation meat and / or shrimp and pigtails to country basis spinach and Calous)
  • Lawyer Fierce
  • Kalawang (green mango salad)
  • Guianan colombo (stew of meat and vegetables with curry: potato, green arricot, etc.)
  • Fricassee of pig, chicken, beef...
  • Lizard or iguana fricassee
  • Giraumonade (mashed pumpkin)
  • Gratin couac
  • Gratin various (papaya, ti-concombe, dasheen etc.)
  • Pig-tails Beans ("haricot rouj ké la tcho cochon" in creole)
  • Pimentade (fish in tomato sauce)
  • Fish sauce maracudja
  • Yam puree
  • Couac salad
  • Creole steak
  • Smoked Fish
  • Smoked Chicken
  • Pork ribs smoked
  • Lenses with pig-tails (" lanty ké la tcho cochon" in creole)

Desserts, sweets, pastries[edit]

French toast
  • Angou (desserts)
  • Coconut Jam,
  • Sweet potato jam,
  • Conserve (coconut tablet)
  • Couac coconut (sweetened semolina)
  • Creticus (candied coconut)
  • Frozen sorrel
  • Lotcho (sweet pulp coconut)
  • Pistachio Nougat (black nougat)
  • Ramiquin (pulled candy sugar)
  • Barley Sugar
  • Wang (sweet or savory powder)
  • Zoa (semolina sugary cereal)
  • Zorey Milat (fruit in syrup jam)
  • Coconut sorbet
  • French toast
  • Sispa
  • Banana salad
  • Eggs with milk
  • Lanmou chinwa (cake)
  • American (cake)
  • Bindingwel,
  • Countess
  • Dizé milé (donut)
  • Dokonon (poached cake in foil)
  • Cramanioc cake (pudding)
  • Marzipan,
  • Banana pulp (slipper)

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