Taste Test (A Six-Month Adventure to Dominica, Post 5)
I’ll be honest with you; I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to trying out new food, if I’ve never eaten it I make the instant assumption that I won’t like it.
Having said that I think I’ve done pretty well so far, trying new things in Dominica:
- Dolphin (Dorado)
- Paw Paw (Papaya)
- Accra (a type of fish fritter)
- Passion Fruit
- Bread Fruit (shown in the photo below)
Before I was presented with Lionfish and chips as one of my first meals here, I was told that by eating this dish I was doing my bit to preserve the reef conservation on the island.
- For more on the islands fishy predators click here
I have to say fish n’ chips is usually battered “fish” and chips slathered with salt and vinegar with loads of ketchup! But Lionfish n’ chips, Dominica-style, is something altogether different. The chips were awesome, thinly sliced pieces of Breadfruit and Potato then fried with a side helping of Plantain, and the salad consisted of Avocado with your typical greens. Then for the fishy finale, remember me saying I’m fussy? Fish is one of the dishes I’m not all that keen on. I have to say it was quite delicious, honestly. And the idea that I was actually helping preserve Dominica’s reefs by eating this meal made it taste even better.
In the last few months I think I’ve eaten more fish than I can shake a stick at.
Bakes are pretty awesome, essentially they are savoury doughnuts. You can have the healthier option and have a whole wheat bake (I’ve seen these, not eaten them) or just a plain old hearty delicious bake. Dad and I have considered putting Nutella in one to see what it would taste like. Anyone ever tried that?
Back in England, and probably everywhere else, you have the Innocent Smoothie range, with their Strawberry and Banana smoothie… But here you can’t beat a fruit juice that is made right in front of you with fresh-off-the tree Banana, Orange and Guava and something else equally as delicious it slipped my mind as I’m thinking about the smoothie! It’s an assault on the taste buds, full of natural goodness and vitamins