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Cuisine of Tobago Island for gourmets. Places for dinner - best restaurants

It seems as if the cuisine of Tobago borrowed the traditions of all the other countries in the world. At the heart of the local cuisine lie the traditions from China, Europe, and India, peculiarly combined with different findings of Creole, African, and Mediterranean origin, which eventually give this unique taste to each dish. Local restaurants will offer you traditional, typical for this region, Creole courses callaloo and pigeon peas. The first one is a soup, made with leaves of Okra, coconut, and taro. The second one is also a soup, but quite a spicy one. You should also try mashed green bananas, called tum-tum or tam-tam in other pronunciation, and crushed peas pancakes.
The first thing that should be mentioned, is that, despite some stereotypes, Tobago does not depend on tourism. GDP here is one of the highest among Central and South America’s … Open
If you like seafood, you will definitely not get hungry in Tulum. Really tiny clams called chip-chip, crabs, prepared with coconut, backed or fried freshwater cascadoo and just a great range of sea fish – that is what you can find in almost every food place on the island. Well, these and a shark. They prepare it in dozens of variants, from frying to tortillas, stuffed with meat of this sea animal.
However, those, who prefer meat, will also find something for themselves. The locals like meat and know how to prepare it well in different variations. Moreover, they like both familiar to us pork, usually served with onion, pepper, cucumbers, and soy sauce, and meat of agouti, possum, which is called here “manicou”, and armadillo, whom the locals call “tattoo”. You can also find lizard courses. However, there are familiar island dishes, such as fried rabbit “lappe”, or pilaf with chicken meat and coconut milk pelau. Curry duck, quite a simple dish, became almost national here, and is prepared in a couple of different variants. They also usually make different meat pies. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Most of Tobago’s landmarks go back to the Colonial times: it was ruled by the Spanish, the French, but the main impact was made by the British, who ruled here for a long time. However, … Open
A traditional Tobago dish is Sada Roti tortilla, wrapped with almost everything from peas to potato and pumpkin. They usually eat this for breakfast, as well as accra, fish pancakes. As a side dish to the main course for lunch or dinner you can order callaloo. Made with okra, spinach, and taro leaves, it has quite a spicy taste. However, they can add in callaloo lobsters, meat, pepper or pumpkin, which changes the taste a little bit. This dish goes best with cassava, dumplings, crabs, and sweet potato.
Inviting ... The locals also like a pasta cake. By the way, the cheese, used in this dish, was brought to the island by the British. If you like salads, try bulol, made with codfish and fresh vegetables. If you want to feel the local color at fullest, order chutney sauce made from mango, tamarind, coconut, tomatoes, and bandhaniya. Do you like sweets? Then you will definitely like the Tobago cuisine. Guava paste, nut cake, sugar pies, cassava pastry, steamed guava – there are sweets to any taste! Remember, that desserts here are truly sweet, and you should better not order tea or coffee with sugar to go with them.
One of the main reasons, why Tobago is interesting to travelers is because it has perfect conditions for divers. You can dive here all year round, but remember that visibility is worse … Open
When it is too hot, coconut water, coconut jello, and coconut cocktails become very popular. Well, this fruit is already a part of most courses in Tobago cuisine. They also have regular ice cream on island, and a little exotic snow cones. For breakfast the locals drink chocolate tea, made from self-made cocoa-balls, and hot beverage from cassava farine with powdered milk. Different juices and soda are also popular. Most popular alcohol drink is rum, especially Ponche-de-crème and Puncheon rum. The locals also like punch, including the ones made from beetroot, dock, passion fruit, papaya, and apple. Those, who prefer beer, should try Carib beer, Stag beer, Carib Light and Carib Shandys. Their product lines have the tastes of lime, ginger, and dock.
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Unique sights around Tobago Island

Palm Island

From the series “The Most Beautiful Islands on the Planet”
Palm Island will not only appeal to followers, but also to the hikers. On Palm Island one can explore the strange natural sights, the exotic birds and the rare plant species. The island is also excellent for the divers. In the near vicinity of her there is a large selection of beautiful diving spots. Now about 30 people live on the island, all of which are the employees of the tourist complex. … Read further

Mustique Island

From the series “The Most Beautiful Islands on the Planet”
Thanks to its unique location, there are never any strong hurricanes on the island's surface. These favorable conditions have contributed to the planting of the extensive orchards. At the moment, there are only three tiny villages on the isle criterion. Around 800 people live on Mustique. In 1958 the island was bought by the rich Scottish Baron Colin Tennant. He has ensured that the unique ecological system of the tropical island has been preserved. On the order of the Baron it was permitted to erect not more than 114 houses on the island. It is forbidden to pave the streets and build houses higher than tree tops. … Read further
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Traveling in Norway: the Best Places to See During a Short Getaway

If you want to enjoy a panorama of Bergen and take memorable photographs, the Floban Funicular will take you to a mountain above the city. The ride lasts only 8 minutes, after which you will see the entire Bergen behind your feet. Don’t leave this hospitable city without exploring its popular attractions such as the Bergen Castle and fish market. Read this

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Cuisine and restaurants in the neighbours of Tobago Island

Travel notes on best cuisine and restaurants of Tobago Island (Trinidad and Tobago) on OrangeSmile.com. Famous recipes and traditional dishes and courses in Tobago Island restaurants. Where to eat - our recommendations on popular places in Tobago Island, where you can taste delicious meal and also spend a good time with your friends.
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