Friday, July 16, 2010

An Island of Many Flavors

 Pictures top-bottom: shrimp vesuvio, vegetarian lumpia and surinam bojo cake, Dutch cheese and crackers, green mussels.

Aruba is known for many things, good food being high on the list. Seafood, especially mahi mahi, red snapper, grouper, shrimp and yellowfin tuna. Being a Dutch state, cheese is very big here, with many varieties imported from Holland, and Dutch snacks such as croquettes and frickandel. The Caribbean influences of coconut, mango, papaya and spices can also be tasted in different dishes. Then of course there is an abundance of worldly foods, with Italian, Japanese, Brazilian, Argentinian, French, Surinamese, Colombian and more. Needless to say, if you get bored of the food here, you're not trying enough. I have been to over ten restaurants so far in my stay, and it has been a delicious experience. Come, stay, eat. Bon Appetit!

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