Tasty, Filling, and Healthy: Nine Foods to Try in Belize

When vacation is not about sightseeing, it’s about eating local cuisine. Belize is especially famous for its unique Caribbean food that brings together an eclectic mixture of Mayan, Spanish and African influences to produce dishes unlike anywhere else in the world.

Here are 9 exotic Belizean foods we recommend you try on your Belize vacation.

1. Rice and Beans

riceandbeansofbelize The staple dish of the country, every region has its own take. Made with a base of red kidney beans and rice, it is a Belizean delicacy that varies in flavor and is traditionally served with potato salad and often accompanied by fried, stewed or grilled meats or fishes cooked in local spices.

2. Stew Chicken

belizean stew chicken Often paired with rice and beans, stew chicken is another local favorite. While the variations aren’t wildly different, each region’s version still maintains its own individual and unique flavor.

3. Belizean Tamales

tamales belizeBelizean tamales are direct descendants of the Mayan recipes. Virtually unchanged for thousands of years, this mix of cornmeal and meat wrapped in a corn husk has always been popular.

4. Ceviche

belizean cevicheBecause ceviche is made with seafood, it is an absolute must-try in a country that hauls in literal tons of fresh fish and shellfish every day.

5. Salbutes

belizean-salbutesSalbutes are common appetizers made from mini fried corn tortillas that are then topped with tomatoes, chicken, avocado, and cabbage.

6. Garnaches

Belizean GarnachesGarnaches are extremely similar to salbutes. The big difference is that they are crunchier and topped with more general ingredients, including beans, onions and Dutch cheese.

7. Conchita Pibil

cochinita pibil belize foodNever underestimate Belizean pork. Slow roasted and marinated, conchita pibil involves the wrapping of various cuts of pork followed by cooking the meat to perfection.

8. Fry Jacks

Breakfast-in-Belize-fry-jacksFry jacks are a national breakfast favorite. These deep-fried tortillas are often paired with cheeses and refried beans.

9. Chimole (Black Dinner)

belizean chirmoleThis black soup comes to Belize from both the Mayan and Mestizo cultures found here today. Usually made with chicken, this unusual looking dish also uses achiote and a wide array of spices.

To taste the full gamut of everything the country has to offer, SunBreeze Hotel has collected every regional flavor in one place. One of the top businesses in San Pedro Town and an award winning restaurant, the Blue Water Grill is where visitors go to experience the food culture of Belize while taking in the pristine beauty of Ambergris Caye. Don’t regret never having truly experienced Belize. Taste the cuisine of the Blue Water Grill at the SunBreeze Hotel and taste the cuisine of the nation.

Visit the SunBreeze Hotel website to learn more about Belizean food or if you need help in planning a Belize vacation.

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