Allo' Expat Aruba - Connecting Expats in Aruba
Main Homepage
Allo' Expat Aruba Logo

Subscribe to Allo' Expat Newsletter
Check our Rates
   Information Center Aruba
Aruba General Information
History of Aruba
Aruba Culture
Aruba Cuisine
Aruba Geography
Aruba Population
Aruba Government
Aruba Economy
Aruba Communications
Aruba Transportations
Aruba Military
Aruba Transnational Issues
Aruba Healthcare
Aruba People, Language & Religion
Aruba Expatriates Handbook
Aruba and Foreign Government
Aruba General Listings
Aruba Useful Tips
Aruba Education & Medical
Aruba Travel & Tourism Info
Aruba Lifestyle & Leisure
Aruba Business Matters
  Sponsored Links

Check our Rates

Aruba Cuisine

Seafood is a staple, and local fishermen provide a great variety of regional fish including red snapper, dolphin fish (also known as mahi mahi), and grouper. Additionally, shark is a popular regional treat featured on many menus.

Locals enjoy keshi yena, a soupy brew that combines Gouda cheese, spices, and meat or seafood in a thick brown sauce. This dish is sometimes served with funchi, a cornmeal pancake, or pan bati, a corn pudding formed into pies. Soppi di pisca, a very popular soup, is actually fish chowder, flavoured with coconut and also, occasionally, meat. For travellers who enjoy seafood, there are several unique ways restaurants have it prepared. Keri keri is a dish of shredded barracuda infused with the South American spice annato. Or, simply order your preferred fish Aruban style, which will arrive pan fried in a Creole sauce or in garlic butter.

Other local favourites are stobà (lamb or goat stew), cala (bean fritters), pastechi (meat- or cheese-stuffed turnovers) and ayacas (leaf-wrapped meat rolls).

The drinks available on Aruba are also unique and flavourful. Caribbean soft drinks are widely available, including most Desnoes and Geddes flavours. Mixed drinks are also popular, particularly the island's famous rum punch which is comprised of several types of rum mixed with orange and pineapple juices, sweet and sour mix, and grenadine.





copyrights ©
2015 | Policy