Barbadian cuisine

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Bajan cuisine is a mixture of African, Indian, and British influences. A typical meal consists of a main dish of meat or fish, normally marinated with a mixture of herbs and spices, a number of hot side dishes, and one or more salads. The meal is usually served with one or more sauces. [1]

The national dish of Barbados is Cou-Cou & fried Flying Fish with spicy gravy.[2] Another traditional meal is "Pudding and Souse" a dish of pickled pork with spiced sweet potatoes. [3]

Main courses

Hot Sides



Lighter Meals


Foreign Food in Barbados

American staples such as pizza, Hot Dogs and burgers are fairly common, as are British fish and chips. Chinese, Indian, and Thai dishes are available in the main towns. A few Mexican and Brazilian restaurants are available on the South Coast. There are upmarket sushi restaurants in or near large resorts.


  1. Barbados Food. Totally Barbados. Retrieved 25 January 2011.
  2. Barbados National Dish: Coucou & Flying Fish. Epicurian Tourist. 25 December 2007. Retrieved 21 January 2011.
  3. [1] Retrieved 28 May 2015.