Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4
What is local, fresh, and good to cook. #262225
01/08/08 10:03 PM
01/08/08 10:03 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 1
deej Offline OP
deej  Offline OP
I am traveling with two chefs to AC soon and would like to experience and cook some of the local foods. If someone could tell me what to get and where to get fresh and local items to cook ourselves I would appreciate it.


Re: What is local, fresh, and good to cook. [Re: deej] #262227
01/08/08 10:06 PM
01/08/08 10:06 PM
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 513
Johnstown, CO
colomojo Offline
colomojo  Offline
I would take a fishing trip, I've never done it personally but I've heard it is a great time.

Live Laugh Love
Re: What is local, fresh, and good to cook. [Re: colomojo] #262231
01/08/08 10:11 PM
01/08/08 10:11 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,273
San Pedro
Kra-Z-K Offline
Kra-Z-K  Offline
Dido. What a fun and great experience. Go fishing, have them clean up the fish and take it to a restaurant to prepare.

You'll find you won't save too much cooking yourself on vacation and you'll find plenty of local restaurants that offer local dishes to try.

Re: What is local, fresh, and good to cook. [Re: Kra-Z-K] #262238
01/08/08 11:35 PM
01/08/08 11:35 PM
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 477
San Pedro, AC
Caye Connect Offline
Caye Connect  Offline
Fruits - banana, papaya, mango, pineapple, watermelon
Veggies - potatoes, carrots, cabbage, onions, eggplant
Fish - snapper, grouper, barracuda, mahi, tuna
Shellfish - lobster, conch, stone/spider crab, shrimp (locally farm raised)
Breads - flour/corn tortilla, anything from the French bakery
Chicken - comes from the mainland, some say it is heavily hormoned.

There are bunch of things (too many to list) that are hard and/or impossible to find, but your chef friends can definitely whip together some delicious items with what is available here.

Re: What is local, fresh, and good to cook. [Re: Caye Connect] #262248
01/09/08 07:17 AM
01/09/08 07:17 AM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 269
crockhunter Offline
crockhunter  Offline
You truly haven't experienced belizezn foods until you have had gibnut, also known as the "royal rat."

Re: What is local, fresh, and good to cook. [Re: crockhunter] #262303
01/09/08 12:07 PM
01/09/08 12:07 PM
Joined: May 2000
Posts: 3,281
Barbara K Offline
Barbara K  Offline
I have never seen gibnut available on the island though. Had it on the mainland and it is usually available in Belmopan, some times in Bz City. How about Iguana too?

Re: What is local, fresh, and good to cook. [Re: Barbara K] #262312
01/09/08 01:01 PM
01/09/08 01:01 PM
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 991
Middle Penninsula Virginia
Sun&sand Offline
Sun&sand  Offline
I understand the papaya crop was pretty devastated by the hurricaines. Are they available on the island? Are they really expensive now?

Live so that when you arise in the A.M, Satan shudders & says..
'Oh sh t..she's awake!'
Re: What is local, fresh, and good to cook. [Re: Sun&sand] #262317
01/09/08 01:39 PM
01/09/08 01:39 PM
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 3,294
San Pedro
tacogirl Offline
tacogirl  Offline
Lion has it listed on his bbq sign he may be a good one to ask for gibnut

San Pedro based Belize Blog since 2007 - great travel resources & discounts

Re: What is local, fresh, and good to cook. [Re: tacogirl] #262570
01/11/08 11:02 AM
01/11/08 11:02 AM
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 128
San Pedro Town, Ambergris Caye
Keepin'itReel Offline
Keepin'itReel  Offline
my husband is a great local fishing guide and he also happebs to be fab cook (great ceviche, fish bbq on the beach) - give us a call at 011-501-607-9986 or 625-5373 or send a message here or at email below and he can take you out for that authentic fishing/cooking experience wink

Ariadne & Alberto "Caco" Trejo
[email protected]

Keepin'ItReel FishingTours&More AlbertoTrejo 6255373
Re: What is local, fresh, and good to cook. [Re: Keepin'itReel] #262571
01/11/08 11:05 AM
01/11/08 11:05 AM
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 4,294
travelqueen Offline
travelqueen  Offline
Hey Ari! Hope the family is doing well!

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
Maruba Beach Klub and Spa is the premiere Secret Beach spa and restaurant located on the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea at the center of Secret Beach, Belize
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater
San Pedro Fun Finder
Paradise Guy Event Calendar
Cayo Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (Marty), 345 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online2,982
Jan 29th, 2019 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1