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Posted By: Randy

Food and drink on Caye Caulker - 10/07/07 06:30 PM

Last time on Caye Caulker, (next time will be our 4th) on my way to the water taxi for our trip home frown I noticed a young man with a cart with shrimp for sale. I was not able to ask him if he sells seafood every day. Is this always available? I looked in the stores but have not found any that have other than frozen seafood. Another question. While we were there someone mentioned that you can buy beer right from the beer truck. Is this true? We are going to be staying on Caye Caulker for a month and are renting a place with a kitchen this time. We do support the locals every day, it is nice to be able to cook once in a while. Any ideas??
Posted By: Caye Connect

Re: Food and drink on Caye Caulker - 10/07/07 10:03 PM

Mmmm... shrimp and beer. Sounds like you need a trip to the distributor. The beer/soda distributor sells beer (cold or not), soda, water, coffee, hot sauce, t-shirts and yes... shrimp. This is pretty much the same at all distributors nationwide as they are all owned by the same company - Bowen & Bowen (who also runs shrimp farms). As far as the truck goes, yes - you can hail the beer truck and buy whatever you want. Even better you can call the distributor and order whatever you want FOR DELIVERY to your house. Enjoy.

P.S. I think the CC distributor is still at 226-0241 and they are located at the back dock - straight back from water taxi / Chan's supermarket.
Posted By: Randy

Re: Food and drink on Caye Caulker - 10/08/07 05:58 AM

Thank you. I think you have just made my trip just a little bit better. Not sure if it can get any better than Caye Caulker but thanks alot!!
Posted By: AlJ

Re: Food and drink on Caye Caulker - 10/08/07 01:27 PM

We called it the Beer Deere. John Deere tractor pulling the trailor with the goodies.

http://www.alandsuejohnson.com/beli...ur%202007/album/slides/a%20PICT0025.html
Posted By: ReelDuel

Re: Food and drink on Caye Caulker - 10/09/07 01:39 AM

So how much do Lobster cost?? And Shrimp also?? I would think it would be easier to just go out and eat. I really enjoy cooking but I hear the food on CC is great. What are some of the good beers to try?
Posted By: Ernie B

Re: Food and drink on Caye Caulker - 10/09/07 01:43 AM

BEERS ?
Posted By: Caye Connect

Re: Food and drink on Caye Caulker - 10/09/07 02:21 AM

Lobster is $22-27bz per pound (tails)... shrimp is less. But remember shrimp is not fished from the waters off Caye Caulker. Support local fisherman by eating snapper, grouper, barracuda and lobster. It is always "easier" to go out and eat... sometime you want to cook at your house, saving a buck or two or trying out a special recipe. Also depends on where you are staying... whether you have a kitchen.
Posted By: ReelDuel

Re: Food and drink on Caye Caulker - 10/09/07 02:35 AM

Am I to assume that there is only one beer?? Belikin
Posted By: Cooper

Re: Food and drink on Caye Caulker - 10/09/07 05:05 AM

No there is also Lighthouse!!!!
Posted By: Randy

Re: Food and drink on Caye Caulker - 10/10/07 05:01 AM

I agree that eating in the local restaraunts is good value most have excellent food. I think we ate at them all. My fav is Rasta Pasta, but I heard that they sold. Not sure if that is a fact.

There are a few of us going this time and two of us are Chefs who love cooking. You want an excellent lobster or other seafood BBQ (depending on the night) try out Jolly Roger. You can go early in the afternoon and order your meal or order it later in the evening for the next day.

Another treat we stumbled upon was someone cooking Jerk Chicken near The Split. Simple good jerk chicke, wrapped in wax paper. Oh and the guy selling the rum filled coconut near the split is also good. I think that trip to the Split took us all afternoon.

On Caye Cauker they have 5 kinds of beer:

Belikin Beer - excellent
Belikin stout - nice for a stout
Belikin Supreme - excellent beer
Guinness (local bottler and distributor)- wasn't able to find any
Belikin Lighthouse lager - I got laughed at for drinking it as this is considered to be a woman's beer.

The rum is One Barrel. It is really smooth with a slight vanilla flavour. My wife loved the coconut rum. I think a 40 was $6.80 in 2006. They have a variety of imported liquor but it is expensive. Wine is also not inexpensive. Another liquer I tried was Green Ting an Anise and peppermint flavoured green liquer. They have a website you can check out http://www.traliqbelize.com/products.html I tried a local cashew nut wine, you have to taste it, it is quite "different". You should also try the local bitters. Although I saw some drinking it straight I would not suggest it. Use it as you would any other bitters. A few drops in your rum and coke improve the flavour. I also tried a small bottle of white liquor I bought in Ambergris - the guy behind the counter laughed and said "it is good for the wood". It was a good pick-me-up, not sure about the 'wood' part.
Posted By: ReelDuel

Re: Food and drink on Caye Caulker - 11/02/07 04:00 PM

Originally Posted by Randy
I agree that eating in the local restaraunts is good value most have excellent food. I think we ate at them all. My fav is Rasta Pasta, but I heard that they sold. Not sure if that is a fact.

There are a few of us going this time and two of us are Chefs who love cooking. You want an excellent lobster or other seafood BBQ (depending on the night) try out Jolly Roger. You can go early in the afternoon and order your meal or order it later in the evening for the next day.

Another treat we stumbled upon was someone cooking Jerk Chicken near The Split. Simple good jerk chicke, wrapped in wax paper. Oh and the guy selling the rum filled coconut near the split is also good. I think that trip to the Split took us all afternoon.

On Caye Cauker they have 5 kinds of beer:

Belikin Beer - excellent
Belikin stout - nice for a stout
Belikin Supreme - excellent beer
Guinness (local bottler and distributor)- wasn't able to find any
Belikin Lighthouse lager - I got laughed at for drinking it as this is considered to be a woman's beer.

The rum is One Barrel. It is really smooth with a slight vanilla flavour. My wife loved the coconut rum. I think a 40 was $6.80 in 2006. They have a variety of imported liquor but it is expensive. Wine is also not inexpensive. Another liquer I tried was Green Ting an Anise and peppermint flavoured green liquer. They have a website you can check out http://www.traliqbelize.com/products.html I tried a local cashew nut wine, you have to taste it, it is quite "different". You should also try the local bitters. Although I saw some drinking it straight I would not suggest it. Use it as you would any other bitters. A few drops in your rum and coke improve the flavour. I also tried a small bottle of white liquor I bought in Ambergris - the guy behind the counter laughed and said "it is good for the wood". It was a good pick-me-up, not sure about the 'wood' part.


We will have a kitchen while we are there. When are you going to CC?
Posted By: JDB

Re: Food and drink on Caye Caulker - 11/07/07 11:14 PM

We are going in December have never been. What is the split that you are referring to? Thanks JDB
Posted By: Cybercayecaulker.com

Re: Food and drink on Caye Caulker - 11/08/07 01:09 AM

The Split
Posted By: Randy

Re: Food and drink on Caye Caulker - 11/13/07 03:56 AM

Good answer. It is great for snorkelling, and if you want a beer you can have that there too. If you snorkel along the cement wall just west of the split you will see a good variety of fish. Not like Shark Ray Alley but not bad for a place to practice your snorkelling. Watch out if you try to swim across the split. Make sure you know which way the current is flowing. I had a bugger of a time trying to swim back when I hit it wrong. Forget about trying to swim against the current, you can't. Just let yourself go and you will likely end up on shore, don't panic.
Posted By: Randy

Re: Food and drink on Caye Caulker - 11/13/07 03:59 AM

Back to food...I noticed that there was cheese on the shelves in some of the stores. We did not have a fridge so I didn't buy any. In retrospect...the cheese was on the shelves...not refrigerated, so what was I worried about? I now know that the salt content preserves cheese. Has anyone tried the cheese in Belize?
Posted By: Hon

Re: Food and drink on Caye Caulker - 11/13/07 01:57 PM

As a fellow Canadian, I will tell you that if you are used to Canadian or European cheeses, lhe Mennonite cheese in Belize is truly awful...terrible texture and virtually tasteless. If you want cheese, bring your own from home. I do.

Posted By: Randy

Re: Food and drink on Caye Caulker - 11/20/07 03:04 AM

Thanks for your great suggestion, KnckrBckrNYC, as to where to get shrimp and lobster, we will definately pick some up. Do you know if they also would have other kinds of fish available?

Also, I saw a few people fishing at the Split last time we were there. Never saw them catching anything (maybe that was because I was snorkelling too close! Ooops). Would you know anything about fishing on CC? Where to go to catch supper? What types of lures, jigs, bait to use?

We have a few very good seafood recipes we are going to try while we are there. Anyone interested I am more than willing to share.

I brought back some achiote paste at the store - excellent - we used it to make some Ricado on chicken and pork on the BBQ. I also tried it in a number of other dishes. You have to try this, if you haven't. You can use it for almost anything. Almost like a BBQ sauce, when mixed with water, only better. Wonderful . Great when used in stew chicken also.

We also have tried many recipes for rice and beans, but have yet to find one to match the one we had at Monkey River (sorry this is in Placencia). It was more like a risoto, with rice and beans.

Did I mention the fresh fruit juice store in CC? Fresh orange, mango, watermelon, stawberry... almost anything...forget the coke for your rum. Ya just don't need it.

Only 5 more weeks!!! Can't wait! Don't think we will be cooking too much for the first few weeks. Too much we are planning to do.
Posted By: Randy

Re: Food and drink on Caye Caulker - 02/20/08 03:18 AM

Ok, we are back in Saskatchewan after a month on Caye Caulker. Also went to San Ignacio and Tobacco Caye.

On Caye Caulker as per your suggestion KnckrBckrNYC we got the great young guys with the beer truck to deliver us beer, pop and water. They got me a Belikin calendar! We bought all kinds of seafood and poultry at the butcher shop. Great prices $4.50 a pound for shrimp. We got fresh chicken at Chan's. We went fishing on the piers...I caught some. My fishing buddy has to go back to try his luck again. We ate in almost every restaurant on Caye Caulker. I have to say that Don Corlione has improved tremendously since our last visit. The Sports Bar is great. The new places are wonderful. Who says Belizian service is slow? We never found that anywhere.

We bought some of your awesome prints Debbie and I took your suggestion of bringing reading glasses to the Clinic. They were very appreciative. Please keep the suggestions flowing for our next trip there.

We stayed at Georgia Peach. Great place!! We BBQed my catch of the day in the back yard and cooked up some wonderful local products in the well equipped kitchen. All in all, we had another great visit to your wonderful country Belize. Thanks for sharing!!
Posted By: rastapasta

Re: Food and drink on Caye Caulker - 02/29/08 01:46 AM

Rasta Pasta is not SOLD but moved down to the south end of front street and better then ever with same great food, drink and desserts!!!! Breakfast Lunch and Dinnner and Closed on Tuesdays...... stilll got spice factory going and salsa also available in San Pedro!!!!!! Son Shanti and daughter in law China da run tings come enjoy Cheeres Maralyn
Posted By: Randy

Re: Food and drink on Caye Caulker - 03/05/08 03:11 AM

We were guests at the new Rasta Pasta location and I must thank Rasta Pasta for wonderful food and service!! I wish I could remmber our server's name. I was too entralled by the food I guess?

I had the coconut shrimp and it was wonderful. On another visit we had the Ginger Beer and food of course. My friends and the rest of our party was amazed by the Ginger Beer. Can I have the recipe? I promise I won't come back to Belize and open a Ginger Beer stand. Please??

Our friends had the wraps, burrito not sure what it was called. Have to remember to order just one next time. HUGE!!, and delicious!! On another visit we had the fish. Again not disappointed. How many times had we visited...I think 4 in total...and we will be back.

Thanks again.
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