All about Belize food and drink, from breakfasts to beverages:
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Belize is the ultimate melting pot of cultures, including Creole, Mayan, Garifuna, Spanish, British, Chinese and American (whew!). This diversity is reflected in Belize food and drink, making Belize food some of Central America's most varied. Be sure to follow the links for Belize recipes and other information about Belize food and drink.
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Breakfast in Belize:
Other Belize meals
Stew chicken or fish: Chicken or fish rubbed in Red recado, or achiote paste, and slow-cooked in broth. Served over rice and beans.
Garnaches: Fried tortillas coated in refried beans, cheese, and cabbage and carrots doused in vinegar.
Boil ups (or "Bile ups"): A Creole dish containing boiled eggs, pig's tail (yes, really), fish and ground plantains, sweet potatoes and/or cassava (yuca).
Tamales: Boiled pockets of corn dough, stuffed with meat or sweet corn and served in banana leaves.
Hudut or Hodut: A Garifuna dish made from fish cooked in coconut broth, served with mashed plantains.
Snacks & Sides in Belize:
Cassava bread: There are two kinds of Garifuna cassava bread. Ereba uses cassava juice in a pancake-like bread. Bammy is a fried bread made with grated cassava root and coconut milk.
Belizean rice and beans: Red pinto beans mixed with white rice and flavored with coconut milk.
Beverages in Belize:
Belizeans juice every fruit available, from standard fruits like orange and pineapple, to more exotic ones like soursop. Seaweeds are a uniquely Belizean drink, made of milk, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, and you guessed it – seaweed!
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