Traditional Nassau Food
Cuisine is an integral part of any local culture, and no trip to Nassau is complete without tasting the traditional Nassau food. This directory offers information about the traditional dishes and drinks available in Nassau to help visitors better understand the local food culture and make an informed decision when trying them.
- Broad Bean Cutlets: cutlets made with broad beans, eggs and potatoes.
- Conch: type of ocean mollusk with white, peach-fringed meat
- Grouper Fingers: deep fried grouper fillets.
- Habanero Bahamian Hot Sauce: sauce made with Habanero peppers, tomatoes, mangoes and papaya.
- Jonny cake: pan-cooked bread made with butter, milk, flour and sugar.
- Bahamian Crab Soup: crabs, pork meat, vegetables.
- Conch Chowder: conch soup with vegetables.
- Sour Chicken-Vegetable Soup: soup made with chicken breasts, garlic cloves, onions, potatoes, carrots and celery.
- Souse: Bahamian specialty made with meat, water, onions, lime juice, celery and peppers.
- Bahamian Conch Salad: conch meat, tomatoes, peppers, onions.
- Callaloo Salad: callaloo, potatoes, cheese, mayonnaise.
- Carrot and Raisin Salad: shredded carrots, celery, raisins, mayonnaise.
- Crawfish Salad: made with green peppers, chopped tomatoes, onions, crushed garlic and celery.
- Okra Salad: boiled okra pods, onions, garlic and tomatoes.
- Pineapple Cole Slaw: cabbage salad with pineapples.
- Bahamian Ham Loaf: minced ham, bread crumbs, eggs, milk, parsley, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and seasonings.
- Bahamian Lamb Curry: lamb sauteed with onions and celery and garlic.
- Bahamian Lobster "Buena Vista": lobster, garlic, onion, brandy, mushrooms, bread crumbs, Worcestershire sauce.
- Bahamian Stewed Fish: fish stewed with onions.
- Bahamian Striped Bass: marinates striped bass fillets.
- Conch Stew: stew made with conch meat, bacon, diced tomatoes, peppers.
- Fettuccine Nassau: cooked fettuccine noodles, lobster or crawfish and shrimp.
- Fire Engine: dish made with corned beef.
- Macaroni and Cheese: cooked macaroni and cheese sauce.
- Orange Glazed Pork Chops: pork chops simmered in a sauce made from orange marmalade, orange juice and mustard.
- Peas `n Rice: peas with pork or bacon, tomatoes, celery and rice.
- Shrimp with Grits: boiled grits simmered with chopped bacon, shrimps, lemon juice, garlic.
- Bahamian Carrot Cake: grated carrots mixed with batter and may contain nuts, raisins, pineapple, or coconut.
- Baked Banana Custard: bread crumbs, milk, lime, bananas, eggs, sugar.
- Bread Pudding: bread-based dessert, made with eggs, sugar or golden syrup and spices.
- Coconut Bars: dessert made with coconut, butter, brown sugar and vanilla.
- Coconut Pudding: grated coconuts, brown sugar, milk, rated lemon rind, butter, eggs and vanilla.
- Coconut Macaroons: light, baked confection, described as either small cakes or meringue-like cookies.
- Guava Duff: mixed together sugar, butter, egg yokes, flour, baking powder and vanilla.
- Mango Pie: sliced mangos placed on the pie shell and sprinkled with sugar.
- Pineapple Tart: small, bite-size pastries filled with or topped with pineapple jam.
- Rum Balls: truffle-like confection, being sweet, dense balls flavoured with chocolate and rum.
- Sweet Potato Soufflé: dessert made with mashed sweet potatoes, sugar, eggs, salt, butter, milk and vanilla.
- Conch Fritters: deep fried conch snacks.
- Coconut water: clear liquid inside young coconuts.
- Goombay Punch: local soda.
- Island Rose Tea: tea brand established in Nassau.
- Vitamalt: popular carbonated soft drink.
- Bahama Mama: dark and coconut rums, coffee liqueur, grenadine, lemon juice and pineapple or orange juice.
- Daiquiri: rum, lime juice, and sugar or other sweetener.
- Kalik: a beer brand from the Bahamas.
- Nassau Royale: typically Bahamian liqueur.
- Planter's Punch: combination of rum, lemon juice, pineapple juice, lime juice, orange juice, grenadine, soda water, curaçao.
- Sands: a well known local beer produced by Bahamian Brewery.
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