Cuisine is an integral part of any local culture, and no trip to Port-au-Prince is complete without tasting the local food. This directory offers information about the traditional dishes and drinks available in Port-au-Prince to help visitors better understand the local food culture and make an informed decision when trying them.
- Akra: black-eyed pea fritters.
- Banane Pésée: Bannan Pézé, can either be eaten as a snack or part of a meal.
- Bechamel: a delectable, versatile sauce that can jazz up veggies, pasta or fish.
- Griot: Haitian griots: fried, glazed pork.
- Pikliz: Haitian spicy pickled vegetables.
- Sauce Pois Noir: black bean sauce.
- Ti Malice: spicy Haitian sauce.
- Bouillon Soup: made with cut-up meat, potatoes, sliced plantains, yam, kelp, cabbage, and celery.
- Callaloo Soup: is basically a thick soup of pureed 'callaloo bush', okra and various seasonings and additions, sometimes crab.
- Soup Joumou: it is a thick and hardy soup made from pumpkins.
- Boeuf a l'Haitienne: beef with tomatoes and peppers.
- Djon-Djon: black mushroom rice.
- Haitian cornmeal porridge: cornmeal, butter, margarine, canola oil, or olive oil.
- Macaroni and Cheese: macaroni gratin.
- Pain Haïtien: Haitian bread.
- Poul ak Nwa: chicken with cashew nuts.
- Riz et Pois: rice and beans.
- Saumon Grillé: grilled salmon.
- Blancmange: is a sweet dessert commonly made with milk or cream and sugar thickened with gelatin, cornstarch or Irish moss.
- Brittle: consists of flat broken pieces of hard sugar candy embedded with nuts such as pecans, almonds, or peanuts.
- Gâteau au beurre: traditional butter recipe cake.
- Mock Apple Pie: the classic pie, featuring Ritz crackers baked in a golden crust, is perfect for the holidays.
- Pain Patate: sweet potato pudding.
- Cola Lacaye: Haitian soft drink.
- Clairin: is a strong spirit, similar to rum, made from cane sugar.
- Cremas: also spelled Cremasse (Kremas in Haitian Creole), is a sweet and creamy alcoholic beverage native to Haiti.
- Prestige beer: it is the best-selling beer in Haiti with a 98% market share and so far it's only native beer.
- Rhum Barbancourt: is a well-known rum produced and bottled by Société du Rhum Barbancourt, T. Gardère & Cie. in Haiti.
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