Final Thoughts: Grand Cayman
Grand Cayman’s food is as vibrant and spicy as its cultural vibe is serene, (more…)
Do or Don’t: The Cayman Islands
DO dress appropriately. It’s hot, yes, but it’s better to be layered than underdressed. Most of the island is very casual, but if you want to have a nicer meal then at the very least you’ll need a bathing suit cover-up (not a towel – yes, this happened).
DO visit at least one of the coffee shops on the many side streets and order something other than black coffee (though that’s good too) with a cake of some sort. (more…)
Travel Tips: What To Eat In The Cayman Islands
Spicy Conch Chowder: Chunky, vibrant, and that full-blooded, make-your-nose-run Caribbean spice enliven this chowder. Celery, onions, peppers, carrots, and potatoes color and thicken it, but the conch, fresh and cleaned on-site, is the real star.
Heavy Cake: Also known as Cassava Cake, this thing is true to its name. Sugar and butter make up the base of this cake along with yucca and a whole bunch of smooth but hearty spices (cinnamon and nutmeg, for example).
Meat Pie: These light, crusty pastries are stuffed with lobster, chicken, or beef. The warm, gooey texture and the hearty fare are perfect for a hand-held breakfast.
Breadfruit: These prickly, green orbs that grow on a flowering tree are full nutrients and pack a heavy dose of energy, but they taste a little (or a lot) like barely-mashed Yukon potatoes if they aren’t doctored. Give them a shot, preferably as a side dish with butter and salt or a curry mixture. (more…)