Mango’s Tropical Café is the best place to get Orlando tropical dinner. They serve exotic dishes from the Caribbean.
You can taste the authentic and exotic dishes of the tropics. Serve your palate the delicious meals they deserve.
However, which Caribbean cuisine will tingle your palate?
You can now get a taste of the tropics with the authentic cuisines of Orlando tropical dinner at Mangos.
What is Caribbean cuisine?
Caribbean cuisine is a fusion of African, Creole, Cajun, European, Amerindian, Latin American, Middle Eastern, Indian/South Asian and Chinese.
Various countries have influenced these traditions via cultural export. The countries transported the recipes through trade and colonization, and cultural exchanges.
The Best Caribbean Recipes That Will Enrich Your Palate
Barbados: Coucou and Flying Fish
It is a popular local dish in Barbados. The flying fish stays in warm waters around Barbados, and the locals steam them. After that, they serve the fish on a bed of Polenta-like cornmeal. Otherwise, they serve it fried with a spicy sauce.
Trinidad & Tobago: Crab & Callaloo
This island nation is famous for Creole cuisine. The dish you should not miss is Crab & Callaloo, a flavorful treat with origins in West Africa. Locally sourced greens like spinach form the crux of the dish. For instance, they blend coconut milk, spices and chilies with green veggies. Sometimes additions like okra and red meat adorn the dish, topped off with crab.
Bahamas: Conch Fritters
The Bahamians prize the conch. A popular Bahamian dish, conch fritters, is a must-have.
Firstly, the cook shreds the conch meat. After that, they make the patties from the conch meat.
In addition, locals mix onion, bell pepper, spices, chili, or celery with the patties which are deep-fried.
Antigua and Barbuda: Fungee and Pepperpot
The country gets its fame for its pristine beaches. However, it also houses distinctive dishes like Fungee and Pepperpot. It is a fragrant meal.
In other words, one cooks cornmeal with okra. After that, they serve it with a rich stew. The stew comprises vegetables, onion, spinach, meat and spices. It is a traditional dish where they add salt to the beef and pigtail.
Puerto Rico Mofongo
It offers a mash-up of flavors and textures. For instance, fried green plantains flavored with garlic and pork rind are the main components of the dish. Above all, traditional recipes influence this dish.
Cooks use a wooden mortar and pestle called a pilón. Above all, Mofongo is both the main dish and a side dish. In addition to the flavors, the dish also features meat, vegetables or chicken broth.
Many of the island’s cuisine has its origins in Spanish, African, and Ta’no cooking traditions. So is this dish.
Dominican Republic: La Bandera
One dish you cannot miss is the La Bandera (the flag.) A hearty, colorful, working-class lunch consisting of rice, red beans, meat, and salad, the dish provides the perfect fuel for exploring this fascinating island. Be sure that you try the national favorite, tostones (fried green plantains), on the side.
Jamaican Jerk Chicken
In addition to Reggae, another export of the country is the famed Jerk Chicken. The style of the dish is native to Jamaica.
Therefore, the dish comprises of meat dry-rubbed or wet-marinated. Then a spice mixture marinates the chicken. It has the perfect balance of hot, sweet and spicy.
They serve the dish everywhere, from beachside shacks to fancy resorts. It makes for the perfect companion to the famous sunsets of Jamaican islands.