POPULAR FOODS AND DRINKS TO TRY WHILE IN BARBADOS!
COU COU AND FLYING FISH
Cou cou and flying fish is Barbados’ National Dish. This special dish can be made using two different methods, either using cornmeal and okra, or breadfruit to make the Cou Cou.
Fish cakes are a Caribbean delicacy, and unlike most of the other islands - in Barbados, they are made by battering and deep frying them. The filling usually consists of salted cod or white fish and an assortment of herbs and spices.
You just might fall in love with macaroni pie while in Barbados! It is much tastier than your conventional mac and cheese. Macaroni pie is often served with fried/baked/stewed meats.
PUDDING AND SOUSE
The souse is essentially pickled pork and the "pudding" is steamed sweet potato.
Conkies are a sweet but healthy Bajan favourite made from corn flour, coconut, raisins and pumpkins together with cane sugar and delicious spices.
One particular dessert you have to try while on holiday on the island is Black Cake, which is a traditional cake baked with dried cherries, prunes and raisins and the obligatory dash or two of finest rum.