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Irma Quiroz-Yuque of Belize Vacation Homes – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Foods of Belize such a wonderful topic for a Foodie like myself. The most popular food in all of Belize is your typical Rice and Beans with Stewed Chicken or Stewed Beef. It is served with potato salad and a plantain. Anyone who first comes to Belize has to try this dish, of course with a cold Belikin Beer or Rum and Coke. You never come to a country without trying their most famous dish. All of these meals no matter where you go are homemade, no preservatives or any surprises. You can even buy this meal on any local street stand or hole in the wall.
 
Since there are so many cultures in Belize, you are able to try almost anything from any ethnicity. Up North we are close to the Mexican border therefore you can get Mexican food with a twist. In Orange Walk town, they are famous for their tacos, and oh are they delicious. In Hopkins / Dangriga area you get Garifuna food such as Fish Sere. There is also a large population of East Indians and you can get Curry. There is a large concentration of Chinese from Taiwan, so you get authentic Taiwanese food, oh my. Due to the close proximity of El Salvador, we also find Salvadoran food and eat the Best Pupusas (stuffed corn tortilla) in all of Belize. Belize also borders Guatemala so we can find Tamales made in Banana leaves. I am drooling as I write this. We also border Honduras, so we can find pastelitos de carne or tostones. So what are you waiting for, if you are a Foodie it is time to visit Belize.
 
When it comes to desserts the traditional one in Belize is Cold Cake. But again you can find almost anything from Flan (baked custard) to best cakes ever. Like Tres Leches Cake from Mexico. We have discovered homemade ice cream, and homemade pop tarts made with natural fruits such as pineapple, mango and papaya. Oh my!  And I must not forget the fry jacks, which you can eat them alone, with beans, honey, cinnamon and sugar, jam or homemade jellies. A must to try in Belize.
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rice and beans, potato salad, Belize – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe most popular or typical food in Belize is what many might call the typical Sunday dinner. This famous dish is loved and made by all cultures living in this beautiful jewel. It can be cooked many different ways, for example over and open fire referred to as a "Fire Heart,"  which to me is the best way to do it in terms of taste, or they can do it traditionally over a stove.
 
It comprises rice and beans slowly cooked down in fresh coconut milk extracted from the dried coconut, diced up onions and sweet pepper, cilantro and a dash of black pepper and salt for an exquisite flavor. Stew chicken then potato salad made with diced boiled eggs and potatoes, carrots, sweet peas, mixed up with salad cream and a pinch of sugar to add a sensational taste. Lastly fried ripe planting on the side with a home made onion sauce. This is the main dish that you can find in any home in Belize.
 
(Sunday dinner in Belize: stewed chicken, rice and beans, and potato salad, pictured.)
Therese Jonch of Programme for Belize – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Typical foods of Belize – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe traditional food of Belize is rice and beans cooked together with stewed chicken, potato salad and fried plantains.  That is a traditional meal.
 
However, there are a majority of people, especially those from Belize City, who love fried chicken. That is why the Chinese people basically dominate the country of Belize because they have a fried chicken store on almost every corner.
Tamrah Lozano of Boris Mannsfeld & Associates – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Boil-up, national dish of Belize – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThe most popular, typical or famous foods of Belize are rice and beans and stewed chicken served with potato salad, which a typical Sunday meal in Belizean homes.
 
Another typical meal is the boil up (pictured), which is considered the cultural dish of the Belizean Creoles.  It is combination boiled eggs, fish and/or pig tail, with a number of ground foods such as cassava, green plantains, yams, sweet potatoes, cocoa, and tomato sauce.

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