Food Porn Tour of Belize

I’m baaaaaack! Back from the most kick ass, awesome vacation I have ever taken. Matt and I went to Belize for 8 glorious days and fell in love with the country, the people, the culture, and the FOOD. My goodness, the food.

The first 4 days we spent on Ambergris Caye, where we laid on the beach, sipped pina coladas and coconut mojitos, and snorkeled with sting rays and nurse sharks. Then we headed inland to San Ignacio, where we caved, explored Mayan ruins, and went cave/jungle kayaking. I HIGHLY recommend making Belize your next vacation destination. We have plans to go back again next year!

And so, because this is a food blog, here are some photos of the foods we saw and ate. Think fresh snapper and grouper caught moments ago from the ocean, lots of tropical drinks and Belikin beer (and yours truly even guzzled an ice cold Coca-Cola from a glass bottle–it’s made with sugar there and not HFCS), and an incredible tour of the largest farmer’s market in the country.

Here we go!

This isn't food, but totally gorgeous.

First (of many) coco-jitos (mojito with coconut creme)

Fresh snapper tacos. OMG.

FROZEN coco-jito. With a flower on top.

Fresh blackened grouper.

Whaddya know? Another frozen coco-jito.

More fresh snapper tacos.

Banana chocolate tostadas. I can hear myself getting fatter.

Sunday farmer market produce

Gorgeous little peppers

Making papusas (greatest food ever!) at the market

Bananas right from the tree. No imported bananas here!

A soursap. Didn't have the fruit, but had soursap flavored frozen custard. Like a sweet passionfruit.

FRESH coconut oil. I'm still kicking myself that I didn't bring this home.

More home-made jams, wines, sauces, and oils.

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6 Responses to Food Porn Tour of Belize

  1. Mabelle @ Dance, Love, Dine March 24, 2011 at 10:36 am #

    Looks like you had an amazing time in Belieze! Ive never had a coco-jito in my life but it looks sooo good. Gotta love anything w/ coconut. Welcome back :)

    • Amanda March 24, 2011 at 10:38 am #

      Thanks Mabelle…it was DELISH!

  2. Jeremy March 24, 2011 at 1:38 pm #

    This looks yum! I was surprised not to see rice & beans in the mix, I seem to recall a lot of that there. I’ve never seen a soursap before. Weaird! The resolution on the pics is especially amazing, looks like you guys took it up a notch.

    • Amanda March 24, 2011 at 1:47 pm #

      There was some rice and beans, not much. In San Pedro, it was more refried beans and some rice. In San Ignacio, we ate Parrot Nest cooking so it was more like what we eat in the states. Soursap was an amazing flavor–you;d love it. I also tried a fruit called “Custard Apple” which looks like a bloody heart when you open it, and it’s sweet and mushy (like custard). Yes, we got a new camera–can’t wait to take pics of the kiddies with it!

  3. Lauren Slayton March 26, 2011 at 7:50 am #

    My babysitter is from Jamaica and loves soursap. It looks as though you had a great time. Cocito yum.

  4. Melinda April 7, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

    Looks like paradise! Need to go…

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