Aruba Food is spicy with many vegetables and fish. In other words, it’s a healthy diet. This food is a combination of the many people that mingled to make Aruba what it is today.
Aruba Cuisine has influence from the Dutch, of course, African and Latin American because of the short distance that separates Aruba from Venezuela and Colombia.
Aruba Food is Delicious
Aruba was discovered by the Spaniards in 1499 and the influence of Spanish food was taken over by the natives.
It was later in 1636 that the Dutch acquired Aruba and the influence of Dutch food began. Combined, these flavors make Aruba Food something that every visitor will like.
Arubans prefer simple food and filling at the same time. It is spicy like in the rest of the Caribbean, but I would say that here the food is less spicy than the rest of islands. They want to enhance the flavor not to shock.
Aruban Scabechi or Marinated Fish
Bitterballen a Dutch appetizer very popular in Aruba
Appetizers and Snacks
They have a great selection that can be served before the meal or together as a side dish.
Sopi Mondongo is a heavy soup part of Aruba Cuisine
The Aruban soups are practically a full dish on their own. They are served with the famous Pan Bati and Funchi.
Curry Goat or Chicken is a typical Aruban dish
They are a mélange of African, Spanish, French, Dutch, Indian, and Chinese cuisine. These traditions were brought from the many homelands of this region's population.
Banana Bread a popular dessert in Aruba
Ceo-Coei Drink of Aruba
Drinks of Aruba Food
Aruba is not a cheap island. All the opposite Aruba is high class island therefore it is not inexpensive to eat there. But if the visitor insists on eating local food, she will find budget-oriented places where to sampler nice Aruban dishes at a reasonable price.
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