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View Poll Results: Which cuisine do you prefer?
Anglo Caribbean 27 40.91%
French Caribbean 16 24.24%
Spanish Caribbean 23 34.85%
Voters: 66. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-04-2013, 01:13 AM
 
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These all share a lot of similarities and internally there are differences, but there is a rough grouping that can be made for these three. Of these, which do you prefer? What are your favorite dishes?

For me, Anglo Caribbean cuisine seems a lot more varied than the other two. I think the more varied mix of African, Amerind, European, Indian and Chinese influence has something to do with it, as the resulting cuisine takes a lot from many different cuisines while keeping a unique coherency. The seasoning in anglo caribbean cuisine generally seems a lot more adventurous and the variety of ingredients seems to be much greater.
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:06 AM
 
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Definitely the "Anglo" Caribbean for the same reasons you mention. There is so much variation and flavor.

My favorite dishes are curry potatoes/channa and paratha roti. Pelau, macaroni pie with some plantain. Calalloo & rice (or cou cou).

Of course, there are quicker foods I love like doubles and fry bake...and then of course, desserts.
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Old 09-09-2013, 04:29 PM
 
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I also love a good patty which I prefer to most variations of empanada.

Then there are some great dishes that come out of left field like ackee and saltfish.
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Old 09-11-2013, 05:53 AM
 
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Anglo for me as well. Mainly because it is what I grew up eating, so the more obscure dishes I am familiar with and that adds to the variety of the cuisine. I am sure that if I grew up in a Spanish or French speaking Caribbean family my answer may be different, but its tough the beat the variety available in the English West Indies.
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Old 09-11-2013, 05:56 AM
 
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I also love a good patty which I prefer to most variations of empanada
Which type of Patties do you prefer? Jamaican or Haitian? Jamaican for me, but Haitian are a close second.
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:40 AM
 
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Which type of Patties do you prefer? Jamaican or Haitian? Jamaican for me, but Haitian are a close second.
Jamaican. The Haitian ones I've had were a bit too greasy, but that might be specific to just the places I bought them. I'll give them another go if I come across stuff.
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Old 09-11-2013, 09:43 AM
 
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Which type of Patties do you prefer? Jamaican or Haitian? Jamaican for me, but Haitian are a close second.
Haitian patties?

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Old 09-11-2013, 10:58 AM
 
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Jamaican. The Haitian ones I've had were a bit too greasy, but that might be specific to just the places I bought them. I'll give them another go if I come across stuff.
Yeah I have gotten some greasy ones in the past as well. The good ones will be perfectly flaky though, no greasy taste. Definitely give them another try. With that said though, I still prefer a good Jamaican patty to a Haitian one.

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Haitian patties?
Yup. I actually came across some from a vendor in Brixton Market a few months back, check them out.
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:19 AM
 
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What is Haitian food similar to? I am shocked I have never come across it as I am from South Florida which has a large Haitian population. I will seek out a restaurant next time I am in Naples if it looks good.

I do enjoy Jamaican cuisine. Especially their various dishes with goat. I also really enjoy Spanish Caribbean cuisine. Especially Puerto Rican cuisine because of all the shellfish involved in the cooking.
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Old 09-11-2013, 02:05 PM
 
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My best dish is Stew chicken, curry chicken, doubles, Macronie pie, Jerk chicken, pigtail/kidney beans soup, the list goes on and on and on
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