An exciting Eat Local Aruba Restaurant Week is taking place on the island from 28th September to 9th October.  The aim is to explore the island’s culinary roots and encourage visitors to get a real taste of what Aruba does best. It is not difficult to understand why food is increasingly important to travellers.  There is nothing like trying new delicacies with an open mind.  It can be fascinating to discover what the locals eat, even if you do not like it! 

Aruba's high quality cuisine is a melting pot of nationalities. The cosmopolitan island's local population is boosted by those who have moved from more than an amazing 80 different countries and, combined with its colourful past, this mix is reflected in its mouth-watering food.

As an island in the Caribbean, Aruba's menu naturally strongly features fish. It is worth sampling the local seafood soup and freshly-caught choices will include wahoo, red snapper, mahi-mahi and barracuda. These will be prepared in a variety of ways including pan-fried, blackened, grilled and meuniere (coating the fish in seasoned flour which protects the fish without overpowering its flavour).

A distinct favourite dish on the island is a delicious creole sauce of tomatoes, peppers and onions, which accompanies many dishes. Other typical Aruban dishes include a stew of beef (carni di baca stoba in Aruba local Papiamento language), chicken (galina stoba), or the sweeter goat meat (cabrito stoba), served with rice and beans (arroz moro), or cornmeal mash (funchi).

Aruba makes a fabulous holiday destination and is famous for its wonderful climate, tranquil beaches, not to mention land and sea activities. 

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