Category Archives: Food

600. 12 Things Curaçao Expats Can’t Leave Curaçao Without

1. Ketjap Manis 2. Preimu Chines 3. The one and only “Air Conditioner in a Bottle” 4. Drop 5. Kroepoek 6. Maggi 7. Palu di Funchi 8. Curaçao Liquor (for your non-Curaçao friends)  9. Emergency Amstel Bright 10. Pika 11. Desiree’s latest cookbook 12.

600. 12 Things Curaçao Expats Can’t Leave Curaçao Without

1. Ketjap Manis 2. Preimu Chines 3. The one and only “Air Conditioner in a Bottle” 4. Drop 5. Kroepoek 6. Maggi 7. Palu di Funchi 8. Curaçao Liquor (for your non-Curaçao friends)  9. Emergency Amstel Bright 10. Pika 11. Desiree’s latest cookbook 12.

605. ‘Pan de Jamón’ for the Holidays

Throughout the month of December, Curaçaoan bakeries bake countless loaves of pan de jamón: sweet dough rolls containing ham, olives, raisins and sometimes bacon (!). Served alongside ayakas, pernil (roast pork) and ponche crema (eggnog) on Noche Buena (Christmas Eve), pan de jamón hails from Venezuela. It is relatively simple to prepare

605. ‘Pan de Jamón’ for the Holidays

Throughout the month of December, Curaçaoan bakeries bake countless loaves of pan de jamón: sweet dough rolls containing ham, olives, raisins and sometimes bacon (!). Served alongside ayakas, pernil (roast pork) and ponche crema (eggnog) on Noche Buena (Christmas Eve), pan de jamón hails from Venezuela. It is relatively simple to prepare

630. Curaçao’s Favorite Candy: Black Licorice (Dutch Drop)

My aunt Rita Mendes-Flohr captures the essence of ‘drop’ in Crossing Borders: Speaking Papiamentu en route to Curaçao during a layover in Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport: I search for a shop that sells every possible variety of drop – salted licorice – by weight,

630. Curaçao’s Favorite Candy: Black Licorice (Dutch Drop)

My aunt Rita Mendes-Flohr captures the essence of ‘drop’ in Crossing Borders: Speaking Papiamentu en route to Curaçao during a layover in Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport: I search for a shop that sells every possible variety of drop – salted licorice – by weight,

631. Curaçao’s Julia Child: May Voges

Today’s Amigoe Express Newspaper profiles Curaçao’s Julia Child: May Voges.  Danielle Palm writes: ‘When it comes to Curaçao cooking, most locals immediately think of three lovely ladies: their mother, Desiree Da Costa Gomez, and May Voges.’ Curaçao’s best-known ‘Newspaper Chef’, May admits that she could hardly cook

631. Curaçao’s Julia Child: May Voges

Today’s Amigoe Express Newspaper profiles Curaçao’s Julia Child: May Voges.  Danielle Palm writes: ‘When it comes to Curaçao cooking, most locals immediately think of three lovely ladies: their mother, Desiree Da Costa Gomez, and May Voges.’ Curaçao’s best-known ‘Newspaper Chef’, May admits that she could hardly cook

640. Where the Curaçao Food Magic happens

Where to find authentic krioyo soul cooking in Curaçao? Look no further than Plasa Bieu, Punda’s Cafeteria (also known as Marshé Bieu; Old Market). In fact, in a recent survey among this website’s Facebook fans Plasa Bieu won ‘Best Meal Under $10’. The eggshell blue building is open

640. Where the Curaçao Food Magic happens

Where to find authentic krioyo soul cooking in Curaçao? Look no further than Plasa Bieu, Punda’s Cafeteria (also known as Marshé Bieu; Old Market). In fact, in a recent survey among this website’s Facebook fans Plasa Bieu won ‘Best Meal Under $10’. The eggshell blue building is open

650. Kokada (Curaçao-style Coconut Candy)

Curaçao’s Coco Balentien (29) has broken Japan’s single-season HR record (55) hitting his 56th and 57th HR on Sunday, September 15, 2013!!! Coco’s journey is particularly inspiring – and not just because he’s from tiny little Curaçao – but because he was

650. Kokada (Curaçao-style Coconut Candy)

Curaçao’s Coco Balentien (29) has broken Japan’s single-season HR record (55) hitting his 56th and 57th HR on Sunday, September 15, 2013!!! Coco’s journey is particularly inspiring – and not just because he’s from tiny little Curaçao – but because he was

656. Curaçao’s Multi-Ethnic Menu

A well-traveled, self-proclaimed ‘culture addict’ college friend, Morgan Courtney, just spent her (mini) honeymoon in Curaçao and blogged about it here: The Global Gamine / Curacao Has Heart, Part 1: Willemstad and Okra. I find Morgan’s perspective on ‘Curaçao’ cuisine particularly awesome: “Yambo, frankly,

656. Curaçao’s Multi-Ethnic Menu

A well-traveled, self-proclaimed ‘culture addict’ college friend, Morgan Courtney, just spent her (mini) honeymoon in Curaçao and blogged about it here: The Global Gamine / Curacao Has Heart, Part 1: Willemstad and Okra. I find Morgan’s perspective on ‘Curaçao’ cuisine particularly awesome: “Yambo, frankly,