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

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

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 Obsession with 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 Obsession with 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

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

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. Curaçao Food Magic

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. Curaçao Food Magic

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. Curaçao’s Coconut Candy

‘Kokada’ freshly grated coconut patties held together in a sugar syrup, tinted with food coloring for a festive look, should not to be confused with the more popular gooey coconut macaroon or hard Vietnamese ‘kẹo dừa’. Typically sold as colorful

650. Curaçao’s Coconut Candy

‘Kokada’ freshly grated coconut patties held together in a sugar syrup, tinted with food coloring for a festive look, should not to be confused with the more popular gooey coconut macaroon or hard Vietnamese ‘kẹo dừa’. Typically sold as colorful

656. Curaçao’s Multi-Ethnic Palate

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 Palate

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,