Barbados: Flying Fish

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways!

Grilled.

Fried.

With fries.

With salad.

On a plate.

On a bun.

Flying fish is one of Barbados’s official national foods. These fish, which are common in tropical water, actually have wings. Well, not wings but giant fins. & they don’t fly, more like swimming quickly toward the surface & then jumping into the air.

Regardless, flying fish is awesome. I eat it pretty much every day for lunch when I’m in Barbados & really miss having it when I’m not there. Prior to our last trip, I would have told you that the Carib had the best flying fish sandwich, but then I discovered several other awesome flying fish sandwiches which are definitely in contention for number one. Better go back & sample some more!

Bar Kan’ei (now called SideShore Beach Bar)
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With Salad at The Carib
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Fried at Ackee Tree (possibly my new favorite)
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2 Responses to Barbados: Flying Fish

  1. suki April 15, 2011 at 4:18 pm #

    LOOOOVE fish, so I’m sure flying fish would fit my palate! I can’t see there being any wrong way of making it. :)

    One day, I hope to visit Barbados to try them.

  2. Angelica @BkChickTravels November 5, 2014 at 12:41 pm #

    Yum, that fish looks good! I can totally live off fish, will need to try it when I visit Barbados in the future.

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