|in the mini bus|
How it works is Jesse give each couple, or single, a plastic plate, plastic cutlery, a plastic cup and napkins. When we reach the roadside food stall he hops out and buys one or two portions of each food which is then divided between us. Sometimes it was a mouthful, sometimes two mouthfuls each. On the day we went we tasted about 70 items from breakfast, through to lunch sitting by a sargassum covered beach on the east coast, fruits, drinks (no coffee) afternoon pastries and cakes, pre dinner fried chicken and dinner. The cost was was TT 585 (£67) each. No one said Trinidad was cheap.
Here are the photographs with captions where I can remember what it was. Apologies for the blurred images - not easy to take a shot on a moving mini bus.
|coconut bake, pumpkin, chow mein|
|Salt fish bread, salted fish|
|chapati, calaloo, beans, chaote|
|cow heel soup|
|potato pie, beef pie|
|fried salt fish bake|
|aubergine, chick pea and?|
|Jesse collecting the next taste|
|cassava, pasta, pork|
|veg, barbecue pig tail, and ?|
|sweet and fizzy drink|
|lunch of duck, pork, chicken, provision|
|sweet, liquid peanut butter|
|watermelon on the east coast|
|doughnuts in spicy mango sauce|
|sugar, ginger and sugar|
|snack between meals|
|local Topic bar|
|shredded coconut cake|
|red and sweet|
|fried chicken wings|
|chocolate and coconut balls|
And finally, for those who still had room, dinner from a restuarant eaten on your lap as we drove back to Chaguaramas at 7pm; stewed pork, stewed beef, pork ribs, mixed vegetables, chick peas, pasta salad, potatoes.
After this I couldn't eat another thing, not even a wafer thin mint, until lunch next day. Burp!