Belize Garifuna Cuisine – Bundiga Fish Soup

At the riverside cafe in Dangriga, Belize, chef and owner Madeline cooked me up a Garifuna speciality, Bundiga. Bundiga is a fish soup made of coconut milk, green bananas and okra. The Garifuna are a cultural group in Belize who originated in St Vincent and where the result of intermarriage between shipwrecked slaves from West Africa and the indigenous Carib and Arawak people. When the British took over St Vincent from the French, the Garifuna were exiled and ended up populating the Belize, Guatemalan and Honduras coastline.

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