The island’s melting pot of cultures creates a fascinating and unique mix of ingredients that burst with many different tastes and colors. Aruban cooking has various combinations of cuisines that are heavily influenced by Amer-Indians, Dutch, South American, and the Caribbean cultures. Our multi-cultural history is reflected in some of our dishes, such as bami, keshi yena, sate with peanut sauce, pan bati, and Johnny cakes.
The true Aruban flavor includes freshly caught fish such as, the wahoo, red snapper, mahi-mahi, and barracuda, served with a creole sauce made with tomatoes, peppers, and onions.
Authentic Aruban recipes also include our traditional beef stew (carni stoba), chicken stew (galina stoba), or goat stew (cabrito stoba), which are usually served with beans or our traditional cornmeal mash, known as funchi. Visit our sister site VisitAruba.com for more authentic Aruban recipes.