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Fire from the grill at Uncle George

Now we could not complete our Barbados trip without grabbing a bite to eat at the famous Uncle George! Our last Friday on the island, we went back to Oistins for their Friday Fish Fry. Everyone and we mean EVERYONE told us that we had to stop at Uncle George. The way that the cooks were working the grills it definitely looked like works of art. Mind-blowing and jaw dropping!

Shrimp with Rice and Peas, Macaroni Pie and Grilled Potatoes

Grilled Shrimp with Rice & Peas 

Even though Uncle George had a long line, the food is worth the wait we promise. The shrimp were grilled to perfection and the rice and peas was smooth like butter. We also had grilled potatoes, which was a nice touch to the already amazing meal. Now can we talk about Uncle George’s signature sauce… Creamy goodness that made us continue to go back for more. The look of the sauce reminded us of tartar sauce but minus the tangy taste. There was a hint of sweetness to the sauce that complimented the shrimp, which was the star of the dish.

Lobster and Shrimp with Macaroni Pie

Grilled Lobster Tail & Grilled Shrimp

We know that you can see the size of this lobster tail. When we opened the container of food, we all looked at each other in silence. The lobster tail practically took over the whole container. And did we mention that we also ordered shrimp with this dinner too. We were in seafood Heaven! Shrimp, lobster, and macaroni pie…What more did we need? Since this was going to be a our last meal out, we had to make sure that we went out with a bang!

Uncle George himself

Uncle George himself

We had such an amazing time in Barbados. The people, the nightlife, and of course the food were nothing short of spectacular. We can not thank this beautiful island enough for its hospitality and we hope to be back in the near future. Until next time Barbados!!

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Menu from Rude Boyz Restaurant

Next stop on our Barbados food adventure was a place that was right across from our villa. Rude Boyz was a Jamaican hotspot that served authentic jerk specialties with a Bajan twist. We were not expecting to find a Jamaican eatery but no one was complaining!

Fried Shrimp with fries, side salad, and coleslaw

Meela’s Shrimp

Whomever Meela is, we would like to personally thank you for your Shrimp! The batter was perfect and lightly coated the shrimp evenly. With fries, this dish was just right. Rude Boyz put their signature touch on this meal by adding a side salad, which consisted of fresh lettuce and peppers along with a vibrant coleslaw. We even got a little adventurous and mixed some of the side salad with the coleslaw. It sounds a bit different but boy did it taste excellent.

Jerk chicken breast with fries, toasted salad, and coleslaw on the side

Rude Jerk Dinner

We could not go to a Jamaican restaurant and not order Jerk Chicken. The plating was beautiful with the amazing colours of the side salad and coleslaw. We substituted the rice and peas for fries because you know we love some fries! We had the option of having our Jerk Chicken spicy. Just in case the jerk sauce was too spicy, we had the sauce on the side. The jerk sauce was spicy but not overwhelming. We were even using it as a dipping sauce for our fries. And of course the fried plantains were to die for!

Noodles with vegetables and fried Shrimp. Fried plantains on the side

Rasta Pasta with Shrimp

We can admit that we love shrimp!! Another shrimp dish that we had the pleasure of indulging in was the Rasta Pasta with Shrimp. You can never go wrong with a pasta dish that has seafood. The vegetables in this dish were sautéed with the right amount of crunch that we were looking for. Rude Boyz signature fried plantains were delicately place on the side of the dish as an added garnish. This Rasta Pasta definitely put Rude Boyz on the map!

 

The menu from Guang Dong

We were recommended a Chinese restaurant called Guang Dong. When we walked into the restaurant, we noticed that it was bright and lively. Little children were running around playing and we instantly discovered that this eatery was a family owned establishment.

Chicken Chow Mein

Chicken Chow Mein

One of the staples in Asian cuisine is Chow Mein. There are many variations of this popular dish, but we chose the Chicken Chow Mein. Finding the pieces of chicken in the meal was like finding gems that we got the chance to eat. Cabbage and bok choy were just a few of the vegetables that made this particular Chow Mein one to remember.

Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken Fried Rice 

Another dish that is very famous in Asian cuisine is Fried Rice. There is nothing like a Fried Rice that has the ability to just melt in your mouth. The carrots were the perfect match with the chicken. We also admired the family size portions for each meal. We could share each dish without having to feel guilty about how much we indulged in a particular one.

Pepper Shrimp with Carrots and Broccoli

Pepper Shrimp

Can we honestly say that the way that this dish was dressed looked so appealing. We could tell that the placement of the broccoli and carrots were well thought out. Now you know spice is our thing and this Pepper Shrimp gets 2 thumbs way up! The seasoning was top notch and what more can we say about the shrimp in general aside from…Wow!

Sesame Chicken

Sesame Chicken

When the waitress brought out this dish, we automatically knew what it was before she told us. We could see those sesame seeds a mile away, which caught our eyes. With a mixture of sweet and sour, we ate the Sesame Chicken on top of our Chicken Fried Rice. Both dishes were beyond great together!

Shrimp and Broccoli

Shrimp & Broccoli

We know that you have heard of Beef and Broccoli but have you heard of Shrimp and Broccoli? Well we had to try it for ourselves. Trust us, we were very glad we did! The Teriyaki sauce that the Shrimp and Broccoli was made in enhanced the flavours of the meal. There were also pieces of carrots that accompanied the dish. We would certainly say crunchy goodness!

 

Stay tuned for the conclusion of our Barbados trip…

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Outside of Mojo

As our trip continued, we wanted somewhere to go that was not your typical island eatery and we, without a shadow of a doubt, found that at MOJO’s. We felt as though we were eating in a friend’s backyard. Their tagline was “Music For The People” and we can say that every genre was playing throughout the night. MOJO’s was a paradise within a paradise!

Fish Cakes with Spicy Aioli sauce

Fish Cakes

Now anyone that does not like a dish that consists of a crispy coating is crazy! These Fish Cakes were some of our favourites as they were bite sized. We ordered this appetizer and we loved every bit of it. The spicy Aioli dipping sauce was nothing to mess with. You could not have asked for a better appetizer that packed a punch.

Chicken Pasta in a creamy pesto sauce with Parmesan sprinkled over top

Chicken Fettuccine 

For the creamy lovers, we have something special for you. This Chicken Fettuccine meal was one for the books. The consensus that we all agreed upon was that MOJO’s did not skimp on the size of the chicken. The pieces of chicken were a healthy size, so you did not feel like you had to dig to find them. Fresh Parmesan cascaded on top of our exquisite entrée.

Shrimp Pasta in a Tomato based sauce

Seafood Pasta in Tomato Sauce

So remember when we told you that Barbados has some of the freshest seafood… Our point was proven once again with MOJO’s Seafood Pasta. We had the option of trying their Tomato Sauce and we could not be more happy! We admit that the dishes that we had at MOJO’s always had that added spice that played an important role in the background. Seafood and spice… 2 words that marry extremely well together.

Chicken club sandwich with Bacon, Mozzarella cheese, and Lettuce

The Club

First things first, we were in awe of this presentation of this meal. From the rustic, wooden board that the sandwich was placed on to the fancy canister the ketchup and fries (see image below) were held in, we had to admire The Club for a little while. Chicken and Mozzarella cheese were double stacked with our ultimate favourite…BACON! A little piece of Heaven in each bite.

Seasoned Mojo Fries

MOJO Fries

These fries were so good! When you think about fries, you automatically assume that they would just have salt sprinkled on them and that is it. These fries went above and beyond your average fries. Again, MOJO’s signature spice was sensed in each fry. When we say that we fell in love with these fries, that would not even touch the surface. These fries exemplify MOJO’s on a plate. MOJO’s has something that everyone, whether it be the locals or tourists, can connect with.

 

Wait until you see Part 3 of what Barbados has to offer…

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Oistins' Sign

We were lucky enough to have the chance to vacation in the beautiful island of Barbados. The people as well as the food were the many highlights of our 2 week trip. Our first stop was at Oistins where they have their Friday Fish Fry.

Outside Chillin & Grillin

Chillin & Grillin

We had the pleasure of checking out an eatery called Chillin & Grillin. This was one of the hot spots at Oistens as the lineup was literally out the door and around the corner. We also had a front row view of the chef grilling the seafood.

Grilled Shrimp with Macaroni Pie and Coleslaw

Grilled Shrimp

Now Barbados is one of the key places to get some of the freshest seafood. We had the grilled Shrimp and the size of the Shrimp were no joke! They were beyond succulent plus the Macaroni pie, which is a staple for each meal in Barbados, was just the way we like it. We are big fans of Coleslaw and this particular one does not disappoint. We were very glad that this was our introduction to this island.

Inside of Lemon Arbor's bar area

Lemon Arbour

Now when we arrived on the island, we were told that we MUST go to Lemon Arbour especially on a Saturday. Thankfully we arrived midday because the tables were filling up very quickly. This was absolutely the place to be.

Fried Pork with Macaroni Pie & Pasta salad

Fried Pork

We discovered that one of the most popular dishes on the menu was the Fried Pork. I can definitely speak for myself when I say that I LOVE PORK! So when I heard about the Fried Pork I knew that it was a must try. The amount of flavour in the Fried Pork was unreal. Even when I saved some for later I kept picking at the pork, even though it was room temperature, because it was that great. And of course, you know we had to have our Macaroni pie on the side. Not too creamy which worked for us.

Scenery outside of Lemon Arbor

Scenery outside of Lemon Arbour 

 

Now we know you want to see more so stay tuned for Part 2 of our Barbados getaway!

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