Haiti: Menu of Typical Dishes

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A list of typical Haitian dishes and foods. Use it to help you plan a Haitian-style meal, party or festival.

Typical Haitian Dishes

Appetizers

  • Akra (Black-eyed pea fritters)

Salads

  • Chiquetaille de Morue (Saltcod salad)
  • Salad Pomdete (Potato salad)
  • Salad Zaboka (Avocado salad)

Soups

  • Bouyon (Meat and vegetable stew)
  • Soup Joumou (Squash soup)

Poultry

  • Poul neg Maron ak Kalalou (Chicken with okra and mushrooms)
  • Tassot de Dinde (Dried turkey)

Meats

Seafood

  • Krevet (Creole shrimp)
  • Lambi (Boiled conch)
  • Mori ak Sos (Saltcod with sauce)

Vegetables and Beans

  • Aubergines à l'Haïtienne (Eggplant stewed with beef)
  • Banan Peze (Fried plantains)
  • Diri ak Pwa (Red beans and rice)
  • Labouyi Banane (Pureed plantain)
  • Militon Gratinen (Chayote gratineed with cheese)
  • Patat Boukannen (Baked sweet potatoes)
  • Diri ak Pwa (Red beans and rice)
  • Sos Pwa Frans (Sweetpeas)
  • Sos Pwa Rouj (Red beans in sauce)
  • Veritab Fri (Fried breadfruit)

Breads and Grains

  • Diri ak Djon-djon (Rice with dried black mushrooms)
  • Diri ak Pwa (Red beans and rice)
  • Makaroni Gratinen (Macaroni and cheese)
  • Mayi Moulen (Cornmeal mush)
  • Pen Mayi (Cornbread)
  • Pitimi (Millet pilaf)

Sauces and Condiments

  • Confiti Mango (Mango chutney)
  • Sauce Ti-Malice (Hot pepper sauce)
  • Zepis (Creole spice blend)

Pickles and Preserves

  • Pikliz (Spicy pickled vegetables)

Desserts

  • Benye (Banana fritters)
  • Diri Olé (Rice pudding)
  • Kok Graje (Coconut candy)
  • Pen Patat (Sweet potato bread)
  • Pudin (Bread pudding)

Beverages

  • Godrin (Fermented pineapple beverage)
  • Ji Chadek (Grapefruit juice)
  • Labouyi Bannann (Banana cream)
  • Sitronad (Lemonade)