Local Dealer: Not your usual dealer…

When one can’t go to Mexico during this pandemic, the next best thing I have found in Amsterdam at the “Local Dealer”. Upon advice, we headed to the Local Dealer to satisfy our Mexican food cravings, and we were everything but disappointed. Local dealer is located at the Dapperplein in […]

Caribbean Culinary Bites: August 2020

U.S. PORK MARKET TRENDS Pork production has fully rebounded following COVID-19 disruptions in April/May. Production was up 8.7% for Q1 but down 13% for April & May, and higher yr-over-yr each wk since 1st wk of June, bringing the yr-to-date total up 2.7%. USDA’s Aug forecast is a 2.6% increase […]

Curaçao Hotel Updates: Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort

Last month we wrote the first update, the hotel where the King and Queen of the Netherlands reside when on the island, you can read it here. In short, this post is about the second Curaçao Hotel Update: Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort where the ultimate in […]

Next stop: Coquille Seafood Restaurant in Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki meaning “victory of the Thessalians”: the second largest city of Greece, over 1 million inhabitants in its metropolitan area, a city I knew nothing about until I got whisked away and exposed all the country has to offer. Yes, I got whisked away, I can finally for once utter […]

Restrictions lifted: My first stop: Sagardi.

This past month the restrictions have been lifted in some countries somewhat and our lives are slowly picking up again and creating what will be our new norm and way of living. All around me, people in The Netherlands, are embracing their new freedom. I think that best part, besides […]

Curaçao Hotel Updates: Avila Beach Hotel

Avila Beach Hotel has new and improved post-COVID-19 menus & enlarges its beach area. It’s Schooner Bar & Terrace has a new and improved menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner starting at $ 15 per person. Schooner Bar & terrace also has a new logo and website They have also […]

Try everything, keep the good: JiJi’s Way

Surinamese cuisine is often criticized, a criticism that is not entirely unjustified, for being too traditional, too conservative, too static. There is too much focus on what is well known, with little attention and even less appreciation for experimentation and innovation. However, there is now a drive for innovation and […]

Even better at cooking: The basic pan set and special pans

A good pan is an investment for life. Rather buy a few expensive high-quality pans than a complete collection that warps, burns or loses the protective coating after a few years. what do you need at least? Frying Pan – 24 cm & 28 cm Saucepan – 18 cm & […]

Fine dining versus Surinamese cuisine

Have you ever heard of fine dining? Restaurants can be categorized into categories where fine dining is the most luxurious category par excellence. As the name suggests, this is more expensive restaurants, with a refined menu and excellent service. Fine dining is usually something that is only done on special […]

Even better at cooking: The Essentials – Pots and Pans

I usually just write about my own experiences, in the culinary world and traveling. I post recipes from my friends, family and myself, but also from others… whenever I love a dish, the recipe usually is shared here. And my travel experiences, of course. I’ve come up with the idea […]

Good France/ Goût de France event Postponed

In this troubled period that we are going through, the Good France event, scheduled to take place on April 16, will be postponed to October 2020 in France and abroad. The precise date of the celebration of the 6th edition of Good France will be communicated later. The organization wishes […]

Scuba Lodge

SCUBA LODGE Boutique Hotel Curaçao This boutique hotel is located right next to the ocean and within walking distance to many tourist attractions including the Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge and the floating market. The rooms and apartments have been restored and renovated without compromising its unique heritage and charm. Scuba Lodge also features […]

Hands down the best Black bean Eggplant and steamed fish

The Asian kitchen has always been a weakness of mine, the different flavors and tastes just get me every time: from their fried rice, Chinese vegetable variations, dim sum, fish, oysters – I could go on and on. With that being said I have to share one of my favorite […]

Will you marry me? Yes, I will!

Will you marry me? Yes, I will!

Great! Now I got your attention. lol

There is magic in that moment and the mind immediately wanders to a magical isle and, seemingly out of nowhere, appear visions of a ceremony in an intimate setting, surrounded by loved ones and in an ambiance created just for you. Voila, you are in Curaçao.

Let's get it snapping… Red Snapper.🐟🔴

Food /fuːd/ noun1. any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink or that plants absorb in order to maintain life and growth. Food plays such an important role in our lives, logically otherwise we cease to exist. To me food feeds not only the soul, it is love. […]

Our First Vacation Destination: Aruba 🇦🇼 part 2

As promised, here’s the second part of our trip. Enjoy! 🙂 Day 6 Snorkeling somewhere Okay okay… more water more fun! But first, we had to grab some lunch… Dushi Bagels and Burgers YUM! After a great lunch moment, we went about it… shooting some pictures at the “I ♥️ […]

Goût de/Good France 2020: 6th edition of the global event

On the initiative of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and Alain Ducasse Goût de/Good France, a huge celebration of French gastronomy in France and worldwide, is back for its sixth edition! Over the years, Goût de/Good France has become an essential gastronomic event, and 2020 is no […]

Our First Vacation Destination: Aruba 🇦🇼 part 1

🙌 Whoop whoop 🙌 Our first vacation together as a family! Snapping pictures… AUA here we come! ••• Safe travels ••• Vacation starts here We had a good flight ✈️… arrived safe and now waiting on our luggage 🧳 so we can pick up our car 🚘. Our first day […]

Refined Dining: Quality and Style

l’Hermitage – the facts l’Hermitage is a high-end restaurant that is specialized in fine dining. In their own words: Refined Dining. Their dishes are at a particularly high level when it comes to taste, presentation and the quality of the ingredients. In addition, we offer special and hard-to-obtain products in […]

Fulfilling a wish: “He wanted that”

Surinam Airways Fête de la Cuisine: A tribute to Paul Nolet Paramaribo, May 21, 2019 – In tribute to the late Paul Nolet, co-founder of Surinam Airways Fête de la Cuisine, the seventh edition of this tasty event will be organized from  June  4 to 9. The proceeds from the amuse evening in restaurant Passie […]

Mommy G’s Nourishment Adventures: chapter 1

Hi hi all!  My name is Gabriella N. C. van Axel Dongen – Hewitt. I’m the mommy of one (1) adorable little girl. Her name is Athalia. I’ve been asked to write about my nourishment adventures as a first time mom and how I’ve been cooping with it. 😝  Here’s […]

Curaçao Culinair: THE party of the year for foodies!

The culinary delights of Curaçao, all gathered at one location. Curaçao Culinair is celebrating its fourth edition on April 5th and 6th and has become a permanent and not to be missed – event on the Curaçao calendar! On the grounds of Landhuis Chobolobo the best restaurants of Curaçao present […]

Sunday – Healthy Food Tip #07

Base your meals on starchy carbohydrates Starchy carbohydrates should make up just over one third of the food you eat. They include potatoes, bread, rice, pasta and cereals. Choose wholegrain varieties (or eat potatoes with their skins on) when you can: they contain more fibre, and can help you feel […]

Good to know your ingredients: Zest

Good to know your ingredients! Always research and know what you eat. ———- Zest Pronounce it: ze-st Zest is a verb, ‘to zest’, and also word used to describe the outermost skin layer of citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, and limes. The coloured part of the skin contains natural […]

A Foodie’s Idea for Valentine’s Day

Even though Valentine’s Day is almost over, I still wanted to share this with you. If you have a foodie in your life, Valentine’s Day can be extra special! Here are some wonderful ideas to enjoy the day together. Either you prepare it for them, or they’ll do it for […]

JJ’s foodie Journey – January 2019

It’s a new year and it looks like it’s going to be a beautiful one. Wishing all my readers the very best in 2019. My year started out great. As you’ve read already in some of my posts, I have a boyfriend/dude/mister 😉. I’ve been a bit discreet about it, […]

JJ’s Foodie Journey – August till December 2018

First, of, I’d like to apologize for not writing as much the last few months of 2018. It’s been pretty hectic, but a good few months. Sometimes life happens and you get caught up in sooo many things all at once. It’s not that I don’t value my time writing, but […]

Evening out: Taste of Burma 🇲🇲

On the last day of the month May, I had the Taste of Burma on my mind. Gathered a couple of girls, the group was growing and 6 confirmed of the 11 asked. Eventually, due to circumstances, 2 had to cancel at the last minute. 😔 They did miss out!

I wanted to share our well spend evening at Azteca’s Exotic Foods with you. Hope you enjoy the read, as much as we did the food. Imagine the taste if possible 😉.

Know Your Ingredients – Garlic

Garlic Pronounce it: gar-lik Good to know your ingredients! Always research and know what you eat. Part of the lily, or alium, family, of which onions are also a member, garlic is one of the most indispensable ingredients around and plays a central role in Mediterranean and Asian cookery. A […]

Patio 83 – Soft Opening

Our two well-known chefs, Michael Hermelijn and Nicole Tong Sang, decided to put their heads together and join hands in starting their own little restaurant… Finally is the only word we can say to welcome them into the “owning-your-own” business world. It has been long waiting, and yes finally it […]

Know Your Ingredients – Butter

Butter Pronounce it: butt-err Good to know your ingredients! Always research and know what you eat. Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an emulsion. It doesn’t sound very enticing but the flavor of butter is hard to beat. Butter can be bought […]

Sunday – Healthy Food Tips #01

Practical tips that cover the basics of healthy eating, and can help you make healthier choices. -Base your meals on starchy carbohydrates- Starchy carbohydrates should make up just over one-third of the food you eat. They include potatoes, bread, rice, pasta, and cereals. Choose wholegrain varieties (or eat potatoes with […]

Turkey. Cranberry Sauce. Sweet Potato Pie.

What does Thanksgiving dinner look like at your house? Last year was my first time celebrating Thanksgiving. I never used to travel during that period of time. I always wanted to go and see what “Black Friday” was all about, but never went. So last year, after finding a super […]

Nishi’s Summer Menu

Forks, Knives, Action! Dear Foodies, I know it has been a while since I wrote a full review, but things have been a little crazy. If you were following my IG page (@thebajanfoodie) and Facebook page, you would have been getting some great food pics and event updates. Don’t worry […]

Our Second Award: The Liebster Award 2017

We’ve been nominated for our second award! First of all, we would like to thank Dawnmarie from Enjoying The Days for nominating our blog for this loving award. This is a beautiful way of making our efforts feel special. We can only hope that our audience loves us even more, now […]

Sanuk – Fun is a way of life

SANUK… a new concept Courtyard by Marriott Paramaribo introduced on Tuesday, September 12. Fun is a way of life – The title says it already. The word “Sanuk” (สนุก pronounced sanook as in “look”) in the Thai language, means to have a good time, to have fun, to enjoy oneself […]

Surinamese Brewery brings fresh refreshing beer to the market

Published in Dutch online on The West, September 21, 2017 On September 20th, the launch of SOL cerveza, took place in the SOL pop-up bar right next to Bar Zuid. This Mexican beer has recently been in the shop and at nightlife. The cozy evening for invited guests was held at […]

Corks & Forks 2017 – The Sixth Edition

Landgoed Brakkeput May May and Licores Maduro proudly present the 6th edition of “Corks & Forks”. The cozy culinary event for the lover of wine and tasty snacks in Curaçao🇨🇼. During Corks & Forks, visitors spend one evening the culinary world with a delicious glass of wine in the hand, […]

Our First Award and the Nominees!

  Hello Hellooo…!!! We received our first award and it feels so great to know that we’ve been recognized for what we do! It’s a beautiful surprise and it really made our day even more amazing. We are very grateful to Maninder Kaur, from My foot prints around the Globe, for nominating […]

Exploring Curaçao restaurants: Oporto Restaurant

Oporto Restaurant the second on my list of eight restaurants we visited! Oporto is a striking wooden structure on the banks of the Waaigat, an inland lagoon in the historic city center of Willemstad. The perfect combination: a marvelous sight and a taste of Curacao best ribs or our international cuisine! After […]

Etiquette: Table manners & Dresscode

Table Manners & Dress code There are many written and unwritten rules on being polite which confront us daily: etiquette. In the previous article, we talked about table manners and how to use cutlery correctly. In this issue, our focus is on table dressing. On special occasions, we like to […]

Connected Through Variation

One of the most important philosophical questions is; how can people live together? Each individual or collectivist has his or her own thinking and therefore responds differently to this question. Nevertheless, we are all of the opinion that despite all those differences in culture or religion, mutual respect is the […]

Exploring Curaçao restaurants: Gouverneur de Rouville

Restaurant & Café Gouverneur de Rouville, the first on my list of eight restaurants we visited! Restaurant & Café Gouverneur de Rouville is better known as De Gouverneur by the locals and also by the once that visit the island often. De Gouverneur is located in Otrobanda with a beautiful view […]

Curaçao – the C of the ABC islands 

If you haven’t heard of Curaçao, I think you might be living under a rock… 🙈 no offense… This little island 🌴 is making itself known for sure. Curaçao is part of the Netherlands Antilles, the C of the ABC islands of the Caribbean. An island with a familiar feeling […]

Willi Burger – Toko Willi Wood

Last Saturday, April 8, Curaçao launched a new delicacy, namely “WILLI BURGER” in the presence of Minister Goeloe of Economic Affairs, Mr. Steven Martina, Eugene Rhuggenaath and Zita Leito. Their own local reporter Dwight Rudolphina was the MC of the evening. This burger, made from Goat meat, has a short […]

Shrimp Cocktail

Ingredients: Homemade cocktail sauce: Mayonnaise, Ketchup, salt and pepper 5XL Shrimps, cooked, chilled, peeled, tail-on 2 slices lemons Salad (cut into thin ribbons) Preparation In a small bowl combine Ketchup, mayonnaise, salt and black pepper together. Can be prepared in advance, refrigerate to develop flavors until ready to use. Mix […]

Restaurant Week all over the Caribbean

In Suriname, we recently had our second restaurant week! Not long ago, we didn’t know much about this type of event. It was one certain person, who came from the island of Curaçao, had experienced it and wanted to organize it in our country… hence the reason why we’ve held […]

Another Gold medal for Surinamese Rum

-Repost from Starnieuws.com– Another Gold medal for Surinamese Rum! This proves that our own Borgoe rum is counted as one of the best aged rums in the world – says the SAB. Borgoe 8 Year Old is the first and the only Surinamese rum, that can exclusively propagate with Authentic Caribbean […]

Flavors of Curacao 2016

Bigger and Tastier On October 28th and 29th, Curaçao Hospitality and Tourism Association (CHATA) will organize the second edition of the island’s largest culinary festival, Flavors of Curaçao. This event will be held at Piscadera Village. Last year’s event attracted more than 1600 visitors, they enjoyed creative and delicious culinary […]

Curacao Culinair: April, 8 & 9, 2016

Curacao Culinair 2016 is the first of many to come. This event is planned and organised by 3 lovely ladies from the Netherlands, who actually started first with MM Culinair. MM Culinair is a collaboration of two companies, Beau Business and Klik Company, both located in the Netherlands. Curacao Culinary is a culinary […]

‘Fête de la Cuisine Suriname 2016’

May 31 – June 4, 2016  –  The ‘Fête de la Cuisine Suriname’, an event set up based on the example of the Culinary Festival on St Martin, is gradually becoming a concept in Suriname. The Foundation Para Parc Suriname, and in particular Jean Nolet – Pinas and Paul Nolet have been the […]

Going Caribbean: Who is Mr. Mix Bahamas?

After having heard of some of our own in the culinary field, we are going abroad to interview some of our friends! We will start with Caribbean’s Bartender/Mixologist of the Year 2015! He won Taste of the Caribbean 2015: Bartender of the Year and is now going Global! Marvelous “Marv” Cunningham […]

Dining out French style [Goût de France]

My first post on Goût de France was on March, 26, 2015. I was then invited, because I’m the editor-in-chief of Victuals magazine, the blogger of this page and of my position as the Secretary of the Suriname Chefs Association (SCA). His excellency, Mr. Michel Prom,  the French Ambassador,  informed the SCA […]

Tan Bun Skrati: growing and processing…

Terroir, fermenting and drying Each of the gardens gives the trees in it a specific terroir. The process to bring that out in the flavour profile of the chocolate is truly an art. It is best compared to the way small wine makers work their vines and grapes. We now […]

Goût de France au Suriname

Goût de France is celebrating the French gastronomy in various locations worldwide on March 21st this year! More than 1700 chefs in over 5 continents will participate in the Goût de France/ Good France. Just a little history: For you who first heard of Goût de France recently, here is […]

The Search of the Orange Gem

Hey all, I hope your food adventures have been going great in 2016. My food expeditions so far have been quite awesome. Last weekend saw me linking up with a cool Causal Dining group – “Dinner withG” at a hidden gem in Speightstown name The Orange street Grocer. The name […]

So You Think You Can Cook?! 2015 – the results –

Finale So You Think You Can Cook?!: Game, set and match YUM WORST The successful series of culinary events So You Think You Can Cook ?! (SYTYCC) last Sunday ended with a thrilling finale, in which four teams have done their utmost and the already rich Surinamese kitchen was enriched […]

Wippy Strei Bori Soup Edition, eerste pindasoepwedstrijd in Su!

This article is in Dutch: Zaterdag 14 november wordt door Handelsmaatschappij L. Willemsberg N.V, in nauwe samenwerking met Fernandes Agenturen, de allereerste pindasoepwedstrijd in Suriname georganiseerd. Handelsmaatschappij L. Willemsberg N.V is de producent van Wippy pindakaas, de enige commerciële, in Suriname geproduceerde pindakaas en een begrip in elk Surinaams huishouden. […]

Home Cooking: Witlof and broccoli – a Dutch oven dish

I was in the mood again to cook me something odd and foreign to my country. I don’t know if you’ve know it yet, but Suriname was a colony from the Netherlands. Therefore some of the dishes we know come from that country, but still not a lot of our […]

Curacao North Sea Jazz 2015!

Curaçao North Sea Jazz festival (CNSJ) is one of the most exciting programs sponsored by the Fundashon Bon Intenshon that ties in perfectly with its objectives. The international level of the festival and all of its top-shelf artists attract tens of thousands of visitors to the island, annually. The beautiful […]

Lunch at Avila Beach Hotel Curaçao

March 2014, I wrote a blog about Avila’s delicious Keshi Yena. This year, I’m glad to say that we have gone back to visit Avila Beach Hotel and had again the pleasure of eating this delicious dish. Together with the Surinamese Press, I joined the rest of the press from all […]

Press Trip #Sureporters Curaçao – day One (September 3rd) – Dinner

Yes! Dinner at ACOYA Curaçao!!! This day couldn’t get any better… After lunch we all had a little nap.  Every meal starts with a drink! I ordered a Mojito! During the Curaçao North Sea Jazz period it is time for mojito’s. Hence the reason I started with one early that evening. Mojito! Can’t […]

Press Trip #Sureporters Curaçao – day One (September 3rd) – Arrival

Every year during the first weekend of September, the Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) invites a group of journalist from abroad, to report about one of their events on the island. That event is the Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival (CNSJF), and was this year held on September 3rd till 5th. The Curaçao North Sea Jazz Festival is […]

Sharing the Passion: Krasnapolsky Star Dinner 2015

Hotel Krasnapolsky is culinary  upside down on 26 and June 27! Hotel Krasnapolsky is organizing for the fifth time the Krasnapolsky Star Dinner (KSD) this weekend. The event guarantees an unforgettable evening at the international level including live plating, good entertainment and socializing.    It introduces a new concept, named Culinary Friday. On […]

Results Suriname Culinary Team at the Taste of the Caribbean 2015

The Results The Suriname Chefs Association is very proud to present you with the results of The Suriname Culinary Team from participating at the Taste of the Caribbean 2015 in Miami! Bronze Individual Beef & Seafood Competition – Lorenzo Harper Honorary Mention Individual Cheese Cake Competition – Xaviera Mijnhijmer  Honorary Mention Pastry Chef of […]

Bahamas, Puerto Rico Top Taste of the Caribbean Competition

Repost from Caribbean Journal: Bahamas, Puerto Rico Top Taste of the Caribbean Competition Above: the Bahamas team celebrates their victory The Taste of the Caribbean culinary competition brought together some of the region’s top chefs at the Hyatt Regency Miami last weekend (June, 12 – 14). The competition, presented by the […]

New species of Frog named after Puro Coffee

Turnhout, 18 June 2015 Miko is thrilled to announce Pristimantis puruscafeum, a new species of frog discovered within the Puro Coffee Rainforest Reserve in Ecuador and named in honour of the Puro brand. EcoMinga, the Ecuadorian partner of international conservation charity World Land Trust (WLT), organised the scientific naming process […]

The Taste of Suriname

A Taste of The Island event: Taste of Surinamepresented by The Suriname Culinary TeamYour National Team! Surinamese snacks, hearty and sweet, some with a little twist, some traditional and cocktail shots Reserveer nu voordat er geen plek meer is! Bel op 878 0885 Show your Country’s Pride! Support SURINAME’s National Team […]

Culinary magazine Victuals now also available on Amazon Kindle!

The culinary magazine Victuals, is now also available on the Kindle from Amazon.com.  Editor Jill-Joy Landburg says that the decision was made to release a Kindle version, so that people from abroad can be provided with information about the cooking done in Suriname, among others. She notes that there is […]

Culinary Dinner with your friends

Will you join us in Baka Foto for ourLAST fundraising dinner? Join us and enjoy this amazing culinary experience! Denk je dat Het Surinaams Culinair Team bij de volgende competitie een medaille verdient? Ondersteun ons Team bij de Fundraising Dinners en doe zo een bijdrage zodat het team mee kan doen […]

Bi-weekly column [in SHAPE fitness & more]: A lot of people spend hours on a treadmill. Why?

Some find it the easiest way of exercising. When you goal is fat loss, burning enough calories will have a significant impact. How does it work? The best way to lose fat is to create a calorie deficit by burning enough calories through exercise and cutting calories you eat. How […]

Culinary Dinner with your friends and family

*|MC:SUBJECT|* Denk je dat Het Surinaams Culinair Team bij de volgende competitie een medaille verdient? Ondersteun ons Team bij de Fundraising Dinners en doe zo een bijdrage zodat het team mee kan doen aan de Taste of the Caribbean binnenkort (12 t/m 15 juni). Er zijn nog maar 2 Fundraising […]

Special order: Japanese Cheesecake

So… I had a craving for cheesecake for at least a week!  Especially as my Bajan Foodie friend has posted a lovely review about Cooke’s Finest Mystery Cheesecake, about a week ago. I didn’t want the normal cheesecake everyone knows here in Suriname. So I asked a friend to make […]

Bi-weekly column [in SHAPE fitness & more]: We all know that in orderto lose weight we need to exercise

We also know that strength training is the best option. But how do you start? What exercises should you be doing and how many times? There are so many different types of exercises we can do to achieve our goals. But first let us talk about strength training.  We’ve already talked […]

Fork. Knife. Action. – The Mystery of the Cheesecake

I find it somewhat ironic that when I decide to write my first food blog a Mystery Cheesecake would appear. What are the chances? Well let’s get to it, the rules of my blog are simple, food will be judged on the day and ranked by overall taste (1-5 Forks) […]

An Amazing Culinary Experience at Moments!

Join Suriname’s best! Chefs, Pastry Chef and Bartender this month on April 28th in Moments Restaurant, Oxygen Resort, Bombaystraat Come taste our Chefs surprise meat dishes prepared with ‘De Keurslager’s’ Best meat, gallantly served… Our Pastry Chef for sure will surprise us all with a deliciously sweet perfectly displayed dessert… With Suriname’s […]

An Amazing Culinary Experience

Join Suriname’s best! Chefs, Pastry Chef and Bartender this month on April 13th in Ogi Restuarant, Ramada Paramaribo Princess Come taste our Chefs surprise meat dishes prepared with ‘De Keurslager’s’ Best meat, gallantly served… Our Pastry Chef for sure will surprise us all with a deliciously sweet perfectly displayed dessert… With […]

Bi-weekly column [in SHAPE fitness & more]: People who do groupclasses, persevere longer…

Did you know that people who do group classes, persevere longer? Working out in a group and the motivation of the instructor they regard as a benefit. You only need to find the class and instructor that you like and prefer. That’s why we devote a blog to it.   Group classes […]

Bi-weekly column [in SHAPE fitness & more]: What kind of workout is best for my body to look what I want it to look like.

Now we’ve come to the part where it gets even more interesting. What kind of workout is best for my body to look what I want it to look like.   There are many ways to transform your body. We’ve already helped in the search of a suitable gym. If they have fitness […]

Do you think that the Suriname Culinary Team deserves a medal at the next competition?

Do you think that the Suriname Culinary Team deserves to win a medal at the next competition? Support our Team at Fundraising Dinners and do this as a contribution so that the team can participate in the Taste of the Caribbean (June,12 -15). There are only 6 Fundraising Dinners left…. The […]

Where will you go for Sushi….. Let the battle of the SUSHI begin!

Where will you go for Sushi? Sushi-Ya Starting Monday…. ALL YOU CAN EAT SUSHI!!!!! HOW MANY CAN YOU EAT??? SPECIAL SURPRISE FOR THE CUSTOMER WHO CAN EAT THE MOST ROLLS DURING THIS PROMOTION… Midweek Special Monday to Wednesday What will the new restaurant Wasabi Suriname have? Starting this Wednesday?

Home Cooking: Oven-baked Zucchini and Tomatoes

Sometimes you’re at home and you just do not know what to cook. I started gathering ingredients I had in my fridge and pantry: zucchini, tomatoes, cayenne pepper, basil leaves, nutmeg, cinnamon, sea salt, oil, margarine and black pepper. I washed the zucchini and the tomatoes, sliced them. Marinated them […]

Goût de / Good France

On Thursday, 19 March 2015, all around the world, restaurants will offer more than 1300 dinners to celebrate France’s gastronomy by inviting the public to share a “French dinner”. In each participating restaurant, the event will render homage to a vibrant, open and innovative cuisine, while remaining true to its […]

Home Cooking: Spiced Pork with Stirfried Broccoli and Apple

Sometimes you’re at home and you just want to try something new……something a little ‘different’. So…..I thought: why not try something ‘uniquely different’ I started my mise en place by gathering ingredients: pork, broccoli, apple, and onions. I also wanted to incorporate Chef Dre’s Spice Blend for the meat. In Suriname […]

Bi-weekly column [in SHAPE fitness & more]: how to find a gym orsportscentre that fits you

In our first blog we spoke about the first step to success. Now it’s time to go for it. But where? How do you know that the gym on the corner is a good one? How can you recognize a good gym? And what should you be looking for? Here’s a […]

3rd Fundraising Dinner Event

Join Suriname’s best! Chefs, Pastry Chef and Bartender this month on March 9 in Courtyard by Marriott Come taste our Chefs surprise meat dishes prepared with ‘De Keurslager’s’ Best meat, gallantly served… Our Pastry Chef for sure will surprise us all with a deliciously sweet perfectly displayed dessert… With Suriname’s […]

Bi-weekly column [in SHAPE fitness & more]: To change your body, youmust first change your mind

How many times have you decided to start working out, if it’s either in a gym, with friends or at home? But somehow you never seem to really get to that point? Maybe it’s time for you to seriously think about where the problem lays. It’s called MINDSHIFT.  Now, what does […]

2nd Fundraising Dinner Event

The best chefs, pastry chef and bartender of Suriname will prepare all for you! The SCA National Culinary Team 2015 presents the 2nd Fundraising Dinner Event Date: February, 24th, 2015 Location: Rumors, Hotel Krasnapolsky Dinner: 19:30h Tickets: US$ 50,- (daily exchange rate) * 1 cocktail, 1 surprise & a 3-course […]

Meet the Suriname Culinary Team 2015!

The Suriname Culinary Team 2015! Last April they competed and won to make it to the team. In the months after that, they supported the Suriname Culinary Team 2014 in their fundraising dinners and also showed some of their skills during the last Moksi Alesi Strey and De Surinaamsche Bank […]

DIY table top BBQ at Lee’s Korean Restaurant

Starting Monday 26th of January Lee’s Korean Restaurant proudly introduced a new concept: DIY table top BBQ.  They have 5 different marinated meat to choose from. Starting price is SRD 140 for two persons. We haven’t tried it out yet, but we will soon. If you’ve been there already, let […]

Who’s the Chef? – Floris van Noort – His point of view about the Surinamese HORECA life

Floris van Noort was born in Limburg, The Netherlands. He started working in the kitchen in his rebellion years, where his then kitchen thought learn him the ropes and how to love the ways of the kitchen. That was the moment his work became his passion.After five years in St. Maarten, I at […]

Where to go and get some food in the weekend? – Royal Torarica – Getting the Royal Experience

Food, what a pleasure it is to be able to have it… Victuals had the pleasure of being invited by the then Executive Chef from Royal Torarica Hotel.   Royal Torarica Hotel opened its doors on December 23, 2007. This 4-star+ business hotel is conveniently located in the center of […]

Where to Eat/Dine this Christmas… – Updated – 23/12/14

Just a little heads-up on some places where you dine this coming Christmas 🙂 Marina Resort Waterland  Krasnapolsky Ambiance  JiJi’s Restaurant Courtyard by Marriott Torarica  Jakarta – Taste of Java  Marina Resort Waterland Krasnapolsky ————————————————————————————————————- Ambiance ————————————————————————————————————- JiJi’s Restaurant ————————————————————————————————————- Courtyard by Marriott ————————————————————————————————————- Torarica ————————————————————————————————————- Jakarta As soon as […]

Suriname’s first Vodka – Voltz!

The Suriname Alcoholic Beverages NV (SAB) held their launch party of Suriname’s first Vodka – VOLTZ, on Friday, December 6th, in Asia de Su. Several guest were invited, such as retailers, hospitality entrepreneurs, media friends and of course friends and family (18+). “I am very pleased with the turnout. We’ve entertained our […]

Krasnapolsky Star Dinner – Sharing Passion – Wan Pipel

On Saturday evening Victuals’ art director and I went to the krasnapolsky star dinner.  We will try not use many words to subscribe how good the food was and how splendid the evening went. But please keep in mind that when we start writing we can’t stop and that means […]

Moksi Aleysi Strei 2014

Het is al bijna tijd… Elk jaar, sinds 2012, heeft de Suriname Chefs Association (SCA) de zondag voor Srefidensi (vertaald: onafhankelijkheid) de Moksi Aleysi Strei! Dit jaar wordt de derde (3e) keer dat het gehouden wordt en het is volle gang. Er zijn nu al meer inschrijvingen dan de voorgaande […]

Meesterkok Angélique Schmeinck deelt passie voor koken met Surinaamsechefs

Het delen van ‘passie voor eten’ en ‘de verbondenheid van volk en vaderland’ gaan hand in hand bij de vierde editie van het Krasnapolsky Star Dinner. Na het succes van de voorgaande edities wordt op 28 & 29 november weer een Star Dinner georganiseerd in Hotel Krasnapolsky.  Voor deze gelegenheid komen Topchef Ramon Beuk en namens het Gilde van Nederlandse Meesterkoks de Meesterkoks AngéliqueSchmeinck en Gerrit Greveling naar Suriname. […]

“Students” are raising Funds for their Internship abroad

Yesterday evening we had the pleasure of enjoying food from recently certificate chefs. They received their Certificate on June 25th, 2014.Of course every chef needs to have more experience to become the Chef that they want to be and others can appreciate. For this they need to explore the world, […]

Who’s the Chef? – Lorenzo Harper –

Who:                     Lorenzo Harper What:                   Senior Chef Where:                 Hotel Torarica 1. Where did you learn how to cook? 2. How many years have you been cooking? 3. With which ingredient do you prefer to work with? 4. What is your favorite dish to prepare and why? 5.  What is your favorite dish […]

Zeven medailles voor culinair team bij Taste of the Caribbean

Het culinair team van Suriname met de medailles Het Surinaamse culinair team heeft tijdens Taste of the Caribbean 2014 in Miami weer eens een goede beurt gemaakt. Maar liefst zeven medailles werden behaald op deze inter-nationaal gerenommeerde kookwedstrijd. Chef-kok Jethro Wirht veroverde goud in de categorie chef of the year.  Sherwin […]

All you can Eat Fingerfood & Cocktails

ALL YOU CAN EAT FINGERFOOD & COCKTAILS Op 23 juni is hun laatste “feestje” voor dat ze vertrekken. Zoals wij aleerder aangaven… een hapjes avond! Het huidige team wordt bijgestaan door het nieuwe team, samen zullen zijspectaculaire hapjes en cocktails presenteren…. SAVE THE DATE – 23 JUNI van 18:00u tot 22:00u!!! The total […]

Chefs show their skills at National Culinary competitions

Published on Starnieuws.com – April, 28,2014, 12:30PM Lorenzo Harper is the chef of the year 2014 Lorenzo Harper became the chef of the year at the Suriname Chefs Association (SCA), National Culinary competition 2014. At second place was Benedicto Cataggatan and number three was Gilbert Wirjomoenawi. Pastry Chef of the Year […]

Who’s the Chef? – Stein Hoogdorp –

Marloes  Luiting (l) & Stein Hoogdorp (r) Who      :               Stein Hoogdorp                                What     :              Chef Where  :               Puur delitraiteur Age        :               32 1. Where did you learn how to cook? I followed a chef’s education in the Netherlands, which was a 4 year course. The system there is to go to school one day a […]