Already renowned for serving the very best Mojitos and hand-crafted rum drinks in all of Hong Kong, Havana now proudly presents a brand new menu of “Contemporary Caribbean Tapas” – over thirty delicious small dishes specially designed to enable you to savour ALL the varied flavours of the Caribbean islands.
The diverse geography, culture and history of the Caribbean islands, makes it almost impossible to define “Caribbean” style. Traditional Caribbean cuisine results from a mélange of cultural influences. The islands have been fought over and owned by various European powers - mainly the British, French, and Spanish. All of these cultures, as well as their respective culinary traditions, have played a role in forming the multi-national cuisine of the Caribbean.
Originally, two Native American tribes occupied the islands, and then Columbus arrived in 1492, and introduced sugarcane to the natives. European colonists, including the Portuguese, Dutch, British and French, came later to the islands with their culinary trademarks. During the African slave trade foods from West Africa were introduced. Following the abolishment of the slave trade, laborers from India and China came to work in the plantations, adding two very different culinary influxes to the already long list.
Although it is difficult to generalize about Caribbean cuisine, it remains exquisite. Whether dining on conch in the Caymans or jerk chicken in Jamaica, you will soon realize that Caribbean cuisine is food of the gods. Some of our favourites include;
Coconut Shrimp in a Basket with Tamarind Chutney
Deep Fried Conch Fritters with Curried Mayonnaise
Pork and Mango Picadillo
Mojito Lamb Kebabs
Guava Glazed Short Ribs
Lobster Salad on Endive Spears
Beef Croquettes with Spicy Sofrito Sauce
Seared Scallops with Fresh Mango on a Sugar Cane Skewer
Jerk Chicken Brochettes with Red and Green Peppers
Tuna Tartar with Cilantro and Hot Passion Fruit Ice
Crab Croquetas with Jicama and Apple Slaw and Slow Roast Pepper Remoulade
This wonderfully eclectic tapas menu will be available from 2006.
Havana is located at 35 Elgin Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong.
T : 2545 9966 F: 2545 9977
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