4 foods you must try in Trinidad & Tobago

The twin island Trinidad and Tobago is a melting pot of cultures. The National Weekly explores the island’s ethnically marked cuisine and most famous and yummy meals! So if you ever happen to visit the lovely island, make sure to get a bite of these 5 Trini dishes before leaving.


Doubles is a classic Trini street food dish. It is a sandwich made with fried flatbread and fried chickpeas, and topped with a hint of pepper, tamarind, mango and cucumber. You will crave more and more doubles after the first taste!

Bake and Shark

Bake and Shark is another must try Trini street food dish. Similar to doubles, it is fried flatbread filled with fried pieces of shark meat and other ingredients, like lettuce, tomato, or pineapple, and of course mouth-watering sauces.



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Similar in color to spinach, and suitable for all occasions, saheena is a long roll-up of callaloo and split-pea batter, sliced and deep-fried, with a kick of tamarind or mango chutney on top.


With its origins from East India, roti is made from stoneground wholemeal flour and is considered a national staple in Trinidad. The rich and flavorful staple with a crispy outside is usually served in a wrap and a variety of curried meats are loaded into the roti along with potatoes and sometimes vegetables. To spice things up, add a hint of pepper sauce to this delicious treat!

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