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NOTE: To make dasheen (also known as taro) chips, peel and cut the dasheen into large pieces.
Calaloo is a thick soup made of dasheen leaves, okra, crab, or pig tail with seasoning mixed in coconut milk.
Dasheen and Lambie Soup (Taro Leaves and Conch Soup) Dasheen are young leaves from the taro root (we substitute collard greens or Swiss chard).
Non-hikers can stop by the Ladera Hotel for striking views of the twin peaks from its bar or Dasheen restaurant.
The Sunshine Bar gave us our first taste of Tobagonian cuisine -dorado, chickpeas, plantains and calaloo, the thick soup based on dasheen leaves, okra and coconut milk, washed down with beer.
Among the array of esteemed local favorites are stewed shrimp in coconut milk, smoked herring with roasted breadfruit and avocado, callaloo soup with crabmeat and dasheen greens, and the national dish--boiled unripened bananas and fish fritters, served with cucumbers--commonly known as green fig and saltfish.