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Well, I don't necessarily agree with the restaurant owner, though he may well have a point there! HEALTHIER does not mean LESS TASTY.

Moreover, Haitian foods prepared in the US might not be as healthy, even as tasty as the Haitian Foods that we used to eat in Haiti.

In the old days, Haitians used to use mainly natural ingredients, fresh produce, lots of grains, olive oil in their daily diet/cuisine.

Talking about organic products, Haitian foods did not compare! It is no longer the case, since most consumer products on the island are imported, and agricultural production is quasi nil.
Besides, the quality, or lack thereof, is missing in the ingredients used to cook Haitian style meals, or any meals, for that matter.

The pork used here to make griot has no flavor; forget about chicken, even the so called "poul du" does not compare in taste, much less, in flavor.

Mmmmm! the aroma of a "duri Madan Gougous", yon AK-100! Where do you find "pitimi", strong flavored spicies?

I have yet to locate a Haitian cuisine overseas that can prepare a good pikliz that you can find "ka madan Jean" or what not!
The thing is, here, they use a lot of artificial flavors that are unhealthy to consume in quantity.

- I visited a Japanese restaurant that supposedly serves healthy foods.

The dishes really look healthy and all; but, I personally approached the Chef and explained to him that I have high BP, what would he suggest I eat and that is safe for me. He honestly advised me not to eat any of the "healthy looking food", because they are high in sodium/MSG content although they may not taste salty.

All in all, I believe that the food of a region is made for the inhabitants of that particular region.

Locally, one may eat as much food as s/he wants, as long as they are in Haiti where they can sweat it out, and particularly, if they can still find in the market products/produce that are grown locally, and are not full of preservatives and/or growth hormones.

Aly Jean-louis, January 7 2011, 4:36 PM

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The epice is good and healthy. It is the lwil that is killing us. We still can cook our good cuisine with the good epice and using much less lwil... read more >
Bernadette, 7-Jan-11 4:21 pm
Not all oil are created equal. Virgin Olive oil and coconut oil are better for our health. read more >
Bernadette, 7-Jan-11 4:28 pm
Well, I don't necessarily agree with the restaurant owner, though he may well have a point there! HEALTHIER does not mean LESS TASTY. Moreover... read more >
Aly Jean-louis, 7-Jan-11 4:36 pm
You certainly don't expect Haitian restaurants to use Virgin Olive Oil to cook all that food do you. McDonalds don't use Olive Oil. I don't think... read more >
Pierre, 7-Jan-11 4:46 pm
You can't be more right about this.We eat to much (luil)we must be more carefull about that.But,still can't help it,i need my diri coll read more >
Victor Jean-pierre, 7-Jan-11 5:30 pm
Yes, I do, higher ends restaurants use virgin oil anyway. Discount restaurants could use the cheaper version which is coconut oil. I was mainly... read more >
Bernadette, 7-Jan-11 5:35 pm
Yes, as a matter of fact it was mandated by law that McDonald and KFC not to use polyunsaturated fat oil. The same type of oil that we are cooking... read more >
Bernadette, 7-Jan-11 5:53 pm
Haitian are good and all but I think if the FDA take a visit to some Haitian restaurant they will close them down because they are not following the... read more >
Nancy, 7-Jan-11 6:49 pm
I disagree with him,rezon paske nou gen meye manje sou planet tersa.tout bagay nou pran pou fe preparasyon manje ya,yo naturel e san produit... read more >
Sergo Jean, 7-Jan-11 7:07 pm
le mwin fe legume oubien poule, mwin pa mete l'wil. Le mwin fe duri blanc ou cole, m' mete ou ticras l'wil avec ou ti cras. read more >
Garry Destin, 7-Jan-11 8:44 pm
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