Date: 2019-10-08 10:00:04
After over six hours of traveling from Albina earlier in the day, my boy Imro and I had finally arrived at Browns-Mountain in Brownsweg, Suriname. Come with us as we set off to have some out-of-this-world Surinamese barbecue and taste some beers in a local supermarket!
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The largest lake in all of Suriname is located at Browns-Mountain. It’s a man-made lake that was created in 1964 after a dam was built. The lake filled up in just two months and covered an area that used to be forest, so there are a lot of dead trees sticking up out of the water!
The road to Brownsweg isn’t great but we set off to go have dinner in town. The food in Suriname is diverse and includes Javanaese, Indian, Chinese, Dutch, African, and native Surinamese food. There’s so much variety and it’s all super tasty!
On our way down the muddy, dirt road, we spotted a boa winding its way in the darkness. There’s never-ending wildlife in Suriname! After arriving in Brownsweg, we looked for a restaurant selling barbecue. We found a small hut-like restaurant selling some. It was super authentic village life!
My meal was chicken with peanut sauce, and fries topped with mayo and ketchup. The chicken had a very Indonesian flavor. The chicken was amazing and the peanut sauce was incredible. It was smoky, with a charred flavor and crispy skin. I loved how fresh it was! It was like sweet and sour chicken.
The fries were amazing with the peanut sauce as well. I couldn’t stop eating it! The meal was like Southern barbecue with an Indonesian twist. The only bad part is that it was hotter inside than outside!
From there, I wanted to find some beer. There are lots of different ones, including varieties from France and a local Parbo bier. We got a Parbo and some Atlas beers. We bought six in total! They came to a little under $8 USD. We tried them in the supermarket!
We started with the Atlas Ultra Strong, which is 14% alcohol. It had a different color and was OK. It was very strong and wasn’t my favorite. The Parbo 5% was a perfect palate cleanser after the Atlas Ultra Strong. The Atlas 12% was better than the 14% but still not good. I could feel them already!
The Chiller Lime was like a lime juice and was another nice palate cleanser. Then we tried the Atlas 8.5%, which was the best. It was light and really nice.
I checked out some of the clothing in the supermarket, which included camouflage hats and shoes. You can even buy a machete! There were also garments that people wrap around their head or neck, and women wear as a skirt.
The guy cut me a meter and a half. It only cost me $3 USD. It would be great for protecting my neck from the sun! Meanwhile, we gave away the rest of our beer. We didn’t need the rest of it.
I learned that there are a whopping 8,000 supermarkets in Suriname and that they’re mostly run by the local Chinese community. They’re everywhere!
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My name is David Hoffmann. For the last decade, I have been traveling around the world in search of unique culture, food, and history! Since starting David’s Been Here in 2008, I have traveled to over 1,100 destinations in 74 countries, which I welcome you to check out on my YouTube channel, travel blog, and social media sites.
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