Suriname is strongly influenced by Asian, African and European cultures. Suriname's population includes Hindustanis, Creoles, javanese, Maroons and Amerindians.
The diversity of its population is a point of pride among many Surinamese people.
Suriname, officially the Republic of Suriname, is a country in northern South America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean in north, French Guiana in east, Guyana in west and Brazil in south.
As one of the smallest countries in South America, it covers an area of 163,820 km², compared Suriname is still about four times the size of the Netherlands.
Some Local foods
Admired for its multicultural population, Suriname is a place of cultural and lifestyle variety and possesses a substantial diversity of foods. Food is an important part of Surinamese culture. Because of the different ethnic groups, Suriname has a variety of delicacies they can call their own. The indigenous peoples, Creoles, Indians, Chinese, and Javanese together produce the most delicious cuisine.
Most Surinamese dishes are made from local fruit and vegetables from the rainforest. While every type of food has its own cultural background, a surprising fusion of cultures has led to the development of a delicious cuisine.It is for example not rare to find a traditional Indian dish at a Creole party. This shows how delicious culinary fare contributes to the unity of society.
Some you should try are: Moksi Alesi, Podosiri (Acai Juice/Pudding), Roti, Javaanse Bami and Nasi Goreng.