Haiti Street Food Breakfast

I am slowly coming around; I now understand how my Haitian friends eat breakfast. Naomi has now made many two-egg sandwiches for me, they are delicious. Eating in a restaurant seems like a denial of the culture, not an affirmation.

I like street food, I seldom eat in restaurant, unless with friends.

Port-au-Prince, Haiti - Ayiti - Monday, November 30, 2009
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Naomi and friend have been waving me over for days, I finally accepted.

She has many ingredients, I opted for the two eggs with small pieces of pepper to add flavor. She added some type of seasoning salts, all is well. This cost 7 Haitian Dollar, or 35 Gourde, or about 80 Cents USA.

The man to the right is a barber, he has small trailer a few meters down the road. This was my first sandwich, before I became a regular. My neighbors here enjoy a white man in the neighborhood. There is five to seven schools in the Rue Lamarre area, they all teach English and Spanish, few teach French. Therefore, it is a daily regime to have a student stop and practice English with me, or even Spanish, I am fluent in Spanish.

What is fun, a young man asked,
“You are alone, who washes your clothes?”
I said, as I raised my hand.
“I do.”

In a way, the sense or feel it strange, that a man would ever need to do this type of work. In a way, the need to have a person cook me a sandwich is out of sorts in Haiti.

This young woman was calling out from the Peanut Gallery as I ate my sandwich. I am not the tourist, I am the tourist attraction.

Haiti Street Food Breakfast


I've also always preferred eating what street vendors are selling anywhere in the world as it's often more fresh, prepared right in front of your eyes and cheap ( without paying high rent for a street location vendors offer value for money ).

Your pics are worth a 1000 words and help inform people who may have not traveled much understand how easily they can travel on a budget.

Andy, Have FUN taking time off on your vacation from your endless "vacation" away from an on-site career or job. It will be interesting to read your friend's experiences in Cuba while you're away is this the first time you've allowed someone to travel and write about their trip on your behalf posted on this blog? We're also taking off around Chinese New Years 2010 for a few months going places we haven't gone before but always dreamed of going.