FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
No. we make pão de queijo, but are not from Brazil.
No. We make soup that is inspired by certain Surinamese dishes such as saoto and peanut soup, but we are not from Surinam.
The company owner Jamain Brigitha
was born in the Dutch-Caribbean, on Curaçao to be precise. She lived on Sint Maarten until she was 7 years old, but has lived in the Netherlands for the most part of her life.
We make dishes that are inspired by traditional recipes from tropical places in the Latin American and West Indies region, such as Cuba, the Netherlands Antilles, Jamaica, Surinam, Trinidad and Tobago. However, The Caribbean Housewife menu is contemporary, has its own signature, and includes ingredients that can be found in Scandinavia, for instance, roots, buckthorn, and edible flowers.
We try to make 2-5 types of Hot Soul Soups every week, ranging from sweet (e.g. LOVE POTION NO. 9, beet root soup) to mild (e.g. PICK ME UP, PUMPKIN, pumpkin soup) to more spicy / salty (e.g. SURINAAMSE DAME, peanut soup and THE KID IS NOT MY SON, saoto soup). The really hot spices such as chili are added at the last moment, when we serve the soup, and only when you want it. We always ask if you want extra chili in your dish.
Yes! Our dishes are suitable for children, and once they get over the hurdle or the thought of veggies, they love the soups. We have noticed that when parents are vegetarian / vegan, it is even easier for kids to like our soups. Kids especially love our pão de queijo. Who doesn't?!
The Caribbean Housewife menu is vegan friendly. We do not use meat, fish, or animal protein in our vegan dishes. We do not use products such as soy or palm oil. We use organic olive oil from Sicily and organic coconut milk from Vietnam, which has not been picked by monkeys. Many coconut products from Thailand are generated by abusing monkeys. Read more here
or inform yourself with this (shocking) video
The dishes that are not vegan are our pão de queijo, and empanadas. Even our lasagne and mac ‘n cheese can be ordered vegan with two days pre-order in advance.
Only occasionally we make Jerk Chicken by pre-order for our guests or catering.
We make our own vegan cheese for certain dishes like the lasagne and mac 'n cheese. For others, like the pão de queijo for instance, it is not possible to make it vegan due to the cooking process.
No. We only use products in their "pure" form and make most things from scratch. So, you will not find vegan hotdogs or hamburgers at The Caribbean Housewife.
Yes! Most of our dishes are gluten free. Even the pão de queijo, which is made from tapioca flower. A few dishes like our empanadas contain gluten. If so, it will be clearly indicated on our menu.
Most of our dishes are lactose free, except the pão de queijo, empanadas, and lasagne, which contains cheese. We use almond milk to make the Brazilian cheese breads.
Wherever possible, we use organic or biodynamic produce, as well as products from Denmark and Danish farmers such as Søren Wiuff
. Certain "true" Caribbean vegetables like string beans for instance, cannot be found organic in Denmark. However, they are still healthy for you. It's all about balance.
Yes! We use special biodegradable soup cups, lids, and spoons that can even be used as compost in your garden.
At our new location we have "hygge" seating possibilities. You can reserve your table for the Wednesday HOUSEWIFE ROAST through our website
Yes, we do! You can send us a request through the CATERING
page. We reply within 24 hours!
Yes, we can! You can send us a request through the CATERING
page. We reply within 24 business hours!
Jamain Brigitha – The Caribbean Housewife
by Aia Elbke Christensen