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Surinam/West Indies (or Indonesian) in Calgary

JAbraham | May 2, 2009 09:33 AM

My step-grandmother was from Suriname, and lived for a brief time in British Guyana. She married my grandfather, who was Dutch but was born in Indonesia. She spent most of her life in Alberta, but always loved her "spicy food".

We're now beginning to understand that her cooking was a fusion of her own cuisine from Suriname (which I now realize is itself a fusion of many cuisines, including Dutch, Indian, West African, Creole and Indonesian) and British Guyana, and the Dutch/Indonesian cuisine of my grandfather.

Anyway, she past away 2 years ago at a very old age with a modest estate divided into many small portions. The inheritance cheques have arrived, and we want to spend some of the money on a memorial dinner.

We could probably go to any Caribbean place or Indonesian place and toast her appropriately. It would have to be a sitdown place. I see Bali is still around, downtown now, is it any good? Is Restaurant Indonesia still around?

Any recommendations for sit-down Carribbean food?

Or, even better, are there any Guyanese or Surinamer places in Calgary?

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