The Andaman and Nicobar Islands cuisine mainly comprises of sea food. These are mostly found in the hotels and restaurants of the island.
The people of this Union Territory are deprived of many facilities till date and thus are living far behind the civilization. The food of the Andaman and Nicobar people are mainly the sea foods which are very common in this place. The people there are mainly non vegetarians depending primarily on sea foods.
The food of the Andamanese mainly comprises of non veg items like meat. They also intake a lot of fruits that are found in abundance in the forests of Andaman and Nicobar islands. Most of the peasants of the island were hunters at a time. As such they used to feed on flesh of birds and wild animals. For a long time, the usage of fire was unknown to them.
Tropical foods are found in the hilly parts of this island. Mango, banana, orange, pineapple, guava are some common fruits that are found in the markets of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Due to the increasing attractions of the visitors towards this place many restaurants have grown up who are preparing delicious Indian, Chinese and Continental food items. But original Andaman foods could hardly be found there.
The Andaman food prepared from fish are a very popular cuisine of Andaman and Nicobar islands. Since fish is found in abundance in the sea, so people of Andaman like to take more and more fish in their meal.