Organizers promise fun day at Titiwi Festival

A pot of smoked Titiwi

Dominicans are being asked to turn out in large numbers on Sunday to celebrate the annual Titiwi Festival in Layou.

The festival, which forms part of World Rivers Day, will officially begin with a church service at the Layou Christian Union Church from 10 o’clock.

President of the Layou Improvement Committee, Lazzar Charles, says a wide variety of Titiwi will be available to the public.

“This is our time. The people of Layou have just commenced an intense six week training exercise on how to prepare various Titiwi meals and persons can expect all kinds of dishes. We have Titiwi Pizza, pudding, rum, roast Titiwi, Titiwi ball…” he said.

Charles describes the event as a family fun day and said several sporting activities have also been organized.

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  1. love
    September 30, 2012

    why does it look so

  2. Unique
    September 29, 2012

    I wish I could be there. I just love titiwi….especially titiwi acra!… :lol: :-D . I wouldn,t mind try the other titiwi dishes as well. :-P

    • love
      September 30, 2012

      i love it too

  3. TeteMorne I from...
    September 29, 2012

    Frozen titiwi please> Anyone? I will pay you :mrgreen:

  4. September 29, 2012

    Now isn’t this something uniquely Dominican that we can build on?? You have to feed the soul(Dominica) before you can expect others to bask in it! Many people from other islands don’t know what is a titiree accra.. As an island, a beautiful people ,we have so much to offer, however we remain stuck and not making the progress we need to as a nation..Hope it will be a great success…wish I was there to enjoy some accras with hot bread …

  5. Looking, But....
    September 29, 2012

    presentation is everything. We want to grab ppl this is not grabbing. i am a Dominican and i know titiri so i can appreciate the taste but ti Foreigner this is not appealing. the presentation sucks.

  6. bougla
    September 29, 2012


  7. wanna go titiwi fest
    September 29, 2012

    what it have 2nite? is there any activities i need to know

  8. September 29, 2012

    I will b missing it, but enjoy yourselves.

  9. Layou at heart
    September 29, 2012

    I will b missing it,but enjoy yourselves.)

  10. layou at heaert
    September 29, 2012

    I will b missing it this year, but enjoy ur selves.All the way with Layou.

  11. Binggie
    September 29, 2012

    Boy I miss those days of catching titiwi .. One of the things I use to love doing as a child I use to love eating it too :) ..wish I was there for that yes. That pot of smoke titiwi making my mouth bavai …cha :)

  12. Justice and Truth
    September 29, 2012

    Would love some titiwi accra and the other titiwi delicacies. Can someone send me some or do I have to wait when I visit DA? :lol:

    • Anonymous
      September 29, 2012

      @ Justice and Truth…..

      You can buy some at the chinese store in Toronto…

      • Justice and Peace
        October 2, 2012

        @ Anonymous

        Thank you! These days, from what I have heard and read I am wary about purchasing certain products at the Chinese stores. I will not the Titiwi there unless they are from West Indian Chinese stores.
        Sometime ago someone sent me an email with pictures of something which Chinese and Thai people eat and are sent to restaurants. The Thai Police usually confiscate them. This is not edible meat for us in the western world. You may know what it is. They are not dogs but something else. The information was for our information so that we will be careful about what we eat if we go to those restaurants. Seeing the pictures upset me. I will not say what it is for I do not want it to upset anyone. That night I was having meat for dinner. After observing one of the pictures, I could not eat meat. I have not eaten meat since. To this day it still bothers me a bit.
        I had promptly replied to the person, “In future, do not forward such an email to me.” Tell me about it but do not send pictures. Prior to this I had seen a relevant article with a picture in the Toronto Metro newspapers. It was a small picture with those things. Although it was bad enough yet not as graphic as the one I received. I love Chinese food as also fried rice but I will no longer purchase them. The saying, the picture left a bad/bitter taste in my mouth.
        One of my T & T friends who is mixed Chinese usually treats me on my birthday and we sometimes go to a Chinese restaurant. I have to inform the friend that I will not be returning to any of them. That picture and what it contains is still vivid in my mind. It really turned me off those restaurants.
        All the same, thank you. God bless you! Have a great day/evening!

  13. out of south city
    September 28, 2012

    This reminds me of the good old days. Titiwi acra is so delicious. Makes my mouth water now.

  14. wooty
    September 28, 2012

    while independence coming up and all dominicas want to eat titiwi while not this wooty gal

  15. Anonymous
    September 28, 2012

    wish I could be there

  16. DA to Heart
    September 28, 2012

    Oh how I miss catching titiwi!! I remember when it was over, my nails and fingers were bruised from setting those gravels in those bags. LOL. But all in all I enjoyed those days. I still get to enjoy it because my family sends it to me when it’s in season. Love U my people! and have an enjoyable Titiwi Festival.

  17. Nudibranch
    September 28, 2012

    Every year it gets better and better organized, hope this year is no exception. Looking forward to it.

  18. River Advocate
    September 28, 2012

    It is great to see that the TiTiWi Festival which began in 2008 is back. There was much excitment in Fond Canie this week when the Villagers observed schools of TITIWI going up the River in their back yards. This is a golden opportunity for the Villagers of Layou. Are Titiwi recipe Booklets still available in the Layou community?

    • Justice and Truth
      September 29, 2012

      I hope they caught them and cooked them. :lol: It would be a waste to let them go.

      • Anonymous
        September 29, 2012

        @ Justice and Truth….

        Blind BAT….can’t you see that they are in a POT…and not in a net? if they are cooked, what would be the point of LETTING THEN GO? are you saying that they have a chance of surviving, after they are cooked? nonsence…!!!!!!!!

  19. Dominican
    September 28, 2012

    I will Be there…

  20. September 28, 2012

    titiwi longing 2 eat some.

  21. September 28, 2012

    Yea am missing out on my titiwi days lol not eating it but catching it in the sea early in the morning blede’phyro small boy avan. Tell yah this are the days

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