Depending on where you're staying, Aruba's food scene may not vary much from the familiar: many of the larger hotels have adopted North American culinary techniques, and Sunday brunch can make you feel like you’re in New York. Nevertheless, Aruba's traditional food scene—informed by Spanish and Dutch colonialism alongside Carib and South American traditions—is remarkable. Seafood plays a major role in day-to-day dining, with delicious staples like stoba (a hearty stew often made with conch and fish) and keshi yena: rings of cheese (often Edam) packed with fish, shrimp, bread, olives, and spices. For a taste of Dutch tradition, try bitterballen (deep-fried balls of meat), and kesio, a decadent caramel custard.