What is the most essential thing that you badly miss while traveling? Food, undoubtedly.
Although, different places have their own style of cuisine and foods. This hold true for Africa too, which also shares it’s own peppy and soulful cuisine that you can relish throughout your stay in Africa.
In case you are confused on how to get started with that, check out the 5 most recommended foods to try when in Africa!
Which Are the Must-Try Food When Traveling to Africa?
Here are the 5 cuisines that make Africa worth traveling for –
1. Zanzibari Biryanis and Pilaus, Zanzibar
You can choose different variations of the biriyani from the easy vegetable mix to a more complex and spicy meat one. This dish is served with kachumbari, a refreshing salad prepared with tomato and fresh onions served at many places across East Africa.
2. Mulukhiya, Egypt
Mulukhiya is prepared using the okra and the jute leaves, together they are kept on boil with added garlic and coriander leaves. They are boiled until it turns into a thick, bitter curry. This is often served with bread, rice or any other kind of protein.
3. Akara, Nigeria
This is a deep-fried junk snack which is usually taken for breakfast or lunch. It’s a deep-fried bean cake prepared with crushed black-eyed peas or beans, with added onions and spices. Akara is served with a custard or pepper-filled dipping sauce by the side. It’s a native dish of Nigeria, yet also found in Ghana and Brazil.
4. Bunny Chow, South Africa
It’s a combination of hot curry filled inside a bread-made fort. You can easily get access to this dish anywhere, as it is one of the best-loved street foods in South Africa.
5. Piri Piri Chicken, Mozambique
Mozambique offers you an awesome blend of African, Oriental, Arab and Portuguese flavors. The Galinha à Zambeziana is a lip-smacking dish where chicken is cooked with lime, pepper, garlic, coconut milk, and the Piri Piri sauce.