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African Moambe Chicken Recipe

Moambe, also called Poulet Moambe, is a simple but delicious Congolese dish that’s very easy to prepare. It is made from chicken smothered in tomato and peanut sauce.  Origin & Cultural Significance Poulet Moambe, also known as Moambe Nyembwe, is the national dish of both Congos. And by ‘both Congos’, we mean Republic of Congo …

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Ethiopian Food: 12 Must Try Traditional Dishes of Ethiopia

Ethiopia, located in the Eastern horn of Africa, is one of the biggest countries in terms of size and population in both Africa and the world. It’s no surprise then that it is home to a culinary culture that packs a real punch! Ethiopian cuisine typically centres around the bread (injera) which is used as …

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Calulu De Peixe: Fish & Vegetable Stew Recipe

Fish calulu or Calulu de peixe is a signature Angolan and Sao Tome fish stew with different vegetables, typically cooked in palm oil. Calulu de peixe is rich in different flavours and spices, and is hailed as one of the most popular Angolan dishes. Origin and Cultural Significance Calulu de peixe is a popular Angolan …

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Malian Cuisine: 10 Traditional Foods of Mali

Mali is a landlocked country of western Africa which lies on the southern edge of the Sahara desert. Despite being one of the largest countries of Africa, it has a relatively small population, which is majorly centred along the Niger River. The country boasts of a very rich culture, which is demonstrated through its incredible …

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South African Food: 12 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of South Africa

Located on the southernmost tip of Africa, The Republic of South Africa is a country which boasts of great natural beauty, varied topography and a multicultural society. Most Popular Traditional South African Dishes Being home to people with diverse cultures, languages and religions, South Africa has a very colorful cuisine. Indigenous dishes are influenced by …

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Traditional Lechon Recipe (Pork Belly)

Lechon is a pork dish, typically cooked using a whole pig on a spitroast, that is popular in the Philippines, Spain, Cuba, Dominican Republic and other former Spanish colonies. For pork lovers, Lechon is a dream come true because well, it’s basically all pork! After spinning slowly around a fire for hours, the meat of …

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Kenyan Food: 11 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Kenya

In the East of Africa lies a beautiful country with a vibrant and diverse culture – we’re talking about Kenya! When it comes to the foods of Kenya, there’s no singular dish that can be said to define the nation’s cuisine. Different communities have their own native foods, which makes trying every kind of cuisine …

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11 Foods of Uganda You Absolutely Must Try

Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, is blessed with good weather and fertile soils. If you visit, you get to enjoy plenty of fresh, sun-kissed natural foods which are criminally underrated. Ugandan cuisine is characterised by succulent fresh fruits with a healthy picking of fresh passion fruits, jackfruits, soursop, pawpaw, sugarcane and loads more to gorge …

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Traditional Moroccan Tagine Recipe

Moroccan Tagine is a classic North African dish that uses dried fruits, vegetables, preserved foods and meat, in combination with aromatic spices. Moroccan cuisine is distinguished by its European, Arabian, and Berber influences. Although lamb and beef are eaten, chicken is the most preferred meat for preparing the traditional Moroccan Tagine recipe. This recipe utilizes …

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Fufu: A Guide to the Staple African Food

We’ve spoken about Fufu before in our roundup of our most popular dishes from Nigeria, but today we wanted to share a post to you entirely dedicated to the dish. Because, if you’re traveling around Africa, it’s bound to be something that you’re going to come across and probably eat several times per week. It …

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Ostrich Egg Omelette Recipe South African Style

An ostrich omelette is exactly what you would expect. An omelette made using the egg of an ostrich! In South African cuisine, the ostrich egg omelette is considered a hangover cure and boy what a hangover you must have to need an egg that big for breakfast! Just one ostrich egg alone is the equivalent …

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Malawi Nsima Recipe & Everything You Must Know

If there’s one place that deserves to be called the Warm Heart Of Africa, it’s Malawi. Unlike the more westernized countries in Africa, Malawi is somewhat untouched by external culture; which makes for a very unique tourist destination. Wildlife reserves, tea plantations, beautiful scenery, and….. unforgettable food!  Whether it’s a creamy breakfast porridge, a wholesome …

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Botswanan Food: 9 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Botswana

Botswana might just be Africa’s most tourist-friendly country. Welcoming people, remote lodges, exceptional wildlife viewing and, most importantly, food that you’ll never experience elsewhere! Most Popular Botswanan Dishes Vetkoek Vetkoek is a fried dough bread eaten in Botswana and indeed throughout many parts of Africa. Literally translating from Afrikaans to meat ‘fat cake’, vetkoek can …

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Moroccan Food: 17 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Morocco

Morocco is the crossroads of Africa and Europe, which is reflected in its culture, architecture, and mentality. It is a country that perfectly combines the cozy national cities of central Morocco and the stunning, bustling, modern metropolises in the west. Most Popular Moroccan Dishes Moroccan cuisine is an incredible melting pot of influences from Arabic, Berber, Jewish and …

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Authentic Ghanaian Kelewele Recipe (Spicy Fried Plantains)

If you’ve ever been to Accra, or anywhere else in Ghana for that matter, you will likely be familiar with the outrageously delicious Kelewele! Kelewele is essentially just fried plantains that have been seasoned with a variety of spices and served alongside a stew or even just on their own. If you’re familiar with African …

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Nigerian Food: 13 Must-Try Traditional Dishes of Nigeria

The world has truly not yet woken up to the amazing, rich cuisine of Nigeria which is among the best in Africa. Whilst there are many other African countries that share similar traditions and recipes, Nigeria is the culmination of so many wondrous foods! In fact, you would be remiss to travel there without fully …

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Somali Canjeero (Anjero/Laxoox) Recipe

“Canjeero?!“ I hear you say. “I’ve heard of Injera, but never canjeero, are you sure you’re not confused?”. Very sure! In fact, canjeero (sometimes called anjero, canjeelo, lahoh or laxoox); and Injera are cousins. Whilst Injera is the famous Ethiopian food and method of eating; this is the Somali version, also a staple in Djibouti and …

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