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The food in Africa that makes visitors fall in love (Part 1)

Not only possessing a diverse culture, African cuisine also makes visitors admire for its originality.

1. Pap en vleis / Shisa nyama, South Africa

Grilled meat and corn porridge are a favorite combination of many cultures in South Africa.

“Pap en vleis” (literally “corn and porridge”) is a colorful dish of the quintessential combination of starch and casseroles with a little spicy spice.

The dish is often enjoyed with the famous African vegetable, chakalaka. In addition to meat, there are also spicy sausages with a unique flavor combined with corn porridge in many different interesting ways for visitors to eat.

2. Chicken Piri, Mozambique

Mozambique cuisine, a country located on the southeast of the black continent, is a combination of African, Portuguese cuisine, adding Eastern and Arabic flavors, including ingredients such as aromatic spices, piri sauce. Hot piri, coconut sauce, cashews and peanuts. Traditionally, this dish is also served with matapa – cassava leaves cooked in peanut juice.

3. Potjiekos

Potjiekos means a “small pot”. This is a dish prepared outdoors, usually cooked in a three-legged pot.

Potjiekos includes meat, vegetables like carrots, cabbage, cauliflower, starches like rice or potatoes and unique spices. This dish is served with samp and beans, dumplings and steamed bread or baked bread.

4. Jollof rice and Egusi soup, Nigeria

Another dish you should not ignore is Jollof rice dish. With ingredients including rice, chicken, tomatoes, onions, pepper. During gatherings and parties, Jollof rice is often served as an attractive main dish. In addition to Jollof rice, Egusi soup is also a popular dish in Nigeria with the main ingredient being fried bananas and mashed sweet potatoes.

5. Chambo fish with nsima, Malawi

This is a traditional dish with the main ingredient being Chambo fish caught in Lake Malawi. This dish is sold along the lake, often served with french fries and nsima – a porridge similar to the sadza of Zimbabwe or pap of South Africans.