Africa is the second-largest continent after Asia and has more than 50 countries. Among other things, Africa is considered blessed with many tourist attractions, food, and culture. The mouth-watering regional specialties are just one factor that draws these tourists back to Africa.
Nonetheless, each region of Africa has its own distinct cuisine, and these different dishes play a very big significant role in defining cultural identity, curing bodily ailments, and serving as a way to welcome visitors to your home.
These popular African meals include varieties of meals from its four regions: West Africa, South Africa, North Africa, and East Africa. For instance, jollof rice is a common dish in west Africa (Nigeria), and bunny chow is a common dish in South Africa, etc.
However, the five diverse meals from Africa on this list are all very well-liked in their respective regions. No matter which region you visit, you will undoubtedly find one or two of the delicacies listed here.
- JOLLOF RICE
One of the most well-liked foods in Nigeria is jollof rice. Jollof rice from Nigeria is another one of the world’s most popular cuisines. You should unquestionably have it before leaving the country. It goes well with sides like grilled pork, chicken, or plantains. However, below is a video providing detailed directions on how to prepare jollof rice.
- BUNNY CHOW
Bunny Chow is one of the most widely consumed street delicacies in South Africa. Bunny Chow involves half a bread that has been quartered and is filled with meat and vegetable curries. However, here is a video below, that also provides detailed instructions on how to prepare Bunny Chow in South Africa.
In Kenya, ugali, commonly referred to as cornmeal porridge, is a favourite dish. Ugali pairs well with curries, stews, and soups. Here is also a perfect way one can learn how to prepare ugali (cornmeal) in Kenya.
Ghanaians frequently eat waakye, also referred to as Ghanaian rice and beans. Breakfast is typically when waakye is served. The video below gives detailed instructions on how to prepare Waakye (Ghanaian rice and beans) in Ghana.
The final dish is Thieboudienne, a traditional Senegalese dinner that consists of rice and fish. However, smoked fish is also used in this dish. The video below also provides detailed instructions on how to prepare Senegalese Thieboudienne (Rice and Fish).
Please feel free to add your own comments about more African specialties that we should try in the comments section above.