• March 12th


What is a holiday without the amazing food you get to try? Nothing we tell you!

Eating and Exploring is actually the motto over here.

Whilst trawling the internet, we stumbled upon the Traveleaters – a couple of foodies with major wanderlust and their National Food Quest – they are on a mission to try the national dish of every country they visited. How cool is that?

Knowing that it would take them ages to finish the quest, they invited all their readers to join in. We answered their call, put our spin on it and are inviting you too!

The Rules are pretty simple,  in order to qualify you need to:

1.) Have eaten the dish in that actual country (We’re focusing on African Countries)

Yes! in Jollof rice in London doesn’t count

2) Have your own picture of the dish.

3.) and describe the dish in two words and a song lyric 🙂

To join in the quest with us and tag #AfricanFoodQuest and #irineats with every picture you take and we’ll repost the best.

 Here it goes

Algeria: CousCous

Angola: Moamba de Galinha

Benin: Kuli Kili

Botswana: Seswaa

Burkina Faso: Riz Gras

Burundi: Elephant Soup

Cameroon: Ndolé

Cape Verde: Cachupa

Central African Republic: Cassava

Chad: Boule

Comoros: Langouste a la Vanille

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Poulet à la moambé

Djibouti: Skoudehkharis

Egypt: Ful Medames, Koshari, Molokhia, Falafel

Equatorial Guinea: Succotash

Eritrea: Zigini with Injera, Gored Gored

Ethiopia: Wat with Injera, Fit Fit

Gabon: Poulet Nyembwe

Gambia: Benachin

Ghana: Fufu, Banku, Jollof Rice

GuineaPoulet Yassa

Ivory Coast: Fufu, Kedjenou

Kenya: Ugali, Sukuma Wiki, Nyama Choma

Liberia: Dumboy

Libya: Bazeen, Usban

Madagascar: Romazava

Malawi: Nshima

Mali: To et Tokorodji, Tiguadege na

Mauritania: Thieboudienne, Couscous

Mauritius: Octopus Curry, Rougaille, Gateux Piment

Morocco: Couscous, Tagine

Mozambique: Frango

Namibia: Süßer hirsebrei

Niger: Djerma Stew, Rice

Nigeria: Fufu and Egusi Soup, Jollof Rice

Republic of Congo: oulet Moamb, Yassa

Sao Tome and Principe: Palm Oil Stew

Senegal: Thieboudienne

Seychelles: Fruit Bat Soup

Sierra Leone: Casava Leaves

Somalia: Canjeera with Goat Stew, Lahh, Gashaato (Cocnut Confection)

South Africa: Bobotie

Sudan: Ful Medames

Swaziland: Karoo Roast ostrich Steak

Tanzania: Ugali

Togo: Yeyebessissi

Tunisia: Couscous, Kabkabou

Uganda: Matoke

Zambia: Nshima

Zimbabwe: Sadza

Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.


Cover Image courtesy of Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen

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