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
Angola: Moamba de Galinha
Benin: Kuli Kili
Burkina Faso: Riz Gras
Burundi: Elephant Soup
Cape Verde: Cachupa
Central African Republic: Cassava
Comoros: Langouste a la Vanille
Democratic Republic of the Congo: Poulet à la moambé
Egypt: Ful Medames, Koshari, Molokhia, Falafel
Equatorial Guinea: Succotash
Eritrea: Zigini with Injera, Gored Gored
Ethiopia: Wat with Injera, Fit Fit
Gabon: Poulet Nyembwe
Ghana: Fufu, Banku, Jollof Rice
Guinea: Poulet Yassa
Ivory Coast: Fufu, Kedjenou
Kenya: Ugali, Sukuma Wiki, Nyama Choma
Libya: Bazeen, Usban
Mali: To et Tokorodji, Tiguadege na
Mauritania: Thieboudienne, Couscous
Mauritius: Octopus Curry, Rougaille, Gateux Piment
Morocco: Couscous, Tagine
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
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
Tunisia: Couscous, Kabkabou
Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favor.
Cover Image courtesy of Zoe’s Ghana Kitchenfood