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FoodBlog’s Around the World Series: Around Africa in 10 dishes 🌍

FoodBlog’s Around the World Series: Around Africa in 10 dishes 🌍

We bet your travel bug is really kicking in right about now, with the Covid-19 pandemic hopefully dwindling away soon, travel plans could be in our near future… but till then FoodBlog’s Around the World Series will keep you hungry the way we know best… with food, food and a whole lot more food. Here’s Part 6 of the series… happy dreaming! 💯

We’ve been going around the world discussing so many different cuisines and it’s now time for Africa! African cuisine is one of the most underrated cuisines in the world. The flavours are so unique, rich and complex that this cuisine is easily identifiable. 

The number of traditional dishes across Africa is so great, but we’re going to focus on ten stunning meals that are likely to tickle your tastebuds:

Galinha à Zambeziana

Traditionally found in Mozambique, this chicken is more commonly known as piri piri chicken among tourists. It literally translates to Zambezian chicken, referring to the Zambezian region in Africa which includes Mozambique. This dish is a tender chicken cooked with coconut milk, pepper, lime, garlic and piri piri sauce for an extra kick. 🌶️



Chorba frik

The main ingredient in this Algerian soup is frik, an ancient grain that is green in colour and is similar to bulgur. Apart from frik, this tomato-based soup also includes meat and chickpeas, making it a super nutritious, hearty meal. It is usually eaten in Ramadan, after breaking the fast. 🥣



Fricassee

This high-calorie sandwich is a popular dish in Tunisia. It can be made at home but it is commonly found in fast food places. The roll is fried and filled with boiled potatoes, boiled eggs, hummus, tuna, capers, olives and harissa. Doesn’t this sound like it would do really well in Malta? 🥖



Kapenta with sadza

Something smells fishy! 🐟 Kapenta is a mixture of two species of small, freshwater fish that are typically found in lakes in Zimbabwe and Zambia. This type of fish is fried and served with sadza, a type of porridge made with finely ground dry maize. This dish is a must-try if you go to Zimbabwe!



Cape breyani

This highly fragrant dish is slowly cooked in just one pot. It is traditionally found amongst the Cape Malay community in South Africa. It incorporates rice, marinated minced meat, lentils, and spices and it is then finished off with hard boiled eggs and crisp-fried onions on top. 🍚



Githeri

This warm, hearty stew that is made from beans and maize is a traditional Kenyan dish originating from the Kikuyu tribe. Githeri also includes tomatoes, onions, and sometimes even potatoes and meat. The spices that accompany it - cumin, chilli, or turmeric - give it that extra flavour. 🍲



Gatsby

If The Great Gatsby was the first thing that popped into your mind here, you’re on the right track. Gatsby is a traditional sandwich from Cape Town and it is named after the novel itself, since the filling of the sandwich is super rich.The bread roll is toasted and filled with slices of bologna (luncheon meat), fries, lettuce, ketchup and spicy piri piri sauce. 🔥



Chambo

Chambo is the most popular fish in Lake Malawi and the Malawians’ pride and joy. It is typically served grilled with ndiwo, a relish made with tomatoes and cassava leaves or pumpkin. A typical side dish that accompanies chambo is a type of porridge called nsima. 🎣



Koshari

This popular Egyptian dish is filled with nutritious veggies! A spicy tomato sauce combines lentils, macaroni, rice, chickpeas and garlic to make the soul-warming koshari. Topped with fried onions, this vegetarian dish is very popular amongst Egyptian home cooks. 🍅



Zaalouk

Although this is considered a salad, this is far from your typical salad. Zaalouk is a traditional dish in Morocco that is made by cooking tomatoes, eggplant, garlic and a variety of spices. Since it is cooked, the result is a warm, creamy dish that can be served as a dip, a side, or even a spread. 🥗



Have you ever tried any of these dishes?


Don’t you wish Corona would just bugger off and let us travel freely so we can have a taste of these stunning dishes? If you’ve tried any of these dishes, let us know which ones in the comments below!

And if you’re still hungry for more check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and…. you guessed it, Part 5 of our foodie journey - taking you farther than you’ve been in a long, long time. 


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