Experience Tanzania’s local Cuisine.

As you plan your holiday to visit Tanzania, when it comes to what you will eat don’t worry about that, the tourism sector is working hard to beat competition by doing its best in providing good standard hospitality services to any guest who visits the country. Tanzania is a country with vast culture and traditional practices which brings about different lifestyles where you may find shared values like what to eat. What is brought to table depends on ones taste, culture, economic status and availability. The most common foods found within the community is stapple food which makes up the dominant part for the populations diet and in this case the main food eaten country wide is rice, ugali ( stiff maize porridge) and chapati. Generally, typical mainland foods include wali (rice), ugali (maize porridge), nyama choma (grilled meat), mshikaki (marinated beef), samaki (fish), pilau (rice mixed with a variety of spices), biriyani, and ndizi-nyama (plantains with meat). In the Northern parts of the country people mainly cook bananas(plantain) with milk, beans or meat, apart from that one can also get to taste traditional drinks like mmbege in the northern parts of the country and coastal areas is mnazi.

When it comes to what to drink, Tea and Coffee happen to be the most popular drinks taken all over the country. Like much of East Africa, traditional breakfast here is light. They often include tea or coffee, keeping in mind Tanzania grows some of the finest coffee in the world this would be taken with perhaps bread, mandazi or chapatti or tubers (boiled potatoes, yams or cassava). Another common breakfast is uji, a sweet porridge made from millet or sorghum.

For dessert, Tanzanians usually eat a lot of fruits, from ripe bananas, mangoes, watermelon, papaya and even grapes which are all available in local market areas. For special occasions Tanzanians also eat cakes, and there are a few pastry shops in every city where you can order a sweet treat.

Apart from these, East African dishes are also available in different areas like Kenyan dishes, Ugandan famous Matoke (bananas with meat) Somali foods which happen to be mostly Arab cuisines not forgetting Camel milk, which is considered a very nutritious drink and a healthy or medical drink because of its nutritional value, other foods you will find are from Rwanda, more from Democratic Republic of Congo.

And due to expansion of the tourism market and services one gets the chance to enjoy other African cuisines from different African nations like Nigerian food example jollof rice, Ghanaian dishes like fufu, the typical staple foods in the southern part of Ghana that include cassava and plantain.

And finally International cuisine like Chinese food, Italian food and a few other dishes are
included in exclusive areas like restaurants and some hotels.

Enjoy your visit to Tanzania, knowing you will receive great service and high end hospitality.

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