Africa is made up of different regions namely West Africa, Southern Africa, North Africa, East Africa and North Africa. Central Africa is made up of the following countries;  Burundi, the Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda. There are many different foods in Central Africa and this article gives the list of best foods to try if you visit Central Africa.

Fufu: This is a popular dish of Central Africa and is also very common in West Africa. It is made by boiling cassava (manioc) flour in water to form a thick paste and then pounding it with a mortar and pestle, the fufu is then eaten with the local soup of your choice.

Peanut soup:  In Africa, peanuts are called Groundnuts and this stew is a delicacy not only in Central Africa but all over Africa. It is made with roasted peanuts or peanut butter, tomatoes, onions, garlic, and vegetables and served with rice, couscous, etc.

Makara : This is a very popular homemade fried bread in Central Africa.

Chichinga: Skewered roasted goat meat

Foutou: This is made with pounded plantain or yam flour and served with stews or soups

Boullie: This is rice porridge with peanut butter and lemon added.

Gozo: Cassava is ground into flour and cooked to form a paste.

Kanda ti nyma: Beef made into spicy meatballs

Muama de galinha: Chicken soup cooked with okra and palm oil

Palm butter soup: This is a soup cooked with palm butter

Maboké: Maboke is probably the best Central African food. It is made up of steamed fish with onions, garlic, tomatoes and chili heated in banana leaves.


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