Traditional cuisine of Madagascar
Kitchen in Madagascar is presented not sospicy dishes, but it is worth considering that some dishes here are served quite hot sauces. It is worth noting that the food in Antananarivo (capital of the island) and resort areas, such as NoziBe, you spend more money than at locations in rural areas.
Food in Madagascar
Malagasy cuisine formed underthe influence of African and Malay culinary tradition, but the island has recently become very popular dishes that are prepared in the Arab and European, particularly French style.
The diet of the inhabitants of Madagascar consists of rice, maize, meat, fish, seafood (lobster, oysters, sea urchins, shrimp, crab), vegetables and dairy products.
In Madagascar, should enjoy the taste of whitefish stew with tomatoes and zucchini ( "trundru extinguish"); lettuce, as the main ingredients is used carrots, cabbage and beans ( "lasarikarauti"); roast beef with tomatoes, ginger and onions ( "rumazava"); pork stew with walnuts Bambara ( "vuandzhuburi"); beans with tomato-based sauce ( "tsaramasy"); Salad on the basis of rice, spices and shrimp ( "Anan"); local foie gras; beef with mashed cassava leaves and coconut ( "ravitutu"). On the island of widespread meals prepared on the basis of zebu meat, so it's worth to try a dish of zebu, which are served with a tomato-garlic sauce, or roasted on coals zebu meat, pre-seasoned with aromatic herbs.
A sweet tooth can enjoy a dessert or coconut rice pudding, fruit (coconut, banana, litchi, pineapple, guava, mango, persimmon), various pies with sweet fillings.
In Madagascar, you can eat:
- in cafes and restaurants, where visitors can sample national dishes as well as European and Oriental cuisine;
- restaurants at the hotel (prices are high enough).
Drinks in Madagascar
The most popular drinks are Malagasyranonapango (hot water + burnt rice), "Caprice" (various soft drinks), coffee (the locals prefer to eat local, Ethiopian and Yemeni varieties), fruit juices, mineral water "Oh Viv", beer, wine, rum, "lichel "(aperitif lychee), toakagasy (local vodka, cooked on the basis of rice or sugar cane).
While vacationing on the island, is worth a try "official" (dark rum), "Zama" (white rum), "Flash" (the local beer), wine ( "House Remy", "Domain de Manzmisua", "LazaniBetsileu").
Gastronomic Tour to Madagascar
Embark on a gastronomic tourMadagascar, you will visit the rice and wheat fields, in villages, whose owners will offer you local food and drinks. If desired, you can arrange a trip to the National Park of Isalo and picnic in the green oasis.
Holidays in Madagascar - an excellent choice for thosewho love exotic and adventure: here you can walk through the rainforest, sunbathe on white sand beaches, to see the high mountains, long rivers and extinct volcanoes, as well as taste the national dishes.