Tanzania: Food Guide - Dining Out

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Tanzania Food Guide - Dining Out

Tanzanian cuisine is, like the population, a mix combining Arab, Indian, European and local features, the essential ingredients of which are beef and ugali. Ugali is a boiled cornmeal mush, used as a base for meat stew or as a side dish. Nyama Choma, or grilled meat, usually beef is slow cooked for 45 minutes and can be dipped into your ugali served with grilled plantains.

Tanzanian accommodation caters to guests and tourists providing a mix of western cuisine with some local foods. Breakfasts usually consists of a lot of fruits, eggs, and potatoes. In the cities and towns typically expect Indian food.

Fruit and vegetable markets in Tanzania

Tanzania typically has fruit and vegetable markets in the main towns and cities, as agriculture is the country's primary industry but as Tanzania suffers from food shortages fresh fruit and vegetables might not always be easy to find and or expensive. In Morogoro and in Stone Town, Zanzibar you will find good fresh fruit and vegetable markets. Arusha Market too is always popular. Look for large avocados, tomatoes and maize cobs.