Mozambique, the tropical paradise of Southern Africa has gorgeous beaches, beautiful islands and turquoise sea with a palm lined coastline.
A land of tropical fruit, abundant seafood and fish and a Portuguese taste influence is a heaven for foodies.
Piri Piri (peri-peri) is part and parcel of all Mozambican cuisine. It is used in every marinade and also a common option for french fries or rice.
Not common on tourist restaurant menus, Matapa is a traditional dish. You will be more than likely to come across if visiting locals. It is made with stewed cassava leaves, ground peanuts and garlic and coconut milk. It is eaten either on its own or accompanied by sumptuous prawns and rice.
Juicy fresh, flavourful prawns are the highlight of Mozambique delights. They are served fried, grilled in peri peri or tossed with garlic with rice of French fries.
3. Coconut rice
Coconut rice is common in Mozambique, fluff rice made in coconut milk. Perfect to compliment Mozambique spicy and hot delights.
Paõ are Portuguese bread rolls baked in villages in ovens that are wood fired
Mozambique flavours and tastes of curry are unlike Thai or Indian food but distinctly unique in a special taste of local spices. It is served with chicken or prawns.
6. Peri peri chicken
Peri Peri chicken is common in Mozambique and other parts of Southern Africa with Portuguese influences. It consists of marinated chicken in lemon juice and a generous dose of peri peri sauce and served with French fries.
8. Prego roll
A roadside Mozambique snack is prego rolls. Steak covered in fiery chilli vinegar and garlic sauce wrapped in paõ. Simply delicious
Once the largest cashew producers, cashews grow all over Mozambique. They are sold at cheap prices at every street corner and the beach. Plain and delightfully tasty peri peri flavours are tastebud sensational tinglers.
Fresh fish all along the Mozambique coast is available all the time for a perfect barbecued or grilled seaside meal
10. Tropical fruit
The humid warm Mozambique climate brings out simply delicious tropical fruit al over. Coconuts, papaya, avocados and sweet mangoes.