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Gastronomy

The Gastronomy of Mozambique revolves around fresh seafood, stews, corn porridge (maize meal), rice, millet (a type of grain), and cassava. Meats such as steak and chicken are often accompanied by beans, cassava chips, cashew nuts, coconut, potatoes, and a variety of spices, including garlic and peppers. Seasonal fresh fruit; Mozambique's papaya and pineapples are known as some of the juiciest in the world, puddings made of fruits and rice, and fried balls of flour paste, most often accompanied by Mozambican tea, make a delicious ending to any meal.

In the mornings for breakfast, tea and coffee are commonly sold with sandwiches made of eggs or fresh fish, or a slightly sweetened bread-cake. The breakfast is usually light, however, as the main meal of the day is normally lunch at midday.

Those who work in cities and towns often purchase lunch from food stalls which are located on roadsides, bus stations, and markets around town. Steak sandwiches, burgers, fried chicken, meat stews, and rice are typical fare available from the stalls. Fresh seafood from off the coast of Mozambique is abundant and is considered some of the most delicious food available.

It is sold nearly everywhere from street stalls to city restaurants, though it is more available near the coast. Fresh fish, prawns calamari (squid), crab, lobster, and crayfish are often served with rice or chips

Aside from the widely served coffee and tea, adults may enjoy locally brewed beer made from maize, a Mozambican staple food. The thick and sweet drink is often drunk from a common pot and shared by everyone present on special occasions.

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