10 Most Popular Foods in Equatorial Guinea

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Equatorial Guinea is filled with natural resources. It has some amazing destinations for tourists from all over the world. Besides, Equatorial Guinea is also equipped with Atlantic Ocean fisheries. If you move around the country, you will find plenty of fresh foods with delicious tastes.

Their foods are one of the must-try cuisines around the world. We have picked some of its best foods for you to try. In the coming paragraphs, we have listed the 10 most popular foods in Equatorial Guinea.

1. Pepper Soup

Pepper soup is a delicious soup from Equatorial Guinea. The main ingredients in the recipe are nutmeg, bell peppers, parsley, oregano, basil, diced tomato, and meats, etc. Some people also add cheese, either mozzarella or cheddar. For meat, mostly beef is used. Besides, this dish is also cooked in other West African countries, and locals enjoy eating it. 

Recipe for pepper soup

2. Chicken with Peanut Sauce

Chicken served with peanut sauce is one of the most-liked traditional dishes of the country. This dish is made with roasted unsalted peanuts, onions, garlic cloves, coconut milk, chicken, chili, lime leaves, and vegetable oil. This dish is normally served with rice.

Recipe for chicken with peanut sauce

3. Succotash

Succotash is the traditional dish of Equatorial Guinea. The key ingredients in the recipe are fresh lime beans, garlic cloves, onion, bacon slices, corn, salt and peppers, tomatoes, wine vinegar, chives, fresh thyme, and unsalted butter, etc.

Recipe for succotash

4. Sopa De Pescado Con Cacahuete

Sopa de pescado con cacahuete is a delicious peanut and fish soup. Locals eat this delicious food throughout the year. It is highly nutritious. Key ingredients in the recipe are fish, onions, peanuts, and tomatoes. There are various recipes for preparing this dish. Some people also skip peanuts. 

Recipe for Sopa de pescado con cacahuete

5. Boiled Yams

Equatorial Guinean locals love yams. They try different forms of this dish. One of the most-liked recipes is boiled yams. It is simple to prepare. It is used as a side dish. It is prepared with just three ingredients, i.e., white yams, palm oil, and salt.

Recipe for boiled yams

6. Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are consumed throughout the world. However, the Equatorial Guinean people prepare it with a special recipe. It is made of sweet mashed potatoes, butter, onions, eggs, cinnamon, milk, and salt and pepper.

Recipe for sweet potatoes

7. Akwadu

Locals in Equatorial Guinea loves eating plantains. They have different recipes for it. One of such recipes is akwadu. Akwadu is a popular form of breakfast in the country. Plantains are used as the key ingredient in the recipe. It is also consumed in other African countries.

Recipe for akwadu

8. Poulet Yassa

Poulet Yassa is one of the traditional cuisines of Guinea. It is prepared with chicken, bay leaf, clove garlic, peanut oil, onions, lemons, chili pepper, vegetable oil, salt, pepper, etc. The dish also includes cooked white rice.

Recipe for poulet Yassa

9. Pumpkin Pie

The classic pumpkin pie of Equatorial Guinea is one of the most delicious desserts in the country. Some people also love its smoked version, including pumpkin, nutmeg, ground ginger, cinnamon, smoked maple syrup, allspice, and brown sugar. While serving, some locals also add pure cream for better taste.

Recipe for pumpkin pie

10. Five-Spice Roasted Hens

As the name suggests, five different types of spices are used for making this dish. While other key ingredients are hens and vegetable oil. The dish is topped with mouthwatering sauce.

Recipe for five-spiced roasted hens


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