≡ Menu

Food in Equatorial Guinea

Share on Facebook0Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+1Share on LinkedIn0Pin on Pinterest0Share on Reddit0Share on StumbleUpon0Digg thisPrint this pageEmail this to someone

The food of Equatorial Guinea is a blend of native tribes tradition with that of their Spanish colonial past. The staple foods in Equatorial Guinea include cassava, bananas, rice and yam with chicken, meat (often locally hunted game) or fish. Popular national dishes include chicken served in cream sauce with boiled plantain, grilled fish cooked with pumpkin seeds and served in leaves, and guinea fowl paella. Leafy greens such as spinach, kale and local varieties often complement the meal. Tropical fruits such as mango, coconuts and pineapples are also widely available. Spices and chilis are common in Equatorial Guinea as is peanut sauce. For special occassions duck is often cooked. Osang tea, a special African tea is commonly served here. Popular local alcoholic drinks include palm wine, made from sap of palm trees and malamba, which is made from fermented sugarcane.

Casava peeling

Restaurants in Equatorial Guinea are concentrated in the major cities like Malabo (on Bioko) and Bata. These, however, serve a lot of international and continental cuisine such as pizza. In Malabo, there is a restaurant in Hotel Bahia, Restaurant Bantu for Chinese food and the Pizza Place for pizza and pastas. In Bata there is the Golfo de Guinea restaurant and Mbini restaurant.

Return to the Equatorial Guinea Travel Guide

More Vagabond Journey.com Travel Guides

Share on Facebook0Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+1Share on LinkedIn0Pin on Pinterest0Share on Reddit0Share on StumbleUpon0Digg thisPrint this pageEmail this to someone
Filed under: Africa, Equatorial Guinea, Food

About the Author:

After traveling on her own for three or four years, Chaya met up with Wade Shepard, the editor of VagabondJourney.com. They were married in 2009, and continue to travel the world together with their young daughter. From time to time Chaya blogs about family travel and life on the road. has written 102 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

Chaya Shepard is currently in: Xiamen, China