What do you eat in Uganda?
The cheapest meals in Ugandan cities can always be found in the street markets. Typical hot meals include small sausages for roughly 500 shillings ($0.20) each, and something called Rolex which is a tortilla like bread rolled up with omelet, tomato, cabbage and a pinch of salt for 1500-2000 shillings ($0.60-0.80). These staple street foods are usually well cooked over hot charcoal stoves and served fresh, and so they seem fairly safe. Markets will also offer a wide range of tropical fruits like papayas, bananas, mangoes, tomatoes, oranges, etc. Just be sure to clean or peel fruits yourself.
Restaurants serving local cuisine offer generous portions of local staples and a bowl of meat or bean stew. A plate may include a number of bland, starchy foods like rice, potatoes, and yams, as well as some vegetable dishes like squash, avocado, or mashed banana. The stew may be bean, beef, chicken, or goat in a salty broth meant to be spooned on to the plate of starchy goodness. A meal like this may run between 4,000 and 12,000 shillings ($2-5).
More variety can be found in commercial centers such as malls where many restaurants and food courts offer cuisine from other regions like central Asia, China, Europe, and Ethiopia. A meal at a restaurant like this may run for 12,000 to 30,000 shillings ($5-12).
Guide submitted by The Migrant Experience.Uganda Travel Guide