Madagascar is known for its diversity which is not only restricted to its geography and ecological variations but also extend to its cuisine. There is a number of lip-smacking dishes in which rice is the staple food, which dominates most of their dishes. While there is emphasis on variety of vegetables, meat and seafood; most of the dishes are flavored with tomato, onion, ginger and garlic sauces. You can find most of the dishes in famous holiday resorts. Let’s get to know about some of the famous dishes of this heavenly place.
It is Madagascar’s national dish, comprising a meat stew (chicken, pork or beef) combined with green vegetables, onions and a variety of spices. It is mostly consumed at lunch or dinner in holiday resort Madagascar and served with rice.
How does it taste: It is spicy and peppery because of the addition of watercress and mustard greens along with ginger and chilies.
It is a unique combination prepared by frying rice along with whole lot of vegetables like capsicum, carrots, bok choy, sweet corn, and spring onions. Eggs, shrimp and meat can also be used in this.
How does it taste: A plethora of vegetables makes it look and taste very rich and preparation gives it a spicy flavor.
A tasty vegetable dish consisting green beans, carrots, cabbage and inions, seasoned with low amount of vinaigrette. However, in the cities the definition of lasary is quite different, comprising a condiment of mangoes and pickled lemons.
How does it taste: Due to the addition of vinaigrette, it tastes sour.
It is an amazing fusion of stir-fried pork, lobster and crab, further seasoned with lime juice and ginger. It is mostly consumed with rice, just like other Malagasy dishes.
How does it taste: The presence of crab and lobster makes it chewy and soft textured while lime and ginger add a sweet and spicy flavor.
It is also known as Malagasy bread; it is a pancake prepared through deep fried dough made of flour, yeast, water, cream of rice and sugar. Maple syrup, fruits and juice are usually served with this as accompaniments.
How does it taste: It is mildly sweet and crispy from outside but soft inside.
A staple drink of Madagascar, it is prepared by placing a cup of cooked rice in a pot and heating it on medium flame until it attains a toasty tang. Water is added and then the decoction is first steeped which is cooled later on and poured into a glass. With ice cubes, it can be enjoyed in any ocean-view restaurant.
How does it taste: It is quite refreshing, cool and nutritious, apt for a country like Madagascar where there is always water shortage.