Dar Es Salaam Cuisine
Cuisine is an integral part of any local culture, and no trip to Dar Es Salaam is complete without tasting the local food. This directory offers information about the traditional dishes and drinks available in Dar Es Salaam to help visitors better understand the local food culture and make an informed decision when trying them.
- Chapati: fried flat bread.
- Chips Mayai: chips and eggs.
- Couscous: is generally served with vegetables.
- Ugali: porridge dish made of maize, water and flour.
 Main courses
- Beef Nyama Choma: roasted or grilled marinated meat.
- Biryani: is a set of rice-based foods made with spices, rice and meat, fish, eggs or vegetables.
- Boko-boko: lamb with rice.
- Coconut bean soup: kidney beans, rice and vegetables cooked in coconut milk.
- Duckling: traditional Tanzanian curry stew.
- Kamba wa Nazi: shrimp in coconut sauce.
- Kuku Paka: coconut chicken curry.
- Maharagwe: red beans dish made with curry powder, coconut milk.
- Mchuzi wa Biringani: eggplant curry.
- Mchuzi wa Samaki: fish curry.
- Mishkaki: barbequed beef meat.
- Mtori: meat and banana stew.
- Samaki wa Kupaka: grilled fish.
- Wali wa Nazi: rice cooked in coconut milk.
- Mandazi: Tanzanian doughnuts.
- Ndizi Kaanga: fried bananas or plantains.
- Vipoopoo: rice flour balls in coconut syrup.
- Vitumbua: sweet fried bread cakes.
 Fast food
 Street food
 Drinks (Non-alcoholic)
- Chai: Tanzanian tea.
 Drinks (Alcoholic)
- Mbege: banana beer.