The foods of Democratic-Republic-of-the-Congo The cuisine of the Democratic Republic of the Congo varies widely, representing the food of indigenous people. Cassava is generally the staple food usually eaten with other side dishes.
Moambe: DRC’s national dish consisting of chicken or fish with cassava leaves, hot pepper sauce, bananas, rice, peanuts, fish, chicken, and palm nuts. Chikwanga: Cassava cooked and stored in banana leaves. Fufu: A sticky, dough-like staple made from cassava flour. Pili Pili: Hot chilli sauce or paste served with almost everything. Satori: A tasty fish dish consisting of tilapia fillets fried with pumpkin seeds, plantains and garlic. Saka Saka: Ground cassava leaves cooked with palm oil, peanut paste, beans and salt fish. Maboke: A freshwater fish cooked in large marantacee leaves. Linguila: A wine made from fermented sugar cane. Palm wine: A tipple made from the sap of palm trees and fermented by natural yeasts. White elephant: A popular alcoholic drink made from rum, coconut and milk.