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Cuisine from the land of tea.
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Malawi, although small and rural, boasts a wealth of delicious food. Despite being landlocked, the country is host to a great selection of fish from Lake Malawi, such as chambo (tilapia), mpasa (similar to salmon) and usipa (sardines). Seafood dishes are often prepared with curry, lending an Indian flavor to the East African cuisine. The most popular food in the Malawian diet is nsima, made from ground corn. This is usually served with a sauce or alongside meat or vegetables. Vegetables are widely consumed and featured in most traditional recipes, such as spinach stew. Since meat is expensive, locals typically cook with fish and vegetables.

Customary desserts include nthochi (banana bread) and mbatata cookies, made with sweet potato and cinnamon. Tea, one of Malawi’s biggest exports, is the favorite beverage and internationally recognized for its high quality.—Alexandra Menglide


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