Top 20 Best Congolese Dishes

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top 20 best congolese dishes

Congo is a Central African country that is rich in natural resources. It has vast deposits of industrial diamonds, cobalt, and copper. One of the largest forest reserves in Africa is located in Congo. It is a culturally rich place and has a deep history. Along with this, Congo has some of the best food practices. Numerous recipes are unique to this place. Here is a list of the top recipes that should be tried while in Congo.

1. Liboke

Liboke is a fish dish popular in Congo. Fish, along with tomato, chili, and salt, is wrapped in banana leaves and grilled. It has a delicious taste and an authentic aroma.

1. Liboke

 2. Chicken Mayo

Chicken Mayo is a delicious recipe of Congolese cuisine. The small chicken pieces are mixed with pepper, chili, onion, and garlic. It is wrapped in parchment paper and grilled. Before it is cooked thoroughly, mayonnaise is added to it and it is grilled back. It is a delicious recipe.

2. Chicken Mayo

3. Mayebo

Mayebo is a mushroom recipe popular in Congo. Different kinds of mushrooms are cooked together. It can be cooked in palm oil, tomato sauce, or any other vegetables. It is a delicious meal.

3. Mayebo

4. Ndakala

Ndakala is a fish dish enjoyed in Congo. The fish are fried in oil with chilies. It can also be mixed with veggies and sauces. It has a fantastic taste and is usually served with fufu or chikwange.

4. Ndakala

5. Cuisse

This is a popular chicken thigh recipe in Congo. The chicken thighs are cooked tenderly and spices are added to give them a rich taste. It is prepared with chicken raised in battery cages.

5. Cuisse

6. Lumba-Lumba

Lumba lumba is a popular Congolese vegetable. It has a fantastic taste. It has a refreshing flavor similar to mint. Sometimes chicken and chili are also added to it. It does not generally need any spice because of its aromatic taste.

6. Lumba Lumba

7. Pondu

Pondu is a popular dish in Congo. It is made using cassava leaves cooked with or without spices. Vegetables such as onions and eggplants are also added to it. Beef or fish can also be added. It is enjoyed with rice or bread.

7. Pondu

8. Ya Jean

Ya Jean is a popular Congolese dish prepared with smoked goat meat. The meat pieces are cut and seasoned. They are then wrapped in parchment paper and grilled. It is served with chikwange or plantains.

8. Ya Jean

9. Mpiodi

Mpiodi is a popular dish made with fish. The fish is fried in oil or grilled. It is sometimes mixed with tomato sauce or vegetables and enjoyed as a wholesome meal.

9. Mpiodi

10. Fumbwa

Fumbwa is a recipe made with green leaves. It is prepared using spices and peanuts. The leaves are rolled into bundles and then cut to get thin strips. It is a kind of stew and is served with rice or bread.

10. Fumbwa

11. Mbinzo

Mbinzo is a popular Congolese dish. It is prepared using dried caterpillars and cooked in a white sauce made with onion, oil, or red chili peppers. It has a great taste and is enjoyed as an authentic meal.

11. Mbinzo

12. Lituma

Lituma is a popular Congolese dish prepared with plantains. The plantains are boiled, peeled, and then pounded. The spices are also added to enhance its taste.

12. Lituma

13. Mbala

Mbala is sweet potato popular in Congo. They are usually cooked in tomato sauce with beef, onion, and garlic. They can also be boiled in water and enjoyed. It is a Congolese delicacy with a fantastic taste.

13. Mbala

14. Fufu

Fufu is a staple dish in Congo. It is made with corn flour or cassava. The corn flour fufu is made by cooking flour with water. When the dough solidifies, it is made into balls and served. The cassava fufu is made by grinding cassava and obtaining a dough. It is then cooked with water and made into balls.

14. Fufu

15. Poso

This is a pig skin recipe. The pieces of a pig are cut and then marinated. These are then smoked over the grill. Raw onion rings and chili are eaten with this dish. It has a fantastic taste and is a popular snack in Congo.

15. Poso

16. Tshomba Tsha Kabiola

This is a famous dessert in Congo. It is prepared with cassava, sugar, peanuts, and milk. The ingredients are mixed and kept refrigerated until the desired texture is obtained. It has a delicious taste and a rich flavor.

16. Tshomba tsha kabiola

17. Matembele

Matembele is a popular vegetable in Congo. It is made from the leaves of sweet potatoes. It is prepared with spices and oil. It is a cheap and easy-to-make recipe.

17. Matembele

18. Chikwange

Chikwange is prepared with cassava. The cassava is soaked in water for a few days and then draining it for two-three days. It is then wrapped in banana leaves and boiled. It is served with vegetables or fish.

18. Chikwange

19. Makemba

Makemba is a popular Congolese dish. It is prepared with bananas that are fried, boiled, or grilled. The bananas are not eaten raw. The fried bananas are a popular snack in Congo, and are seasoned with spices.

19. Makemba

20. Mbika

Mbika is a popular squash seed flour recipe. The dough is mixed with meat or fish and wrapped in banana leaf and cooked over the grill. It has a rich aroma and an authentic taste.

20. Mbika