Koshari is an ancient Coptic Christian dish that traditionally is prepared and eaten during periods of fasting when animal products are not allowed. It is a simple dish of rice, lentils, macaroni and chickpeas cooked separately and then served together in layers. It is topped with crisp brown onions and served with a tangy tomato sauce and vinegar.
Sopa de feijão, literally means “Beans soup”, is a delicious and nutritious dish, usually made with beans, onion, tomato and short pasta. It is a local example of a traditional Portuguese soup, very well known in the Brazil, Angola and Mozambique. Portugal has a strong tradition in preparing and enjoying soups.
Shigni is a nice hot sauce that is usually eaten with rice, bread or spaghetti. It is made from a blend of green chili, tomatoes and coriander leaves soured with lemon juice and tamarind.
Guisada or Guisado (Spanish language), which translates to “stewed dish” is a slow-simmered dish that varies across the Latin America. Some people make their guisada with pork or chicken, the most common meat used, however is beef. One of the typical recipe includes meat, salt, garlic, oregano, black pepper and tomato.
Hilacha, which means thread, is Guatemalan slow cooked stew made with shredded beef and vegetables. It is commonly prepared with tomato sauce.
The Jamaican Salt Fish Fritters, a popular snack made of salted cod fish, flour, tomato, garlic, chili and onion, has been a popular dish also in Other Caribbean cuisines. This fish fritter can also be eaten as part of an island breakfast.
Bigos is a traditional Polish stew using kapsta (polish sauerkraut, fermented cabbage). Many authentic recipe include tomato, Kielbasa (polish traditional sausage) and meat as main ingredients. Bigos might resemble to Russian Shchi.
Donar (means “rotating (grilled meat)”) is popular take-away item in Azerbaijan, which is equevalent to döner kebap in Turkey. It is called nomadic dish originating from the Turkish, also known as Gyros in Greece or Shawarma in Arabic countries. Shavings are cut off the block of meat for serving, it can be served as a bread sandwich with vegetables such as cucumber, tomato, onion, etc.
Foul فول (sometimes spelt ful) is the Arabic word for fava beans or broad beans and Sudanese culinary essentials. Sudanese love their Foul so much! No matter where you are in the country, you’ll find come across someone boiling beans in metal pot. It is usually served with flavourful peanut oil and decorated with grained white cheese and chopped tomatoes.
Attiéké is an exclusive healthy and delicious cassava couscous. This wonderful national dish eaten in Ivory Coast is not traditional food but today it is spreading out to surrounded countries such as Guinea. Attiéké is made from cassava root with processing of fermentation. It is often accompanied with tomato, onion, fried fish and pili-pili (chilli sauce).
Jollof rice (also called as Jellof rice) is a very popular dish throughout the West Africa. It’s a spicy rice dish usually cooked with rice, tomato and oil with spicy condiment such as chilli and black pepper. Often served with meat or poultry.
Pepper soup, also known as Pepe soup, is a hot chili soup which is found in Cameroon, Nigeria and widely in Africa. Nigerian recipe for a classic stew might contain catfish, tripe and various kind of meat. Tomato and hot chili actually do good job for the flavor. Its name sounds delicious already!
Afritada is another one of those tomato sauce based stews that was introduced in the Philippines by the Spaniards. It is a meat and vegetable stew with tomatoes like Kaldereta but is less spicy and liver paste is not used.
A traditional Filipino dish, with meat, potate and local vegetables, Kaldereta is a nutritious and flavorful main dish. This sauce is thick, gravy and zesty. It can also be eaten or served with plain rice. Liver paste and tomato (fresh, paste) is considered as an essential ingredientes for prepareing.
A red rice dish containing savory oils and tomato, and sometimes beans and onion, is similar to Jollof rice in West Africa or Rice and Peas in Caribbean countires. It would be also often eaten at home as well as market place. So, one can say this dish is either very common and very popular in Sao Tome and Principe.
Habichuela (called ‘Abichuela’) are a ubiquitous stew dish served in the Dominican Republic. It is made of beans and tomatoes, which is added good aromas of herbes or spices. Onion is also used usually. This dish is quite similar with Arabic Fasoulya. Both of the words Habichuela and Fasoulya mean ‘beans’ as well.
Sudanese cooking is extremely both simple and tasty. When those whose taste runs to offal, Kammonia كموني may be the best choice. It is a kind of local stew made from the stomach (sometimes with liver) of sheep, tomato, onions, and some spices. Often served with Eish (Pita-like flat bread) or Kisra (Crepe or Injera-like flat bread). It’s my great favor, so that it was my everyday meal when I was in Sudan.
Lasagna is an Italian pasta dish oven-cooked by alternating layers of lasagna sheets (flat pasta), cheese and bolognese sauce (meat and tomato) in a casserole. The name lasagna refers to be originally derived from the pot that was used to cook the dish. As San Marino is enclosed within Italy and located near Emilia-Romagna region (birthplace of borognese!), the middle part of Italian meal is pretty common.
Quanta is a dried beef meat. Firfir is that a bread or injera (national sour crepe) is broken up into pieces and absorbed zigni (traditional spicy tomato sauce) well. Quanta firfir is the dish specially prepared. Very tasty.
Foul فول (sometimes spelt ful) is the Arabic word for fava beans or broad beans and Yemeni culinary essentials. A thick soup made of such a beans, tomatoes, onion, garlic and some spices is also called ‘Foul’. It is known as the core culinary for Yemeni people. One of the most perfect Middle Eastern breakfasts there is! thanks!