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The foods of Mauritania

The cuisine of Mauritania is influenced by Arab, Berber, African and French cultures, and it varies by region and ethnicity. Some of the staple foods include dates, fish, rice, couscous, meat, vegetables, peanuts and milk.
One of the most popular dishes in Mauritania is thieboudienne, which is considered the national dish. It is a coastal dish of fish and rice, cooked in a tomato sauce with various spices and vegetables.
Another common dish is yassa poulet, which is a rotisserie roasted chicken with caramelized onions, lemon and spices. It is served with rice or french fries, and it is originally a Senegalese dish from the Wolof and Pulaar tribes.
A third dish that is widely consumed in Mauritania is mahfe, which is a peanut stew with meat (usually chicken, goat or camel) and okra. It is served over rice and it can also be made vegetarian.
Mauritanians also enjoy various desserts and drinks, such as lakh, which is a cheese curd or yogurt with grated coconut served over sweet millet porridge, zrig, which is a milk or water mixed with fermented milk, and mint tea, which is poured from height to create foam.
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Cooking in Mauritania

Mauritania desserts