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Wednesday
Dec062017

Street  Food

For the Frontier Madagascar Community volunteers who are based in Hell-Ville one of the many advantages of being based in this buzzing town is the opportunity to sample the delicious local cuisine!

Any time, any day it’s possible to go for a wander and find yourself anything from a little nibble to an enormous meal (usually involving an impossible amount of rice). Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all available – maybe not as you’d expect to see them (for many people in Madagascar, every meal of the day must involve rice), but that’s the fun of it! See below for a sample menu for the day:

Breakfast

 

Tea “Dithé”

green, black or ginger  - all made with locally grown ingredients

 

Cakes “Mokary”

rice cakes, rice pies, madeleines, deep fried battered bananas, dough balls

 

OR

Overcooked Rice “Sabeda”

savoury rice pudding

 

Zebu Kebabs “Brochettes”

Kebab skewers with three tiny cubes of the local equivalent meat to beef

 

Salad “Antsiary”

grated cucumber, under ripe mango or under ripe papaya

 

Lunch

 

Rice “Vary”

a large bowl of steaming hot rice turned out onto a plate

 

Sauce “Kabaka”

 

Salad “Antsiary”

grated cucumber, under ripe mango or under ripe papaya

 

Sauce options:

coconut cassava leaves

coconut fish

coconut kidney beans

fish broth

chicken broth

tomatoey prawn sauce

tomatoey calamari sauce

tomatoey fish sauce

 

Dinner

 

Soup “La Soupy”

a large bowl of meat broth with spaghetti and optional additional zebu leg and/or eggs

 

Savoury Nibbles

savoury fried banana, fried cassava, meat samosas, flat breads

 

Salad “Antsiary”

grated cucumber, under ripe mango or under ripe papaya

OR

Rice “Vary”

a large bowl of steaming hot rice turned out onto a plate

 

Fried Fish “Firiry Laoko”

rice cakes, rice pies, madeleines,deep fried battered bananas, dough balls

Salad “Antsiary”

grated cucumber, under ripe mango or under ripe papaya

By Celine Kerslake-Sim - Madagascar Project Manager

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