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Enjoy Local Delicacies

Food Guide

Uganda is composed of various tribes and each tribe sports their own specialty dishes. Luwombo (or Oluwombo), Posho, Muchomo, Chapati, Matoke, Katogo, TV Chicken, Groundnut Sauce, Mandazi, Rolex, Ugandan Egg Roll, Sim, Sim Cookies, Chickennat, Nsenene, Ugandan Curried, Cabbage, Uganda BeveragesThese dishes can be found on the roadside, markets and restaurants.

Other cultures, such as Indian, Arabic, and Asian have influenced the country’s cuisine over the years, adding different twists and spices to the mix. 

 

Matooke

This is uganda’s national dish. Matoke is a banana variety that is considered more of a plantain. Ugandans love to take the green, unripe ones and steam them while peeled or still unpeeled. The plantains are then mashed and eaten with any kind of stew.

Luwombo (or Oluwombo)

This is a true classic Uganda food dish believed to have been created by the personal chef of King Kabaka Mwanga of the Buganda Kingdom in the late 19th century and is a favorite among both royalty and common folk. This traditional Ugandan stew consists of chicken, beef or fish that is steamed with vegetables such as carrots, potatoes, and mushrooms along with peanut (g-nut) sauce in wrapped plantains. 

 

Rolex

Rolex day is one of the celebrated days in Uganda. It is one of the Uganda’s popular foods in the country. Found cheap and readily available at most roadside stalls, Rolex is served in variations but often consists of eggs cooked into an omelette along with tomato, green pepper, onion and cabbage. The omelette is then topped or wrapped (rolled up) with a chapati. Some vendors may even add in minced meat to the rolex.

 

 

 

Nsenene

This is a popular dish of fried grasshoppers that are often sold in pubs and roadside eateries.

You can only get this popular snack particularly in November during the rainy season. The insects’ wings and legs are removed before being fried in the grasshoppers’ natural oils. 

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