SHORT INFORMATION

Overview of Angola

Officially name: The Republic of Angola

Capital: Luanda

Largest city: Luanda

Official language: Portuguese

Government: Presidential republic

FOOD AND BEVERAGES

Angola Cuisine

As a Portuguese colony for centuries, Angolan cuisine bears Portuguese influences. For instance, the Angolans’ use of certain spices and methods of cooking were greatly influenced by Portugal. Still, other European and Asian cuisines have also left a mark in Angola’s culinary culture.

FOOD AND BEVERAGES

Alcoholic beverages of Angola

Various homemade spirits are made, including capatica (made from bananas, a Cuanza Norte specialty), caporoto (made from maize, a Malanje specialty); cazi or caxipembe (made from potato and cassava skin); kimbombo (made from corn), maluva or ocisangua (made with palm tree juice, sometimes described as "palm wine," a Northern Angola specialty), ngonguenha (made from toasted manioc flour), and ualende (made from sugarcane, sweet potato, corn, or fruits, a Bie specialty).