Burundian cuisine


The choice is limited. Most food is boiled, stewed or roasted over wood fire. Meals in Bujumbura's hotels are reasonable, but expensive and of fairly average quality. The French, Greek and Asian restaurants in the town are good. There are few restaurants outside the capital and Gitega.



• Staple ingredients include plantains, sweet potatoes, cassava, peas and maize. 

• Popular snacks are fruit, cane sugar and groundnuts. 

• Spicy carrots are a side dish of carrots mixed with mustard seeds and chilli peppers.