Gambia is a small country in West Africa with many offers to the visitors. Some of the popular Gambian cuisines you can always ask for are Benechin, Domoda, Super– kanja, Mbahal, chicken Yassa and many more. Please to talk to any of your travel guides and you will be given the real taste of the smiling coast. The Gambia has over the years expanded its scope on restaurants offering quality dining for excellent value and is gaining an international reputation with more chefs from around the world now living and working in the country. There is a wide variety of restaurants in The Gambia ranging from casual beach bars to formal gourmet dining, serving a range of cuisine from Italian to Lebanese.
The dress code in most restaurants is casual, but in the evening gentlemen are usually required to wear long trousers. Depending on your hotel, some of the restaurants may be a taxi ride away but these are reasonably priced and can be pre-booked with waiting time until you are ready to return to your hotel. Of particular note is the abundance of freshly caught seafood including ladyfish, barracuda, snapper, butterfish, lobster and huge Atlantic prawns. Vegetarians are increasingly catered for; many hotels and restaurants will offer a vegetarian dish and some will accommodate with dishes made to order.
Interestingly in the Gambia, there are many local dishes that many visitors do always like, they are very rich nutrition wise and are provided by the local vegetable producers that are known for their all year round farming in the gardens. These vegetables are very fresh with high sense of storage facility by the catering service provider. The uniqueness attached to the Gambian Catering industry is in no doubt with the highly trained Gambian veteran cooks with great international recognition around the world, Gambia is a leading tourist destination with many reasons in the move to always maintained the edge over its key competitors in the sub region.
With the locally prepared food and beverages Gambia is second to non in terms of just meeting your expectations at all times. Whiles in the Gambia why not take your time to eat and as well as learn to cook these Gambian cuisines with less labor and very time friendly time.
Click here for a list of Gambian national dishes.
Yabouy's Home Cooking is a great resource for visitors who would like to sample typical Gambian cuisine in a truly Gambian home atmosphere. For more information, click here.
For a list of Restaurants and Cafes in The Gambia, please click here.