Food & Cuisine in Fort Dauphin
Madagascar has had a lot of culinary influences, and this is reflected in the cuisine of Fort Dauphin. Various cultures, including African, Arab, European and Indonesian peoples, have all contributed to create an unique and interesting cuisine. Local ingredients are often reflected in the cuisine of Fort Dauphin.
Be sure to sample some of the exotic tropical fruits available throughout the country!
This Fort Dauphin Restaurant Guide gives a brief explanation of the cuisine of the region. More in-depth information about the cuisine of Madagascar is given in our Madagascar Restaurant Guide. We have also listed some of the restaurants on the island that you may wish to experience. Our Fort Dauphin Shopping Guide is also worth checking out, as some of the markets around townare good places to pick up some of the fresh ingredients on offer.
Fort Dauphin Restaurant Guide
Current day cuisine is generally quite flavoursome, prepared in a simple manner without too much spice. The main course will usually consist of one main dish of meat, poultry or fish, as well as side dishes of vegetables and a bowl of rice, which will accompany almost every meal. Ron'akoho is something you should try, and is basically chicken bouillon (chicken stock) with ginger. Meat in Madagascar is generally much less fatty than in western countries, and is often much more organic. The only drink traditionally served with meals is ranonapango, a burned-rice drink. Desserts are often just some of the delicious local fruits, normally with some sugar sprinkled on top, and then flavoured with vanilla.
A "hotely" is the best place to get a cheap, filling meal. "Resto gasy" is a cheaper restaurant where you can also get traditional meals. For an even cheaper option, you could try one of the many street vendors. However, you should be careful about where you eat. Check to see that the establishment is clean and observes some hygiene measures. A steady stream of customers is also often a good sign.