Cuisine of Guinea

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A market stall selling vegetables in Dinguiraye Prefecture, Guinea.

Guinean cuisine refers to the food and culinary traditions of Guinea.[1]

Major ingredients

Rice is a staple with preparations and ingredients varying by region: Mid Guinea, Upper Guinea, Coastal Guinea, Forested Guinea, and the area of the capital (Conakry).[2] It is part of West African cuisine and includes fufu, jollof rice, maafe, and tapalapa bread. Ingredients include boiled cassava leaves.

In rural areas, food is eaten from a large serving dish and eaten by hand outside.[2] Desserts are uncommon. Guinean cuisine has achieved some popularity overseas and there are Guinean restaurants in New York, United States.[2]

Notable dishes

Traditional preparation of fou fou in a mortar and pestle.

Traditional Guinean dishes include:


Traditional Guinean sauces include:

maffi supu


Traditional Guinean beverages include:


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Recipes Friends of Guinea
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Eating In The Embassy: Guinean Embassy Brings West African Food To Washington by Rebecca Sheir September 21, 2012 WAMU 88.5

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