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Equatorial Guinea Food and Drink

There are few restaurants in Equatorial Guinea and those that exist are mainly restricted to Malabo and Bata. Most restaurants serve Spanish or continental cuisine. Imported beer is usually more expensive than domestic beer.

Specialities

• Chicken served in a creamy peanut sauce with rice or boiled plantains.
• Meat or fish grilled with crushed pumpkin seeds served in leaves.
• Cassava is a staple food, often served with fish or meat.
• Sweet potatoes, yams, mango, cassava and plantain are examples of traditional Equatorial Guinean ingredients.

National drinks:
• Malamba juice (local sugar cane brew).
Osang (African tea).
• Beer and palm wine are produced locally.

Tipping

Unless service charges are added to bills, 10 to 15%.

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