The Comoros- Part I


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Comoros Food and Drink

Comorian cuisine owes a lot to both Arab and French influences, creating a fusion of European classics with a Middle Eastern or East African twist that sees sauces spiced with cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg and even vanilla poured over rice-based dishes.

Coconut milk is an important staple, alongside traditional African ingredients such as plantain, bananas and cassava. A typical Comorian meal will also include meat or fish. Goat is a popular meat, with beef reserved for special occasions. Locally-caught cod, crab and lobster, are all widely eaten.


Langouste a la vanille: Lobster boiled in a rich vanilla sauce.
Mkatra foutra: Fried unleavened bread made with coconut water.
Pilaou: Highly-spiced meat and rice dish.
Ambrevades au curry: Pigeon pea curry flavoured with cardamom.
M’tsolola: Fish and green plantains stewed in coconut milk.
Achard aux legumes: Lightly pickled vegetable salad.
Ntrovi ya nazi: Fried or steamed fish with cooking bananas and coconut stew.
Poutou: Hot sauce made with chilli peppers, tomato, onion and lemon.
Ladu: Balls of sweetened and spiced ground rice.
Mataba: Cassava leaves, used a little like spinach.
Roti ya ya Houma pampa: Cod with tomato and onion.


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• You can win a woman with lies but you cannot feed her with lies.

• A fool and water will go the way they are diverted.

• The spider moves only inside its web.

• A nose alone does not lead.

• Where there are riches, thieves abound; if the riches are large, the thieves are as big.

• A chicken with beautiful plumage does not sit in a corner.

• A whistle will not call back a dog that has escaped from the leash.

• A thread follows the path of the needle.

• Death is like an eagle that snatches away a chick and leaves its mother in tears.

• If you steal while you carry your son on your back, you teach him to steal.
In my search for recipes from The Comoros, I found a lot including a blog with quite a few links to more bloggers on the same journey around the world one meal at a time!
So far, I had a couple of lunches with this sandwich…The recipe I got from:
The photos on that blog are much better than mine!
However, I refuse to count a sandwich with hard-boiled eggs, however delicious, as cooking, so stay tuned for Part II of The Comoros!sandwich



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