Ugali is a staple food in Burundi, and is made from maize flour, cassava flour, or millet flour. It is a type of porridge that is commonly served with various stews, sauces, and vegetables. Ugali is considered as the most important food in Burundi as it is eaten by people from all social classes and is consumed in large quantities (National Geographic, 2021).
Ibihaza is a traditional dish made from rice and beans. It is often served with a side of greens and roasted meat, and is a staple food for many families in Burundi. This dish is considered as the second most important food in Burundi and is consumed regularly (National Geographic, 2021).
Matoke is a popular dish in Burundi that is made from green plantains. The plantains are peeled, sliced and then boiled in water. The dish is then served with a variety of sauces, stews, and vegetables. Matoke is considered as a delicacy in Burundi and is often served on special occasions (National Geographic, 2021).
Brochette is a popular street food in Burundi that is made from grilled meat, usually chicken or beef, that is marinated and skewered with vegetables. The dish is often served with a side of rice or chips and is a popular snack food in the country (National Geographic, 2021).