"Anything else to eat?" Top 5 Page for this destination Sudan Restaurant Tip by mafi_moya

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  Not sure what it was but it tasted nice!
by mafi_moya

When in Sudan you will eat lots of fuul - there's just no getting away from it! But there are other things to eat as well. Of course the best meals are to be found in people's homes - which I encourage you to try whenever you get the chance - but most of these following eats are available to buy on the street and in cafes:

Near the Nile, fish is also very popular. Freshly caught it's usually served fried, with bread and flavoured with salt and lemon. Thamiya (like falafel) are easily found too and represent one of Sudan's few vegetarian options. Schwarma kebabs are found everywhere - usually chicken and beef and served with chilli sauce called shotta, although it comes without the salad and extras that you might get in the Middle East.

Other common food includes: sijuk (mini beef sausages), kibda (liver), kisra (very thin, tasteless 'bread'), bammiya (okra/ladies fingers) and burgers. There are also regional specialities such as assida in El Obeid (although personally I'm not a fan of that particular one!) Sudanese cuisine hardly ranks up there with Thai and Italian, but it's better than expected, healthy, cheap and pretty tasty.

Favorite Dish: An old guy near my house made excellent thamiya (he had a crooked back because he'd spent most of his life bent over his frying pan) so I'd often buy a late-night paper cone full of them, then drown them in salt and vinegar - how very British!!!

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  • Updated Sep 6, 2004
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