Ndolé is a dish in Cameroon
Maize is a staple food in Cameroon
Location of Cameroon

Cameroonian cuisine is one of the most varied in Africa due to Cameroon's location on the crossroads between the north, west, and center of the continent; the diversity in ethnicity with mixture ranging from Bantus, Semi-bantus and Shuwa Arabs, as well as the influence of German, French and English colonialization.


The soil of most of the country is very fertile and a wide variety of vegetables and fruits, both domestic and imported species, are grown. These include:


Traditional dishes served at Ebogo in the Centre Region

Among Cameroonian specialties are:

This is a Cameroonian meal made up of Kwacoco—cocoyams (taro) grated and steamed in banana leaves, and the Banga Soup - soup made out of fresh palm nuts. It is a native dish of the Bakweri people. Specialty from the Southwest region.

It is vegetable soup made up of finely shredded leaves of the eru. The eru is cooked with waterleaf or spinach, palm oil, crayfish, and either smoked fish, cow skin (kanda) or beef. normally eaten with Water fufu (cassava); It is a native dish of the Manyu people. Specialty from the Southwest region.

Ndolè with meat, morrue and shrimp
Achu Soup with Taro and ox skin
Mbongo'o tjobi and banana plantain

Curries, soups and fish dishes abound, as well as meats on skewers. Insects are eaten in some parts of the country (particularly the forested regions).

See also


  1. ^ Kouega, Jean-Paul (November 26, 2007). A Dictionary of Cameroon English Usage. Peter Lang. ISBN 9783039110278 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Planet, Lonely; Ham, Anthony; Grosberg, Michael; Luckham, Nana; Maric, Vesna; Ranger, Helen; Sieg, Caroline; Smith, Helena; Louis, Regis St; Stiles, Paul; Butler, Stuart (September 1, 2017). Lonely Planet West Africa. Lonely Planet. ISBN 9781787012462 – via Google Books.
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  4. ^ Loh, Choves (January 31, 2018). "Cameroon: Laikom - the Bedrock of Kom Culture". allAfrica.com.