Commonly eaten foods in Mali include rice, mullet, fish, meat and vegetables. Malians often drink a specialty juice called djablani, which is made from ginger, hibiscus or baobab fruit.
Mali is an Islamic country. Most of the population lives in the southern half of the country and they eat a variety of different foods. For breakfast, bouille is a popular dish which is sweet and similar to rice pudding. Porridge is another popular dish and it is mixed with different things, depending on the meal. Fonio is a popular African grain that can be served with the most easily caught fish in Mali, the capitaine fish. This fish is typically prepared over an open fire.