What Are Some of the Main Foods in Guyana?


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Popular foods in Guyana include curries served with roti, or traditional East Indian flat bread; metamgee and pepperpot. These items are based around the staple foods of beans, cassava, rice and sweet potatoes, and reflect the diverse cultural influences present in Guyana.

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Like many Caribbean nations, Guyanese culture reflects a rich heritage that includes African, East Indian, Chinese, Portuguese and indigenous cultures.

Guyanese locals often prepare metamgee, a Creole stew that consists of dumplings made of corn flour, yams, cassava, okra and plantains served in a spicy coconut milk broth, as one of their three major meals. Pepperpot, another stew, includes meat and a sauce made with cinnamon, hot peppers and cassava root, and is popular for holiday meals.

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