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.Continue Reading
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.Learn more about South America