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500 - African

The African food-type category is a top level category that represents Places where food or beverages are purchased or served.

This category contains the following level 2 categories:
  • African
  • Egyptian
  • Ethiopian
  • Moroccan
  • North African
  • Seychellois
  • South African
Category ID Food Type Description
500-000 African Food that represents the unique culture and flavor of Africa. This food type represents any restaurant that serves food from African countries such as South Africa, Ethiopia, Egypt if a more specific food type is not available.
501-000 Moroccan Food that represents the unique culture and flavor of Morocco. This food type is generally a mix of Arab, Berber, Moorish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean African, Iberian and Jewish influences. It is characterized by an extensive use of spices on dishes consisting of fruit, vegetables, and meats.
502-000 Egyptian Food that represents the unique culture and flavor of Egypt. This food type is based on the tradition of Egyptian culture with legumes and vegetables being the main staples. Popular Egyptian dishes include Kushari, Eish Masri, Kharshuf Matbukh and Zlabia.
503-000 Ethiopian Food that represents the unique culture and flavor of Ethiopia. This food type consists of spicy vegetable and meat dishes, usually in the form of a thick stew served on top of a sourdough flatbread. Typical ingredients include spices such as berber and niter kibbeh. Popular Ethiopian dishes include Alicha and Kay Wat.
504-000 Seychellois Food that represents the unique culture and flavor of Seychellois. The country's cuisine has been influenced by African, British, French, Indian and Chinese cuisines. The use of spices such as ginger, lemongrass, coriander and tamarind are a significant component. Staple foods include many fish, seafood and shellfish dishes, often accompanied with rice. Fish dishes are cooked in myriad ways, such as steamed, grilled, wrapped in banana leaves, baked, salted and smoked. Curry dishes with rice are also a significant.
505-000 South African Food that represents the unique culture and flavor of South Africa. This food type represents restaurants that serve food from South Africa. The cuisine, sometimes called 'rainbow cuisine' can be generalized as cookery practiced by indigenous people of Africa, or cookery that emerged from European people of Dutch, German, French, Italian, Greek and British. It possesses many characteristics of Indonesia and Portuguese Mozambique cooking styles. Popular dishes include Biltong, Grilled game, Sosaties, Bobotie and Boerewors.
506-000 North African Food that represents the unique culture and flavor of North Africa. This food type represents restaurants that serve food from the countries of Algeria, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia. The most common staple foods are meat, seafood, goat, lamb, beef, dates, almonds, olives, various vegetables and fruit. Most dishes are spiced, especially with cumin, ginger, paprika, cinnamon and saffron. Fresh peppermint, parsley, or coriander are also very common. Popular dishes include Couscous, Pastilla and The Tajine.