Senegal: Senegalese Food Recap

With a short time in Dakar, we still managed to try truly authentic local Senegalese dishes, including Thiéboudiene, Yassa, and Soup kandia. Thiéboudiene is the national dish of Senegal , a combo of fish and rice. The dishes are an acquired taste as they include fish base and then a lot of sauce-like ingredients that don’t always appear too appetizing. French influence to dish preparation and presentation is also felt, especially at breakfast with croissants and baguette with butter and jam. And if you want to try the fresh shellfish – head to the Plage de la Pointe des Almadies – from oysters to clams to sea urchins.