Mozambique gastronomy benefits of both African and Portuguese influences. Specialties include piri-piri chicken (chicken with spicy chilli sauce), shellfish, calamari, lobsters and Delagoa prawns with piri-piri sauce, rice with matapa (ground peanut and cassava leave sauce), and wuza (maize porridge). The popular national dish is chicken with French fries (batatas fritas). Portuguese deserts are succulent and rich. Tropical fruits are widely available.
Mozambican beers are popular, as are South African wines, beers and ciders. Mozambique also counts with renowned breweries.
In Mozambique the seafood is always fresh and superb for a fantastic culinary voyage. The local cuisine is mainly Portuguese influenced.