In the rural areas of Rwanda, food is very similar to that in other East African countries. Popular meats include tilapia (Nile perch), goat, chicken and beef brochettes, though the bulk of most meals are centred on ugali (maize meal) and matoke (cooked plantains). In the cities, however, Rwanda’s French roots are evident in the plat du jour (plate of the day), which is usually excellently prepared Continental-inspired cuisine.

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The following price ranges refer to a main course.

$ less than RFr4000 (US$5)

$$ RFr4000–RFr8000 (US$5–US$10)

$$$ more than RFr8000 (US$10)