The city boasts a large French expat population, which has resulted in one of Africa’s greatest ice cream parlors, a supermarket that offers foreign (mostly French) delicacies like as foie gras, and a fantastic Italian restaurant.
The cuisine of the Central African Republic is known as Centrafrican, and the Bangui main diet consists of cassava, rice, squash, pumpkins, and plantains eaten with a sauce and grilled meat. Gombo, often known as okra, is a popular vegetable. Peanut butter and peanuts are commonly utilized. Game, as well as the fish-based delicacies maboké and soussou, are popular. To make fufu, manioc flour is needed. In Bangui, there are three kinds of restaurants. Some restaurants specialize in foreign cuisine, such as ‘Relais des Chasses,’ ‘La Tentation,’ and ‘L’Escale,’ which provide French cuisine, and ‘Ali Baba’ and ‘Beyrouth,’ which serve Lebanese cuisine. There are several African eateries, including “Madame M’boka,” which is a local favorite. Bangui’s culinary culture is complemented by a variety of pubs and street food booths. Locally produced beer, palm wine, and banana wine are among the alcoholic drinks available. Ginger beer is a non-alcoholic beverage that is consumed.