Destination guide Cape Verde

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EATING OUT
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THERE IS AN INCREASING NUMBER OF RESTAURANTS AND CAFES
ON THE ISLANDS. MOST OF THE DISHES OF CAPE VERDEAN ARE
BASED ON THE PORTUGUESE CUISINE. BUT THERE ARE ALSO
SOME UNIQUE MEALS OF CAPE VERDE.

TYPICAL MEAL
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CACHUPA (A MESS OF MAIZE AND BEANS), PASTEL COM DIABLO DENTRO
(PASTRY WITH THE DEVIL INSIDE), BANANAS ENROLADAS ((BANANAS
WRAPPED IN PASTRY AND DEEP FRIED), MANGA DE CONSERVA (AN
UNSWEETENED CHUTNEY-LIKE CONCOCTION). FRUITS INCLUDE MANGOES
BANANAS, PAPAYAS, GOIABAS (GUAVAS), ZIMBRAO, TAMBARINAS,
MARMELOS, AZEDINHAS, TAMARAS AND COCOS.

TYPICAL DRINKS
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LOCAL BEER, WINE AND SPIRITS ARE COMMONLY AVAILABLE,
GROG IS A POPULAR CHOICE. SOUPS ARE ALSO POPULAR. ONE
OF THE MOST COMMON IS COLDO DE PEIXE (FISH STEW),
WHICH IS LOADED WITH VEGETABLES AND SPICES AND THICKENED
WITH MANIOC FLOUR. SOFT DRINKS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE BUT
THEY ARE TEND TO BE QUITE EXPENSIVE.
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