Malagasy Cuisine: A Guide To What To Eat At Constance Tsarabanjina

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Located off the northwest coast of Madagascar, Constance Tsarabanjina is a haven of natural beauty and serenity. The island’s unique location and diverse ecosystem has allowed for a rich culinary culture to thrive influenced by an intricate fusion of African, European and Asian flavours. 

The Tsarabanjina Restaurant celebrates the rich food traditions of Madagascar with a menu that showcases the best of Malagsy cuisine. 

Read on to discover your guide to the cultural abundance behind Malagasy cuisine and highlight some of our favourite dishes you should try ready for your next trip to paradise at Constance Tsarabanjina.

Malagasy Dining: Coming Together 

Eating in Madagascar is a communal experience. It is common for families and friends to gather together around large platters of aromatic food. Sharing a meal is a way of bringing people closer and is the cornerstone of Malagasy culture. At the Tsarabanjina Restaurant guests can experience communal spirit firsthand with a menu designed for sharing.

At the heart of Malagasy cuisine is rice. Rice is the main ingredient in many dishes and can be accompanied by a variety of side dishes such as vegetables, meat and sauces.

At the Tsarabanjina Restaurant, a tasty must-try and hugely popular rice dish is Romazava. Romazava is a traditional stew expertly made with a delicate blend of meat and vegetables, flavoured with local spices and herbs and served with white rice. It is the national dish of Madagascar and a delicious and flavourful meal.

Constance Hotels Supporting Locals 

The Tsarabanjina Restaurant also celebrates local ingredients and supports local farmers and fishermen. The restaurant’s expert chefs work closely with local producers to source the freshest and most flavourful ingredients, ensuring each dish is of the highest quality. This commitment to sustainability and community is reflected in every aspect of the restaurant from menu to service.

Another must-try dish at the Tsarabanjina Restaurant is the Poached Madagascan Shrimp. This dish is a mouth-watering delicacy and highlights the island’s abundance of fresh seafood. The shrimp is poached in a flavourful broth including ginger, lemongrass and an artful balance of herbs and spices. Furthermore, it is then served with a tangy lime sauce that compliments and contrasts the sweetness of the shrimp perfectly.

Something for the Sweet Tooth

Finally for those with a sweet tooth, the Tsarabanjina Restaurant also offers a selection of traditional Malagasy desserts. Herbs and spices play a vital role in creating unique and flavourful desserts which reflect the island’s rich cultural landscape. From fragrant vanilla to spicy cinnamon and aromatic lemongrass these ingredients add a luxurious and exotic touch to any dish. 

Indeed, At Constance Tsarabanjina, guests can experience the fine-tuned pairing of these sweet spices and herbs firsthand, as the restaurant’s desserts are crafted with care and attention to detail. From indulgent vanilla-infused puddings to spiced cakes and ice creams, the desserts at Constance Tsarabanjina celebrate the sweet taste of Madagascar.

So come, sit back, and savour the tastes of authentic Malagasy cuisine at Constance Tsarabanjina. What will you be trying first?

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