GOOD EATS ON THE SPICE ISLAND
The food in Zanzibar is quite good. It is known as the spice island with exports of cloves, cardamon, tumeric, cinnamon, pepper, ginger, masala and vanilla. As a tropical island there is plenty of fresh fish, skinny chickens and mangos with unusual delicacies like jackfruit which is a taste cross between banana and pineapple. I went on a spice tour last weekend and viewed most of the spices along with tasting the hybrid jackfruit, fresh cocoa and coconut water from the husk.
There is a heavy Indian influence on the dishes so most restaurants offer rice pilau, tandoori chicken, and curry. The more popular shellfish are grilled with local masala spices. At the nightly market in Forodhani Park you can get 10 different fish kabobs, samosas, fried pancakes with chocolate and fresh sugar cane juice with ginger all for about $4 US. I probably eat there a few times a week. I have been told to eat at the stands with a lot of people. Traffic means tasty and safe for the stomach.