Gabon food is basically famous for its locally produced fruits and vegetables, where the most popularly produced ones include bananas, pineapples, papayas, guavas, bushbutter, mangoes, coconut, avocado, eggplant, feed corn, bitter eggplant, peanuts, sugarcane, and plantains. Bush meat and fish, which are good sources of protein, are also popular food items in Gabon. Fish stews and meat are quite popular in Gabon, which is located in central West Africa. The cuisine of Gabon is also famous for palm wine, beer and alcohol, which are produced from locally grown sugarcane.
Also, it is a custom in Gabon to serve wine and food to ancestors during occasions where both women and men participate together in song and dance.
Cassava is used as a starch item in most of the recipes of Gabon, where it refers to a kind of tuber which has low nutrition content, but is quite filling. The young leaves of cassava are used in the form of vegetable.
Restaurants offering only Gabonese food rarely exist in Gabon; however, there are a few establishments which offer a blend of both Gabonese food and foods of other cuisines.