Liberian cuisine heavily incorporates rice, the country's staple food. Other ingredients include cassava, fish, bananas, citrus fruit, plantains, coconut, okra and sweet potatoes.[143] Heavy stews spiced with habanero and scotch bonnet chilies are popular and eaten with fufu.[144] Liberia also has a tradition of baking imported from the United States that is unique in West Africa.[145]

Although restaurants serving various cuisines from around the world can be found in Monrovia, traditional Liberian dishes

are, of course, more readily available:

Cassava Leaf & Rice: Sauce made from the leaf of cassava, served with palm oil and various meats and rice

Dry Rice & Fish: Rice mixed with Liberian vegetables and served with fried fish

Fufu: Pounded cassava, yam, plantain, usually accompanies traditional soups

Pepper Soup: Soup with Liberian vegetables and pepper

Palm Oil: Oil from the palm nuts, cooked in most Liberian dishes

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