Malawi is spoilt for choice when it comes for choice of dining. ‘International’, Indian, Chinese or Ethiopian cuisines are on offer. However, until recently main hotels now offer traditional fare such asnsima (n'SHEE-ma) especially in the major cities of Mzuzu, Lilongwe and Blantyre.
Nsima is basically a type of thick porridge, rolled into balls with your hand and dipped into a variety of stews known as relishes(ndiwo), with green vegetables such as nkhwani (pumpkin leaves cooked with groundnut flour), nthumbwana (goats tripe wrapped in intestines – a great Malawi favourite, but an acquired taste) or a whole char-grilled chambo, the famous Lake Malawi tilapia.
NOTE: Some restaurants do not serve pork products to accommodate the Muslim population.Tipping is not compulsory but always enthusiastically received if you are happy with the service