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Brochettes – the National Dish of Rwanda

Posted by on November 12, 2020

The Dish of Choice in Rwanda is Goat – Beef – Chicken – Pork – Brochettes

Brochettes – the National Dish of Rwanda – Meat on a Skewer with Green Peppers and Onions.


Brochettes - the National Dish of RwandaBrochettes – the National Dish of Rwanda.  Rwandans love their Goat – Beef – Chicken – Brochettes. While visiting Remarkable Rwanda, try it at least once while visiting Rwanda – you will become a convert quickly.  It has been said that “Brochettes define the Cuisine of Rwanda.”

In Rwanda – from Village bar to upmarket Restaurant, Brochettes will be on the Menu and halved potatoes, Fries, Roasted Bananas.

Brochettes – the National Dish of Rwanda – the meat on a skewer can be Goat, Beef, Chicken, Pork, or Fish.  You will even find vegetarian ones here or there.

You will not miss Brochettes in Rwanda, whether you are visiting a high-end Restaurant or a Corner Bar.  Some form of Rwandan Brochettes will appear on the menu.

Suppose there is such a thing as a National Food Obsession, a National Dish in Rwanda. None other than the renowned and tasty Brochette found everywhere in the Land of a Thousand Hills.


Rwandans love their Goat, Beef – Chicken – Brochettes – Goat being the Brochette of choice, followed by Beef, Pork, and in better restaurants, you can find chicken or even fish Brochettes.Brochettes - the National Dish of Rwanda

Brochettes are available anywhere, and one is told that the best Goat or Beef on a stick are those in the little bars with the big Primus beer sign outside.

You might have to wait up to an hour for your meal to arrive, but at the end of the day, it is satisfaction all around, and the price will be exactly right compared to a meal in an expensive restaurant.

Unlike in the West, in Rwanda, vegetarian brochettes are not often found, this is carnivore country, and goat is king here in Rwanda. Goat brochettes are the favorite, and as said, no matter what part of the Land of a Thousand Hills you are in, Brochettes will be on the menu and, of course, roasted over red-hot coals.

Uganda is known for its pork joints and muchomo.  Kenya, it home to Nyama Choma, roasted meat. In Rwanda, goat or beef brochettes are the nation’s favorite dish. Rwandans love their Roasted meat on a skewer mixed with vegetables or even pieces of liver.  Roasted potatoes, Bananas often accompany brochettes.

Brochettes are an affordable and tasty meal in Rwanda. Rwandans will add a bottle or two of Primus Beer as they savor the taste of their Brochettes, roasted potatoes, roasted Bananas, and in some cases, a salad.

When you visit Rwanda, you will often be asked, “have you tasted a brochette” yet?

At the very sight of a plate of Brochettes, Rwandans will start drooling with the joys of anticipation of eating Rwanda’s National Dish – Brochettes.

As a Visitor to Rwanda, you must try a goat, beef, chicken, or fish brochette; otherwise, you have not tasted the Rwandan Cuisine and National Dish of Choice.  Most visitors love brochettes and enjoy them as Rwandans do. One cannot just eat one brochette but at least a couple, add a Primus Beer and you are in Rwanda’s version of heaven…you want a bite of Rwanda – try a brochette in the land of a Thousand Hills.


Brochettes – the National Dish of Rwanda – try some- you will love them.