Lunch is the biggest meal of the day. Many times this meal is a spicy fish and vegetable stew with rice. Tishtar
is also a common lunch. Coucous
is a common dinner meal. In some areas of Mauritania coucous
is known as lachiri
is a favorite drink, it is made from goat's milk, water and sugar. Another favorite drink is sweet Arab tea with mint.
Mauritanian food includes mechoui
lamb), dates, spiced fish and rice with vegetables, fish balls, dried
fish, dried meat and couscous. Consumption of alcohol is prohibited by
the Islamic faith.