<< back to user content in Senegal

Bissap (hibiscus juice)
Submitted by lsr
Le Point E
Ave. Birago Diop & Rue G, Point E, Dakar, Senegal

Sweet and tangy bissap is one of Senegal's handful of wonderful local-fruit juices, made from the dried red flowers of the hibiscus plant. You'll see it in every market and on nearly every Senegalese restaurant in town, alongside other juices like gingembre (ginger) and bouye (baobab fruit). Best to ask for no ice ("sans glace").