Madagascar’s cuisine has a reflection from the African, Arab and Indonesian peoples who have settled into this country. Madagascar has certain French influences that were found in the crops by the early French colonisers. Including vanilla, coffee, cloves and sugar cane. One of the traditional meals in Madagascar will usually contain one main dish of meat, poultry or fish with a side dish of vegetables accompanied by a bowl of ro (a mix of herbs, leaves and rice). Malagasy cuisine is known for being very flavourful even though it is being prepared in a simple manner without much spice. Malagasy cuisine is usually not hot or spicy.