Street food is serious business in Guinea. Upcountry, even in relatively large towns, it can be difficult to find something that can legitimately be described as a restaurant. Instead, grilled meats, called brochettes, and rice with sauce are everywhere. Brochettes comes in "town meat" and “"bush meat" variates - just make sure the bush meat isn't monkey. The sauce poured over the rice is either made from banana or cassava leaves, while a third option is "soup" - a thin meat broth. Both sauces and soups are spiced up with a healthy dose of chilli. In Fouta Djallon millet forms a welcome alternative to rice, but the east has the widest range of options. Potato salads, meatballs, fermented milk, and rice porridge are just some of the dishes on offer here. Usually sold by women carrying large plastic tubs. If desperate for "real" food, track down the classiest hotel in town, whose restaurant can usually rustle up some chicken or beef with fries.