Bayelsa people have a very rich cuisine. There are ceremonial dishes, normal day to day delicacies and traditional snacks. Indeed, the people of Bayelsa and the Ijaw people in general have many foods and delicacies that are localised, but also very much relished by other parts of the country. For instance, the popular boli and fish, which is mainly roasted plantain, ripe or unripe, served with barbequed fish in palm oil peppered stew is said to be indigenous to the Ijaw people, though fast becoming accepted nationally among many other Foods.