Ghanaian food will always be top top! Today being Independence Day, we are celebrating 6 typical Ghanaian foods we absolutely cannot live without.
Fufu is the proud dish of the Akan people. It is a staple food across West Africa but for most people in Ghana, it is made by pounding a mixture of boiled cassava and plantains into a soft sticky paste to go along with different soups whether goat meat soup, chicken soup, groundnut soup and palm nut soup among others.
Kenkey is arguably coastal Ghana’s favourite staple. Cheap and cheerful, it pairs well with fried or grilled fish, shrimp, avocado, sardine, mackerel, fried eggs and the likes.
3. Banku and grilled tilapia
Banku is made up of fermented corn and cassava dough. The Tilapia is spiced and grilled and the the meal is paired with hot pepper.
4. Beans and plantain
This meal is very very filling! You can eat it and not eat anything else for the rest of the day. Red Red is easy to make at home but, for that authentic Ghanaian taste, it’s best to leave it to the “Daavi” vendors dotted all around cities across Ghana.
Did you really think we will finish this list without Waakye? Waakye with all the accoutrements; gari, spaghetti, salad, egg, wele, fish and meat. Best eaten early morning when it’s hot and with fingers.
I will never understand people who choose Nigerian jollof over Ghana’s. Ghanaian jollof is elite!
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