7 dishes you need to try if you are truly Ghanaian

February 12, 2020 0 Comments

7 dishes you need to try if you are truly Ghanaian

Ghana is beautiful country blessed with so many unique meals. However, most natives from the country haven't enjoyed some of these unique meals. After research, the Hutwise team has put together 7 meals that you need to have tried if you are Ghanaian. 

1. Jollof rice

2. Waakye

This is also a rice dish. The recipe is mainly rice and beans. Waakye is one meal that will introduce you to a lot of Ghanaian flavours and spice. This is because the main dish is served with other sides such as fried plantain, gari (grated cassava), spaghetti and avocado.

3. Kenkey and fried fish

Kenkey is a corn-based staple, that is made by moulding fermented corn dough into balls and wrapping them around drying corn leaves, which are then boiled. Kenkey is served with hot pepper sauce, fried fish, octopus, crabs or any other seafood of your choice. This is delicacy of the Accra people.

4. Banku and tilapia

Banku is similar to kenkey. The difference is that cassava dough is added to the corn dough to make this meal. It is also not wrapped in a cornhusk. When you see fish being grilled on the streets it is often spiced tilapia. It complements banku, which is eaten with very hot pepper, diced tomatoes and onions. Banku is one of the main dishes of the people who live by the Ghanaian coast.

5.   Fufu and goat light soup

Fufu is made by pounding a mixture of boiled cassava and plantains into a soft sticky paste which is eaten with light soup. Even though many use cassava and plantain, one can use yam and other tuber crops for this dish.

6.   Tuo Zaafi

Tuo Zaafi is made by cooking corn dough and adding a little cassava. It is served with stew and nutritious herbs like ayoyo leaves.

7. Omo tuo