Food is one important thing we can’t just stop talking about; this is because food is one of the most essential part life. We eat to be alive, become active and more healthy.
We’ve discussed native and street foods of other African countries, and today, Ghana street food will be discussed.
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Ghana is a lovely country with lots of native foods, generally accepted and widely eaten in other west African countries. When you think street food, Ghana may not be the first place that comes to mind, but street food is just as vital here as it is in other African nations.
As a visitor, one should look out for these popular Ghana street foods, as its very tasty and always available on the streets of Ghana.
Chichinga, a kind of kebab typically made with beef, chicken or goat.
The kebab is dipped in a spice mix called suya spice, made with ground peanuts, pepper, ginger and other spices.
Chichinga is very one of the popular Ghana Street foods, you must taste! It is very tasty but peppery. Give it a try, when you see yourself in Accra.
Another street stall staple, waakye (pronounced “wa chi”) is often eaten for breakfast or lunch in Ghana. The dish is made with rice and beans and may be accompanied by sides like a spicy meat stew, fried fish, moist garri (grated cassava), spaghetti, boiled eggs, plantains, and vegetables. Food vendors serve waakye in clear, nylon bags, or more large leaves from plants.
3. Ghana Jollof Rice
Ghanaian jollof rice is a one-pot dish made with rice cooked in a tomato paste with other spices. The rice, with its distinctive orange color, is often served with chicken or beef. Don’t forget a bit of shito, a spicy condiment made with ground prawns, tomatoes, hot peppers, onions and spices in oil.
Red-red is a bean stew made from black-eyed peas that’s great for those who shy away from spicy food. It’s usually suitable for vegetarians, though sometimes fish or prawn sauce is included (be sure to ask!) The dish gets its name from the color produced by the red palm oil and tomato paste used in the stew. The fact is, no dish of red-red is complete without a side of fried plantains!
5. Banku and Tilapia
This is considered one of the most popular delicacy in Ghana and a favorite among locals. Banku is made from fermented corn and cassava, ground and shaped into large balls. It is usually paired with tilapia fish & shito (pepper & fish paste)
Kenkey is prepared from fermented ground white corn (maize). To prepare kenkey, the corn has to be ground first into flour and mixed with warm water, followed by fermentation (for two to three days). After fermentation, the dough is divided into two. One part of the fermented dough is partially cooked in a large pot of water for about ten minutes, stirring constantly and vigorously, after which it is combined with the remaining uncooked dough and mixed well. The dough mixture is divided into serving-sized pieces and wrapped tightly in banana leaves, cornhusks, or foil. The wrapped dough packets are placed on a wire rack above water in a large pot and allowed to boil and steam for one to three hours, depending on their size and thickness. The final product, kenkey is served with a sauce or any fish or meat dish.
Wrapped kenkey can stay fresh without refrigeration or heat for up to 2 weeks. Kenkey can also be served as a beverage by mashing and blending it with milk and sugar and then refrigerated. Ice kenkey is one of the most consumed beverages in Ghana.
Try out these tasty meals, once you’re in Ghana, revisit our page and drop a thank you!