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Monday, July 3, 2017

THE MOST COMMON EATEN FOODS IN GHANA



 (YOU AND YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL DISH)

There are so many uncountable local dishes in Ghana. But here our interest is the commonly eaten on the streets of Ghana. Every one has his/her own favorite food. Some people like those with soup, whiles others like those with stew. Due to the fact that, the sort alcohol people take and the lots smoke that goes around need heavy food as replacement. By taking heavy food I mean, food that can be heavy on you, so that you become satisfy and can put you to sleep. Let’s see some of our local dishes. Starting from the one I like most.
1.    Emo –Tuo
This is made from boiled rice. It’s grind-ed to become soft, not to soft to be seen as rice water or something but made into balls. These are eaten with the soup of your choice. That brings in the issue of favorite.  Some people do like to eat it with groundnut soup, others to prefer eating it with palm nut soap. I would not eat it with any other soup other than palm nut soup. I don’t know about yours too.

2.    Fufuo
This local food is one of the most commonly eaten foods. Fufu, as others may call it. This is made from boiled cassava and boiled plantain. They are pound separately to the point that you feel it is ok, then they mix them together in a mortar whiles the pastel is used to pound until both are mixed accurately and edible. Now comes the turn of the soup to eat with. The favorite aspect of the food now comes in. You can eat fufuo/fufu with different types of soup. Deepening on what you like. The soup can light soap with goat, mutton, beef, fish, and Palm nut soup with crabs, snails or any game meat of your choice and not forgetting salted fish. It usually tastes good if you have boiled okro on top of the soup

3.    Banku
Another common eaten local food is Banku. This is one of heavy foods people do like most. It is made from maize dough. It needs hot water. So after boiling your water, the cassava dough is then put into the boiled water. Then it is mixed up with a special mortar for making banku. It is then put into balls. This came be eaten with okro stew or soup. You can also eat with palm nut soup or groundnut soup. It deepens on your favorite

4.    Abete3/Face the wall
This is almost the same as preparing banku. But here, it is cassava dough instead of maize dough. It can be eaten with your favorite soups such as ground nut soup, palm nut soup or if critical, some do eat it with light soup and see to it that there is plenty of okro in it. But I do not really know why they call it face the wall. Any idea why?

5.    Tuo-Zaafi
Tuo –Zaafi which also known in local language as De3 3hu. This means something that boils over and over again. You eat this with the boiled okro soup and a stew prepared from salmon fish, awaway3 and other ingredients. It goes with meat of all types such cow lungs, liver and others.

6.    Dokono/Kenkey
This is simply, maize dough fitted and package in a special leaf. It is also made into round balls before they boil it. You can eat it with shito, red pepper, slice onions and tomatoes. Having red fish and kahoro/wele will make you bite your finger.
7.    Ampesi ne Kontomire
This is simply boiled small plantains or yams. It can be cocoyam or cassava at a point in time. You go on to boil and mash your kontomire. You then pour your heated palm nut oil with onions in them on the kontomire stew. With your cooked salted fish on it, you are ready to go.

8.    Waakye
Lastly, this is Waakye.It one of the most common eaten local food found on the streets everywhere. This made from local red rice with beans. Not forgetting your gari, salad leaves, macroni, beans, and carrots. You then prepare your stew with meats, wele and any other type of fish. For instance, red fish