5 underappreciated foods in Ghana

5 underappreciated foods in Ghana

When most people share photos and videos of food on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat or even on instant messaging platforms like Whatsapp, certain types of foods are almost always preferred.

Foods like fried rice, jollof, waakye, banku & tilapia, plantain & nkotomire and kenkey & fish always feature on pages of social media. But some foods are not always given that "respect".

YEN.com.gh, today, brings you a list of five of the most underappreciated foods in Ghana.

1. Kokonte, aka, "Face The Wall"

Kokonte is a legend among Ghana's foods. Made from dried cassava or yam, it is a delicacy in several countries in West Africa.

In Ghana, it has earned the name "Face the Wall" reportedly because of the way it looks. Also, when you visit many local "chop bars", people consume the meal facing a wall.

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It is food that is not publicly praised, but is enjoyed in the comfort of our homes.

2. Gari & beans (Yor k3 garri)

Reports indicate that when former president Jerry Rawlings was a struggling soldier in the late 70s, he used to credit gari and beans from a popular beans seller near the Osu Castle in Accra.

The beans seller, Mrs Veronica Egbo Afanu Amegashie, meant so much to Rawlings so much to Rawlings that when she died at the age of 88 in 2012, he attended her funeral at the Osu Cemetery to pay his final respects.

Like Rawlings, many Ghanaians do not joke with our gari and beans. However, it is a food that does not get enough respect.

3. Gari soakings

Gari soakings is a combination of gari, groundnuts, sugar and water. Milk can be added to make it even tastier.

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This meal has "saved" many lives because it can be put together for as little as two cedis or even less. But the appreciation level for it is very low.

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4. Roasted plantain and groundnut ( Kofi Brokeman)

It has earned the name "Kofi Brokeman" because of a funny perception that broke people mostly patronise it.

Many people, indeed, resort to it in the middle of the month when their funds are fast drying up. It costs three cedis or less to buy.

5. Koko and Koose

"Hausa" koko and koose is indeed a special food. Not only is it very delicious, it is also very affordable.

It is many people's recourse in very bad financial times. If you are broke and the koko seller doesn't come, you are finished.

Koko can also be enjoyed with bread.

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What other foods do you think are underappreciated in Ghana? Share your views with us in the comments section below.

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