Five Foods Ghanaians cannot live without

Five Foods Ghanaians cannot live without

Ghana with its many different ethnic groups, each with their own culture and tradition is a haven for many different delicacies. These foods, each unique in their own way have become a central part of the daily menu of Ghanaians.

1. Kelewele.

Five Foods Ghanaians cannot live without

Best eaten with peanuts or as a side with rice meals

Kelewele is a very popular Ghanaian food made of fried plantains seasoned with spices. It can be eaten alone as a snack with peanuts or paired with a rice dish. In Accra, you mainly find Kelewele vendors at night and some have become quite popular among patrons especially in Osu and Labone.

2. Waakye.

Five Foods Ghanaians cannot live without

Waakye is a Ghanaian dish of cooked rice and beans. It is usually eaten as a breakfast or lunch meal, and sometimes for supper. A typical Waakye meal consists of cooked rice and beans, cooked spaghetti  and Gari (often soften with oil from the stew) with tomato stew, black pepper sauce, boiled eggs, fried fish/cooked meat, Wele (cooked-down cow hide) and a bit of vegetable salad (usually cabbage, onions, and lettuce.) It is so popular that a Twitter hashtag #WaakyeWednesday was created for it.

3. Jollof. 

Five Foods Ghanaians cannot live without

This a meal that is so popular and appreciated, it even started wars on social media. Jollof is a dish prepared with rice, tomatoes, onions and spices. There are optional ingredients such as vegetables,meat or fish can be added in the preparation. It is a meal that can be found in almost every restaurant and Chop Bar. It is usually eaten as lunch or supper.

4. Kenkey.

Five Foods Ghanaians cannot live without

Kenkey is a popular local dish found especially in Accra and can be described as a staple dish for many Ghanaians. It is mostly eaten with red or black pepper sauce, fried fish or chicken. It is usually eaten as breakfast, lunch or supper. Kenkey is also turned into a snack when mashed with water, with added sugar, milk, and peanuts.

5. Fufu.

Five Foods Ghanaians cannot live without

Fufu is a staple food with deep roots in Ghana's history. Often prepared with cooked cassava and cooked unripe plantain, it is the main meal in every Chop Bar. Fufu is also prepared with boiled yams, cocoyams and cassava without adding the plantain. It is a healthy dish and is eaten mainly as lunch or supper. It is mostly popular on Sundays in most Ghanaian homes and drinking pubs.

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