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Tastes of Ghana: Typical Ghanian Foods

After spending a month in Ghana, I got to try a lot of the local fare that the region had to offer:
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Abru Ne Nkatea- popcorn kernels and nuts simmered with sugar

             
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Banku and Tilapia- banku is made from maize and has a very gummy feel (no need to chew!); the fish is eaten by pulling back the skin and removing chunks of meat from inside (make sure to pick out the bones!)

               
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Foo Foo with Chicken in Ground Nut Soup- like banku, foo foo has a gummy feel and does not need to be chewed, however, it is made from caserva instead of maize, leaving it a bit flavorless; brown nut soup was my favorite Ghanaian food because it was oily and spicy (it’s best with a rice ball!)

         
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Roasted Maize- corn on the cob but instead of being salty it has a sweeter, sugary flavor like kettle corn

           
 
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Evo- a fruit that has a mushy inside with a fizzy kick to it like eating candy flavored root-beer

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Evo- the inside!

                               

About Jessie Festa

Jessie Festa is an New York-based travel content creator who is passionate about empowering her audience to experience new places and live a life of adventure. She is the founder of the solo female travel blog, Jessie on a Journey, and is editor-in-chief of Epicure & Culture, an online conscious tourism magazine. Along with writing, Jessie is a professional photographer and is the owner of NYC Photo Journeys, which offers New York photo tours, photo shoots, and wedding photography. Her work has appeared in publications like USA Today, CNN, Business Insider, Thrillist, and WestJet Magazine.

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