Food, Travel

Eating my way through Ghana

November 26, 2017

Hi friend,

Have you had something to eat? Can I advise that you do that before you read this post?

OK?

Let’s get into it.

What is travel without food? What is experiencing a new place without tasting it… literally. For me and most people, food is a big part of travelling, we want to explore the local delicacies (I hate this word hahaha), get a sense of staples and spins on continental and international dishes. Food is a great way to get into the culture of a place, from street food, to fast food and fine dining, each sphere has a story to tell.

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All the above held true for Ghana. Accra did not disappoint, we ate well! There were so many nice places to visit. I also loved that their local beer “Club” was available everywhere and on tap! I’m not even a beer person but I found that pretty impressive. The variety was great, we ate Ghanaian food, Mexican, Tex-Mex, Chinese, American, Pilipino and continental. A real treat.

I particularly found service to be great at most places and the quality of food to be really good. We ate so many good things, I’ll just let the photos speak.

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In terms of Ghanian food, Waakye was my absolute favourite, it rice and beans cooked in hibiscus leaves?  I love the flavours and the spicy sauce it came with.  I was surprised that it didn’t upset me, me and beans have been enemies post-whole30.

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I also fell in love with Shitor ( a spicy pepper sauce) I put it on everything!

Allow me to commit the ultimate traitor act… Ghanian Jollof was pretty darn good! We ordered it from a woman selling it from coolers into leaves at a bus park, to make sure we were really getting the most authentic version, got the works, fried meat + boiled egg, no games here. It was really tasty. The rice is different, quite fragrant, I think it’s some type of Jasmine(?) and the texture is also different as a result of this. It also wasn’t as spicy as I’m used to, but I cleared my plate! So yeah that debate is  just that, a debate. It’s different, but different good.

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These profiteroles were to die for, airy and filled with the most delicious custard cream. Orgasmic.

Accra + Food? On point!

If you liked this post, you’ll probably like my Eating my way through Thailand post from some years ago, this eating as a way of exploring new places didn’t start today 😉

Ps- So glad to be blogging again.

Love always,

Sabirah

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2 Comments

  • Reply Adetola November 28, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Wowwww, I should have taken your advice when you said we should have something to eat before reading 😂😂

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  • Reply An Afrikan Butterfly December 3, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Somebody had a great time in my country!
    Lovely lovely ^__^
    Ghana jollof IS good. Jollof wars are just bants. As you observed, the only thing different (apart from them not having our smoky party rice) is the kind of rice they use. I personally couldn’t and can’t still stand jasmine rice, but basmati though? I’m in there. These days, I only enjoy the “Nigerian jollof” cooked by other people. Ours is a much longer process IMO that isn’t quite as sexy anymore since I learnt to work with basmati.

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