5 Best Ghanaian Local Dishes And Their Origin
The breakfast of champions,Filling and flavourful, it combines beans, rice, moist gari (ground cassava), stew and spaghetti (the only non-Ghanaian part of the dish). It is usually served with a choice of protein, so you can choose from fish, meat or boiled eggs. Kelewele (spiced plantain) and a vegetable salad are other extras that take Waakye to a whole new level.
Ghana is a beautiful African country with a pure and rich culture which makes us stand out in all we do. The interesting thing about this country is that anytime a topic is raised on the best tribes in the country, we turn to disagree with each other. However, when it comes to our local dishes, we forget our differences..
Some tribes are known for their meals from how effortlessly they prepare it, dish it out, and come out with something sumptuous. We have various ethnic groups from Akans, Ga’s, Ewe’s, and a number of them, however, I have been able to come up with the best ethnic groups with the best meal or better say, the ethnic groups who cook best in the country
Ga’s/ Ga Dangme’s
The Ga-Dangme’s are one ethnic group that lives primarily in the Greater Accra of Ghana. Ga’s are known for their very hot kenkey. Their kenkey has become a household food throughout Ghana and they prepare it best. Having a hot plate of kenkey with some hot pepper and fish, meat or egg definitely takes you to the moon. You never regret this meal and it is eaten at any time.
The Fante subgroup is mainly gathered in the central coastal region of Ghana, with some also in Ivory Coast. Fantes are known to prepare one of the best cooks for this meal. best heir Banku or ‘Etew’. With their banku it is served just as the Ga kenkey. They mostly prepare their banku with hot pepper and fish.
Ashanti, also known as Asante, are part of the Akan ethnic group and are native to the Ashanti Region of modern-day Ghana. Twi is spoken by over nine million Asante people as a first or second language.
Ashantis are known for their Fufu with Light soup, groundnut soup, or palm soup. They also have different soups like kontomire soup which there call it ‘abunuabunu’. They are also known for another favorite food which is ‘ampesi’. They prepare it with different kinds of stew. They eat with kontomire, garden eggs or tomato stew. The ampesi can be Yam, Cassava, Cocoyam, or plantain.
The Ewe people are an African ethnic group. The largest population of Ewe people is in Ghana with (3.3m) people, and the second largest population in Togo.
If you want to eat and lick your bowl or plate, try the hands of a Ewe lady. She will surprise you with ‘akple’ and hot pepper or okro stew. The Daavis don’t disappoint at all.
The North never disappoints with Waakye thus rice and beans and Tuozafi (TZ). Waakye is a supremely popular morning meal in Ghana but can be eaten throughout the day.
The food has traveled down to the Southern part of Ghana because of how delicious it is. Mostly on Sundays, most Ghanaians go to the joint where they sell this food to find some and eat. They call it Sunday special.