Visitors to Ghana should not be surprised if they fall in love with the local food. There are some tasty dishes available, and it is highly recommended that people experiment a little during their stay. Ghanaian cuisine is also much cheaper to buy than western food. Each of the different regions of Ghana has their own local dishes, so trying the different cuisines can be a nice way to learn more about each area.
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Fufu is not only popular in Ghana but also other countries in western and northern Africa. It is a thick paste and is made from yams and plantains. It is commonly eaten by moulding it into the shape of a ball and dipping it into sauce. It is also possible to eat fufu with soup or just by itself – although it can taste a bit bland without an accompaniment.
Kebabs are a very popular type of meal in Ghana and these can be made from pork, goat, guinea fowl, or beef. It is common to eat these kebabs with some rice. It is a cheap and filling meal that is ready to eat when you buy from a stall.
Fante dorkunu is a type of fish soup that is very popular in the central part of the country. This soup contains stewed palm oil, which gives it a very distinctive taste.
Palm wine is one of the most popular alcoholic beverages in Ghana; it is made from the sap of the palm tree. There is also a type of ‘beery’ drink made from fermented maize. There are also plenty of non-alcoholic fruit drinks available as well.