Aside from the white sand beaches that greets the many travelers to Nigeria, Ghana, Gabon and Cameroon, and beyond the high adventure and lofty peaks they offer, some tourists have come to seek out the colorful coalescence of cultures that these  African countries  boast of. But if they are looking for the enigmatic taste of African delicacy, then they are in luck. These destinations known for their fine-dining will ensure their taste buds are sated. 

Banku and tilapia

When you see fish being grilled on the streets of Accra, it is most likely to be tilapia, a delicacy among Ghanaians, who spice, then grill the succulent freshwater fish to perfection. It complements banku, a mix of fermented corn and cassava dough, served with very hot fresh pepper, diced fresh tomatoes and onions. Banku is one of the main dishes of the people who live by the Ghanaian coast.


Ndolé, a most popular dish in Cameroon you will find in nearly all ceremonies and banquets. Ask tourists what they most love about their stay in Cameroon, and this dish is sure to feature. Ndolé is a traditional dish of the Douala people of one of the coastal regions of Cameroon. It is a peanut-based stew made with ndolé leaves (also called bitter leaves), crayfish, beef, and spices. This is served with miondo (a starchy mixture of ground cassava tied up in banana or plantain leaves) 

Amala and Ewedu Soup

Ewedu soup is a Nigerian soup made with jute leaves, a type of leafy vegetable common in tropical and subtropical parts of the world. It is native to the Yoruba people of Nigeria, but also common in other parts of West, East, and North Africa.

Ewedu soup is commonly paired with amala but it can be eaten with other types of Nigerian swallow food like fufu, eba, or pounded yam. Amala is typically made with dried yam (amala isu) which gives it a brown color, but it can be made with cassava (amala lafun) or plantain (amala ogede) as well.

Ewedu soup can be served on its own, but it isn’t uncommon to find it served with other types of Nigerian stew as well like buka stew and/or gbegiri soup. As you can probably guess, the bowl of green soup below is ewedu soup.


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