Unforgettable Meal – ASHANTI FOOD in Kumasi, Ghana | Ultimate West African Food Tour!

Unforgettable Meal - ASHANTI FOOD in Kumasi, Ghana | Ultimate West African Food Tour!
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Thanks to Can Do Tours (http://www.candotours.com/) for arranging this amazing Ghanaian food experience for me.

From Cape Coast, Ghana, we drove inland to Kumasi, a major city in the central Ashanti Region of Ghana. I was excited to sample authentic Ashanti food, and to spend just a short time exploring Kumasi. The drive from Cape Coast took about 4 hours.

Fufu for Lunch – When we arrived, we were all quite hungry and so we stopped at a local chop bar (Ghanaian local food restaurant) for lunch. I’m not really sure of the name of this spot, or I don’t even think it really had a name written on it. But it was a popular neighborhood spot, especially known for their fufu – a West African staple food of pounded plantain and cassava. I had it along with a mix of palm nut soup and a variety of meats.
Fufu mix – 18 GHC ($3.80) per bowl

Ashanti Food Cooking in Kumasi, Ghana –
The main activity food activity of the day was meeting a host family and going to their home to cook and experience authentic Ashanti Ghanaian food. Before going home, we stopped at a local market in Kumasi to buy some vegetables, and some essentials for the cooking, especially taro leaves.

Kontomire stew – I didn’t really know what we’d be cooking, but learned it was a dish called kontomire stew, a stew made from fermented fish for flavor and mostly taro leaves (also called cocoyam in Ghana). The leaves were boiled and ground with garlic and spices, then doused in boiling palm nut oil to finish it. The dish was served with boiled green plantains and cocoyams that you could dip into the kontomire stew. It was also amazing to eat with avocado, and the highlight of my day was eating with the entire family.

This is the final video from this Ghana food and travel series! If you haven’t seen all 7 videos, at the full playlist here: https://goo.gl/9mWUGk

Thank you for watching this entire Ghana food and travel series. It was an amazing trip, tried and learned about so many delicious foods, and it was an honor to meet and interact with so many generous and friendly people.

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  1. This is the final video of this Ghana series. If you haven't watched all the videos, here's the full playlist: https://goo.gl/9mWUGk Thanks for watching. Kenya starts next! (If you're not already subscribed, click subscribe now, and also turn on your "bell" notifications so you get notified of the next video). See you on the next video!

  2. I would like to know how you can be skinny eating so much. It must be magical too … I love your program I'm Brazilian This program is my favorite.kisses

  3. I absolutely enjoyed watching this video. I am a Jamaican and I can relate to some of those ingredients. We use them in similar ways too. Growing up I remember using the mata for pounding and my grandma would dry the cassava to make bammy, which we eat with fried or steamed fish. That ripe pear (avocado), puts the icing on the cake. The family eating together showed so much intimacy especially the madam of the house showing how to eat the pear (avocado) with all that delicious goodness. ????????

  4. My husband and I will be in Ghana next month for the first time. So very exited to try the food. Thank you so much for these amazing videos of your experience!

  5. That young boy pounding foo foo is extremely strong!!! Good job !!! The Ghanaians are extremely polite and friendly there lovely people!!!

  6. I never understood why Africans Hindu's and Arabs dont like to form lines ?
    They would rather just bunch up in a chaotic pack and elbow each other for position as to whom is next….. Its stupid.
    I was waiting for a bus in Ghana and instead of forming a line, where the first there is the first on, they just formed an unruly pack…. I was so disgusted, I just took a damn taxi…
    Thank God I am an American, where there is usually at least a modicum of civility…
    I noticed that East Africans (Rwanda, etc) do like to form lines and they are very civil and humble…They usually wont form unruly mobs for service.

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