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History: Find out how your favourite foods Waakye, Tuozaafi, and others got their names

Meals! Ghana is known for its scrumptious staples unique to diverse ethnic organizations national. We patronize our very own and it's miles glaring in many Ghanaian homes, the kind of dishes families prepare on a day by day basis.

each Ghanaian food has a name. at the same time as some names run through, others are named on a language basis.

nowadays, on our Ghana Month collection, we observe how some of our Ghanaian staple dishes came to endure the names they have today:


Waakye is a favourite dish for most people in Ghana. It’s typically taken as breakfast or lunch considering the beans factor of the meals. The meal is made from the aggregate of beans and rice that is typically followed through hot pepper sauce (shito), stew, gari, spaghetti or salad/coleslaw.

WaaKye is simply the truncated model of the word ‘Shinkafa da wake’ that is the Hausa phrase for rice and beans. through the years even though, it's been shortened and has now ended up recognised via the corrupted model of the ‘Wake’ that is beans.

Tuo Zaafi:

this is a Northern staple unique to the Ghanaians inside the Northern part of Ghana however eaten very an awful lot by way of Ghanaians national. it's miles made with maize or millet flour and water and usually eaten with ‘Ayoyo’ soup.

The name Tuo–Zaafi is a mixture of two Hausa phrases. ‘Tuo’ means cooked flour and Salafi means ‘hot’.

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This staple has several names. 

G)b3, y) k3 Gari, borbor amongst others, however the most popular is purple-red. it's far surely beans or beans stew with palm oil, gari and fried plantain.

The pink-purple call is derived from the shade of the palm oil and now and again the crimson-pepper used to prepare the meal, as well as the fried plantain.

relying on who's consuming, sometimes, vegetable oil is used and some protein; fish, meat, or eggs introduced.

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