One of the oldest kitchen gadgets in most ghanaian homes are the 'asanka' or 'ayowa'. However no matter how old it gets we will need to change them once in a while. You should be mindful of what you buy from the roadside as 'asanka'.
This is the third article I am writing about the English names of things we use everyday that we don't know about.Let me take you through some of the things we learnt in the last two articles. These are some of the things we learnt in the last two articles : (1)"Alansa " - its English name is African star fruit (2)"Abrofo nkate3" - its English name is tropical almond. It's also known as Indian-almond. (3)"Asanka"-its English name is earthenware bowl In this new article, we are going to learn about other things
Basically, it has never crossed your mind to ask for the accepted names for some of the local things around you. Everything has each a local name and an English name that is accepted worldwide. One interesting fact i s that, these local apparatus or cooking utensils or products each has a special name with respect to a specific tribe of people. Thus, a name is given to these items that is accepted and can be used worldwide. In this article, we would be discussing the general and accepted name for some local
Some people call it the local blender others call it earthenware bowl, but I choose to call it the traditional grinding bowl or better in our local parlance ‘ Asanka ’ or ‘ Apotoyewa ’. This traditional artefact, which is normally made with dug clay and low fire usually comes with a wooden pestle called ‘ Tapoli ’. It used in various Ghanaian homes and in some other African countries for grinding food and ingredient, spices and sometimes for cooking. The ‘ Asanka ’ as it is commonly known in
Tradition for of grinding instrument is making waves all over the world. It is suprising to know that "Asanka" is also utilized in the Western world. Local grinding bowl is useful in the grinding of stuffs Luke tomatoes, garden eggs, okra, pepper and others as it is an alternative to the electric blender. Food sellers also make use of it as locally manufactured bowl. Ghanaian locally call it by a local name ‘Asanka’. The traditional local earthenware bowl is a clay moulded bowl made of dug clay and norm
In these article you will know the things you can only purchase in Ghana here that makes us unique from other countries. Here are the things Please like,share and follow for more entertaining the interesting fact about GH. 1. Bolgatanga basket. Basket woven by men of Frafra tribe in the not northern town of Bolgatanga , these colourful basket can be used as large standing laundry basket, shopping basket and smaller handbags.