Welcome on board this culinary voyage transport, where we will cruise along the lovely bank of Western Africa and consume the kinds of this district wealthy in history and culture.

Food recounts a story, from the beginning of native food sources to the revelation of new universes and the combination of food sources from lands far away. We will investigate scrumptious native food varieties like beans, mixed greens, plantain, and cassava, and find permanent culinary impacts from the Americas, Asia, and Europe. All onboard!


Assuming you at any point travel to West Africa, this is an absolute necessity attempt. From Senegal, it is so great it has become famous all through West Africa, and there is no question why.

Chicken is marinated in mustard and lemon, then, at that point, gradually barbecued for a smoky flavor in a base of caramelized onions, garlic, and stews. You can likewise observe Yassa made with fish, and the outcomes are similarly flavorful.


The public dish of Senegal is additionally found in Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Mali, Mauritania and the Gambia. Ordinarily made utilizing a firm whitefish either smoked or new, Thieb, or Tiep, can likewise be made with meat (tip Zappa) or chicken (tip ganaar).

What recognizes Thieb is the scrumptious garlic parsley marinade/stuffing and zest called netetou, which adds a delectable umami flavor to the tomato, garlic and onion sauce. Different fixings incorporate vegetables like okra, eggplant and yam, and, typically, broken rice, as it is less expensive than 1st-grade rice.

It is served in an enormous dish with rice on the base and the fish stew on top and eaten commonly with the hands, or with a spoon on account of visiting visitors or companions. Divine!


One of the public dishes of Cameroon, ndole is a lovely mix of severe leaf greens, flavors, a ton of oil and protein through groundnuts, as well as the discretionary expansion of meat or fish. A rich and calorie-thick dish, it is generally found at gatherings and celebrations in Cameroon. Goodness Ndole!


From the Ivory Coast, Kedjenou is a delightfully zesty meat and vegetable stew frequently made with guinea fowl or chicken. Slow-cooked in a fixed earth pot with next to zero fluid, it is succulent, tasty and delicate to result in a dish.

It is shockingly simple to make, and definitely worth the pause! Presented with attire, aside from being produced using ground cassava with a surface like a couscous, this is a healthy dish with the flavor of high-end food.


There are (at times warmed) banters about the starting points of Jollof, yet it is for the most part known as a Nigerian creation, with varieties around Western Africa. To say it is a basic tomato rice dish is to undersell this delectable one-pot wonder.

With a scope of delightful flavors, vegetables and even meat assuming you wish, this dish can match some other tomato rice found all over the planet. There’s even a melody (Cuppy – Jollof On The Jet Ft. Rema and Rayvanny (Animation Video) – YouTube) with the verses “Pass the Jollof, the party Jollof; I can’t get enough… ” It’s valid!


Fufu is food produced using new or aged cassava, a staple in the district. The cassava is beat into flour, then, at that point, blended in with water and cooked overheat into a glue of differing surfaces relying upon the feast you are serving it with or your inclination.

You can track down forms of fufu all over Africa, obviously, it is smarter to follow contentions about whose. Yet, as a rule, any adaptation of this hot, bland glue eaten with your hands and plunged into your #1 sauce or stew is a joy that everybody ought to attempt.


A famous road food, alloco, as it is brought in the Ivory Coast, is just singed plantains. Yet, serve it with supper and it turns into a scrumptious side with a delectably hot stew sauce that welcomes every one of the flavors on the plate to life. Plantains are one more staple food around the area (so fortunate!), with adjoining nations having their own names and varieties for the singed treat.

Maafe (West African Peanut Stew)

Signifying ‘sauce’ in the Fula language, this delightful dish is enormously well known across West Africa with provincial varieties obviously, however continuously containing a delicious nut sauce (Peanut sensitivities? Sorry!) and some sort of meat, despite the fact that it can likewise be made vegetarian.

With layers of rich flavors from tomatoes, onions, garlic, ginger, spices, vegetables, stews, meat and peanuts, this notable dish can be presented with rice, couscous, fufu, or my top picks, yams or sweet potatoes. The blend of sweet, appetizing and hot is fire!

Egusi Soup

Varieties of this delectable soup can be tracked down all over West Africa, yet it is massively well known in Nigeria. What makes it extraordinary is the utilization of protein-and fat-rich melon seeds (egusi) from explicit plants, which are then evaporated and ground and utilized as a thickener.

Other than the seeds, water and oil, egusi soup normally contain mixed greens, for example, severe leaf or pumpkin leaf, palm oil, different vegetables like tomatoes and okra, flavors and meat.

In Nigeria, being a beachfront country, you frequently find egusi made with a determination of new stockfish or catfish, with ground crawfish for additional character. Assuming that you make it with meat, you can add cow offal for additional flavor and surface.

However, you lean toward it, consistently partake in your egusi with starch-like beat sweet potato or garri/eba (underneath). What’s more, assuming you eat it with your hands, it will taste far better!

Okra Soup/Stew

Native to West Africa, okra can be found in a wide assortment of dishes. This underrated and misinterpreted mallow plant packs cancer prevention agents, nutrients, minerals and fiber into its gooey little body.

Blended in with meat and fish as well as fish and afterward with beans, vegetables and flavors, this is a delightful dish no matter what your sentiments about okra.

Akara/Koose (Bean Fritter)

Gracious, indeed, dinners are incredible, yet we can’t neglect snacks. Furthermore, who doesn’t adore a squander? Acquainted with the remainder of West Africa from Nigeria, cowpeas are ground into flour, blended in with the oil, water and flavors, particularly bean stew, and broiled to a profound brown.

These light and feathery stew bombs are a typical cheap food and breakfast all through West Africa, and even as far abroad as Brazil and Cuba. Who says you can’t have snacks for breakfast?

Banga Soup

Palm-nut/natural product shows up on this rundown with banga soup or akwu. The formula requires a rich grouping of fish, fish, meat, salad greens, vegetables, flavors and flavors. Presented with a fufu or starch, the blend of flavors will make you go nutty for palm natural products.


Known for its medical advantages, garri is the flour produced using the cassava tuber. Famous in Nigeria and all through West Africa, garri (otherwise called eba) is broadly consumed because it is generally accessible and reasonable, and it very well may be consumed in an assortment of ways.

Blended in with different nuts, the grains can be eaten as a tidbit. Blended in with water or milk and sugar, it turns into a beverage or porridge. Cooked with boiling water, it is your most loved fufu or dumpling with any sort of soup or stew. A flexible staple that you can add your own spirit to!


The public dish of Cape Verde, catchup is the heavenly mélange of West African, Portuguese, Asian and South American impacts. It is a generous, protein-filled sluggish cooked stew produced using hominy, beans, staple starches, vegetables, flavors and meat like pork, frankfurter, or fish or fish.

It is universal to such an extent that every one of the nine islands has its own rendition, there are “rich (with meat)” and “poor (vegetables just)” forms, and you might actually transform extras into a heavenly warmed breakfast called Cachupa refogada with added eggs and hotdog. A generally excellent morning!