10 Most popular Ghanaian foods you need to try

Ghanaian food

Ghana is known as a peaceful country in Africa and the best destination in Africa to visit due to its relationship with other countries and its friendliness. Aside from that Ghana is known for being the best place to eat healthy and nutritious food when it comes to African food one can eat and stay healthy.

In this article, xorlali.com is walking you through the top 10 10 Most popular Ghanaian food you need to try this year if you are a visitor coming to Ghana this year.

10 Most popular Ghanaian food you need to try

What is Ghana most popular food? Traditional Ghanaian food is prepared from our rich such as corn, beans, millet, plantains, and cassava. Below is the list of the top 10 traditional Ghanaian cuisines you need to try once you found yourself in Ghana.

What is Ghana national dish?

Fufu is Ghana’s national dish and also the favorite of the Asanti. Fufu is a combination of cassava and plantain pounded together, eaten with a locally made soup like light soup, groundnut soup, or palm nut soup. Most Ghanaians prefer eating this food in the evening for supper while few prefer it in the morning for breakfast.

1. Fufu

2. Akple

Another popular traditional Ghanaian dish is Akple which is the favorite of the ewes from Volta region. Akple is uncommon to other people thus makes it unique. It is prepared from corn flour boiled with hot water and stirred to make it solid. Ewes usually eat this food with okra and ‘agbavi’.

3. Ga kenkey

I guess you have already heard about the popular Ga kenkey which happens to be the favorite of the Gas found in Osu, Labadi, Chorkor, Teshie, Nungua and Mamprobi. These tribe is found in the greater Accra region of Ghana. Kenkey is one of the traditional Ghanaian cuisine patronize mostly when tourists visit Africa.

4. Etew

Wondering what food is Etew right? Well this happens to be another traditional Ghanaian cuisine prepared and enjoyed mostly by the fantes from the Central, Western and Western North regions of Ghana.This food is similar to banku just that, no cassava dough is added to it when preparing it. The typical Fanti man will never miss this food.

5. Tuo Zaafi

Another great meal you need to try is Tuo Zaafi’, popular known as TZ. Tuo Zaafi is prepared and enjoy mostly by the northerns and is best eaten with ‘Ayoyo’ soup. For the northern tribe in Ghana they use many herbs and leaves to prepare their food and TZ is an example.

6. Waakye

Waakye is another great traditional Ghanaian dish you need to try for it’s made from beans and rice. This Ghanaian food can be served with fried plantain, garri, spaghetti and avocado.

What is Ghana’s favorite food?

7. Banku and tilapia

Oh yes we now at everyone’s favorite meal, Banku and tilapia. Banku is basically a mixture of corn dough/flour mixed with cassava dough/flour. … Tilapia is a river fish that is a delicacy in Ghana. It can be used for stew, soups and also eaten by grilling, baking and frying.

8. Red-red

Red-red is part of traditional Ghanaian dishes you can enjoy whiles in Ghana. This local dish consists of cowpea beans boiled to make a broth, and it’s served with palm oil and soft fried plantains. It is one of the popular Ghanaian food that doesn’t use a lot of spice because the main taste comes from the ingredients it’s served with.

9. Omo tuo

Omo Tuo also called as or rice balls are another traditional Ghanaian food in Ghana. It comprises soft-boiled grains that are moulded into balls and served with a variety of soups, such as groundnut soup, palm nut.

10. Boiled yam or plantain with Kontomire stew

Ever tried our yam and Kontomire stew? Well if no then you missing out cause it made from healthy herbs and spices. The highly nutritious Kontomire stew is made from boiled tender cocoyam leaves, salted fish and boiled eggs, and goes perfectly with boiled yams, plantains and avocado.


What Ghanaians eat for breakfast?

Below is a list of Popular breakfast foods in Ghana

  • Hausa Koko and Koose. The meal which is mostly accompanied by Koose is something Ghanaians love to eat in the morning. …
  • Tom Brown. This is a combination of milled roasted corn and groundnut. …
  • Tea/Milo/Coffee. …
  • Beans And fried ripe plantain/rice. …
  • Koko with bread.


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