I’d like to introduce you to fufu, a delicious starchy Akan dish eaten mostly in Ghana. We’ll learn the Twi names of the ingredients and other items used in preparing the dish.
The word fufu comes from the Twi language.
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Fufu is made from boiled cassava, cocoyam, or unripe plantain which is pounded to a starchy pulp in a big wooden mortar with a long wooden pestle. The fufu is covered with a spicy soup usually in an earthenware bowl. The most common soups served with fufu are palmnut soup, groundnut soup or light soup. Palmnut soup is made with the nuts from the palm tree, groundnut soup is made from groundnuts, while light soup is made from vegetables. Soups served with fufu almost always contain either goat meat, grasscutter, chicken or fish.
In Ghana, you can buy fufu with any of the soups mentioned above from a lot of local restaurants called chop bars in any city or town.
Now let’s learn how to say the Twi names of the ingredients and other items bolded in the article.
If your pronunciations don’t quite sound like the native speaker’s, go over the words again until you get them right. I hope you enjoyed this short article. See you later for some more.
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