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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Africa's 10 Favorite Food Dishes

Have you tasted dessert hertzoggies or Egusi Stew? From Cameroon Smoked Bonga Fish Stew to Bunny Chow, these are just a few of Africa’s top ten superb traditional foods.


Africa's 10 Favorite Food Dishes 

Africa's 10 Favorite Food Dishes


Senegal Soupou Kandia Seafood Okra Soup

Soupou Kandia is an African Seafood Okra Soup West African recipe. Families have lived off seafood from the Atlantic Ocean for generations in Senegal. Senegalese fish from pirogues or canoes made from hollowed tree trunks or from the shore with nets and poles.

Chadian Steamed Honey Cassava Buns

Chadian steamed honey cassava bun recipe has as many variations as to the fillings and the preparations. A tasty filling of sweet honey to compliment the delicate soft steamed buns.

Frikkadelle Afrikaner Meatballs

South African Frikkadelle is an Afrikaner dish of meatballs that is quick to make and eaten with a side of fried potatoes. Afrikaner recipes are prominent in the rainbow cooking, rainbow nation of South Africa.


Akara Fried Black Eyed Peas

Akara fried black eyed peas African recipe are a popular street food in Nigeria. Nigeria is not only the cellular phone capital of Africa but also famous for rich, delicious Akara recipes.


Yam Porridge

Igbo New Yam Festival or iri ji ohuru is the celebration of yams with dancing, music and every imaginable dish made with yams. One such dish is a delicious yam porridge recipe.


Africa's 10 Favorite Food Dishes


Cameroon Smoked Bonga Fish Stew

Cameroon in West Africa, bonga fish is a popular fish to use in recipes, bonga is usually smoked with lots of fresh vegetables.


Bunny Chow
Traditional bunny chow or bunny if you are in Durban in South Africa where the dish originated is made with mutton, chicken, beans, curry and vegetables. Bunny Chow is made to be eaten with your hands. 


Sierra Leone Smoked Fish Egusi Stew

Flavorful and nutritious Egusi seeds are used to season and thicken vegetable soups and stews. Egusi soup is traditionally served with a side of starchy fufu, used as a scoop to eat the dish or serve over rice.

Abenkwan Ghanaian Seafood Stew

Abenkwan is a hearty traditional Ghanaian stew filled with fish, shrimp, garden eggs (eggplants) and palm oil.


South African Strawberry Tart Hertzoggies

A classic South African dessert is Hertzoggies that are sweet and delicious tartlets filled with strawberry jam and decadent coconut topped with baked meringue.
South African Strawberry Tart Hertzoggies



Africa's 10 favorite food dishes, there is no better way to understand the culture of Africa than through food. From such an enormous continent different styles of cooking, diverse flavors, textures and ingredients, our top ten African food recipes does not begin to scratch the surface of African cooking but, it is a delicious start!

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