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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. The Republic of the Congo is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa.

Pepper Goat Ramen Noodles

Just like the rest of the world, ramen noodles are a wildly popular recipe ingredient in Africa. 

The sapid favor of peppered goat meat mixed with ramen noodles is not your ordinary ramen noodle meal which makes this unique African hot ramen noodles stir fry recipe made with pepper goat a West African favorite meal.

Pepper Goat Ramen Noodles

Five main facts about goat meat.

1. The female goat is used in most recipes because the meat from female goats is tenderer.

2. Cabrito stands for meat from goat kids 4-8 weeks of age while Chevon is meat from an older goat weighing around 48-60 pounds or 6-9 months old at the time of butchery.

3. Goat meat is unique in flavor and palatability.

4. Goat meat is leaner than many other red meats and is usually less tender.

5. Cook your goat meat the same way you like your steak; rare, medium, well-done or anywhere in between.

Ramen Noodles with Peppered Goat Meat

Five Ramen Noodle Facts

The birthplace of instant noodles was in Osaka Ikeda, a city in Osaka Prefecture, Japan where there is a museum dedicated to ramen noodles.

In 1958, Momofuku Ando invented Chicken Ramen, the world's first instant ramen noodles.

The noodles in ramen noodles are made from wheat flour.

Ramen noodles are fried then dried before packaging.

Ramen noodles are a college staple, you can eat Ramen noodles 3 times a day for one semester and it will cost you around $2.73 per week a meal for 15 weeks totaling $40.95.


Ramen Noodle with Peppered Goat Meat

Hot Pepper Ramen Noodle with Peppered Goat Meat Dish


1 pound goat meat, diced in small pieces

2 red onions, diced

4 green onions, diced

2 teaspoons minced garlic

2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger

2 teaspoons sea salt

1 Maggie seasoning cube

20 ground hot peppers of your choice

Juice of one lemon

3 packages ramen noodles, seasoning packets saved for another recipe

2 cups vegetable broth

2 tablespoons vegetable oil


First, heat up the oil in large sauté pan. Use an electric coffee or spice grinder to pound the chili peppers into a hot paste. Marinate your goat meat with lemon juice, salt, Maggie cubes and ground hot peppers for 20 minutes in a large Ziploc bag. 

In your hot sauté pan fry minced garlic and ginger then add half the goat meat marinate. Cook the meat until it is nearly done, then remove it, and set it aside. 

Reheat the pan and add more oil if necessary, then repeat until all your goat meat is cooked the way you like, rare, medium, well-done or anywhere in between. 

In a boiling pot of water add the ramen noodles, cook 2 minutes then add noodles and broth to the sauté pan and cook one minute. Serve goat meat on top of your bed of noodle ramen.

Ramen noodles and goat meat are wildly popular recipe ingredients in Africa.

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Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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