Sunday, November 27, 2011
Giving up Obruni Foods
I have decided until I return to Obrunistan, and who knows when that will be, I am not going to eat any more White People foods. They are on the order of seven to eight times more expensive than African foods here. They are also not nearly as good. So I have been trying to eat a greater variety of Ghanaian foods and not just the red red and chicken, banku and tilapia, kenkey and fried fish, wakeye and chicken, fufu and goat, and jollof rice, chicken, and coleslaw that has made up most of my diet here for the last year. Last night I had tuo zaafi for the first time. Apparently it is porridge made out of some type of grain, either millet or sorghum I think. They served it with a brown soup with leaves in it and a red palm oil based broth and salmon. To be honest it was not my favorite, although the salmon in spicy palm oil part was pretty good. The next experiment went better. Today for lunch I finally had omo tuo or rice balls. They came in a combination of soups, one of which was quite spicy just like I like it, and with a piece of chicken. It was very good. I probably won't order the tuo zaafi a whole lot in the future. But, I will definitely be eating more omo tuo, especially since five rice balls only cost one cedi.