We're excited to welcome back Gladys Opoku for another taste of Ghana!
KOOSÉ with MAKO
Black-eyed pea fritters are popular snacks, often served with tea at breakfast. Black-eyed peas are blended with onions, garlic, scallions and spices and then fried. Served with fresh mako, a spicy pepper sauce made with fresh tomato, onion and chili. Vegan and Gluten-free.
Foto (prounounced “fotor”) means mash-up or mix together. In this popular dish, fermented grated cassava (gari) mixed with stewed tomatoes, onions, garlics, herbs and spices. With a texture similar to couscous, Gari Foto is traditionally eaten with your hands. Vegan and Gluten-free.
NKATENKWAN with OMO TUO
Peanut butter and tomatoes lend a rich and creamy backdrop to this simple, hearty Ghanaian chicken stew, known as groundnut soup. Inside you’ll find a omo tuo, a Ghanian rice ball made by cooking very soft, glutinous rice, then pounding or rolling the rice into sticky balls. Gladys’s rice balls are green from spinach, basil and cilantro. Gluten-free. Vegan Groundnut Soup available. Please let us know if you need a nut-free soup.
These Ghanaian doughnuts are both a popular street food and a breakfast item. Many African countries have their own version like puff-puff in Nigeria and mikate in Congo. Vegan. Gluten-free dessert available.
With it’s digestive properties, this sweet and zesty ginger tea is the perfect finish to your meal. The ubiquitous home-made West African ginger drink can be served hot or cold (we’re serving it hot!) Vegan and Gluten-free.