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What is Accra Pictures by Day and Night?

Accra is the capital of the small, West African country of Ghana, which achieved its independence in 1957 from its colonial master, the United Kingdom. It celebrated 50 years in 2007, and is projecting itself fast and furiously as "gateway to West Africa".

It's an exciting city, with its unique problems, but with it close to the Atlantic ocean, and many beaches, who can resist coming here?

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5 years of bringing readers insights into life in Ghana! Thank you!

Ghana Ports & Harbours Authority, TEMA

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Ordering Food in Accra was Never this much Fun!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Waiting for Kelewele (fried, ripe plantain with ginger) Accra

I know it's been a while, so you really will have to forgive me. The winding-down of the year is accompanied with a litany of things to be done, including preparing to end the year in style, and getting over-and-done with other work-related issues.

Back to this scene, which is a typical scene all across the country among itinerant vendors. Though this lady is more a non-itinerant one (in the sense that she can re-locate her stuff, rather than walking up and down the streets of Accra and through traffic), she continues to serve the purpose of offering food...even at the taxi rank of Accra Mall!!

In this specific case, kelewele (pronounced kay-lay-way-lay), which is, in essence, fried, ripe plantain (generally sweet), with ginger. You can occasionally take it with peanuts as a meal. Sometimes, people take it as dessert!

Either way, it's a very tasty snack, heavy on the oily side, but nonetheless, to-die-for!

labels: fried plantain, plantain, kelewele, Ghana food, Ghana snacks


Wanderlust said...

I have to comment because this post is food-related.
I love Kelewele...I am also too aware that it is potentially hazardous to my health, a deep-fried carb (does not get worse than that) but it's a one-a-week indulgence I allow myself - with some yam chips and shito. YUMMY!

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Joe said...

I'm afraid scanning through your blog is going to make me desperately miss Ghana! I was a visiting student (from California) at Legon in 1994-95, and visions like this remind me of our late-evening walks to get kelewele!

I just discovered your blog when doing a search for Papaye restaurant on Cantonments Road. Ah, the nostalgia.

I hope to get back to that beautiful country for a visit some day! Thanks for the photos.


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