Tapuca

Ivory Coast food
Tapuca is a hot and sugary drink that usually contains little balls of starch of tapioca and condensed milk.

Foutou banani, Sauce arachide

Ivory Coast food
“Foutou” (pronunciation is like “foot”) is a dish popular in Akan countries including Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. It comes in the form of a ball made ​​from dense cassava, plantain or yam and is eaten with a sauce on the side. Here I post “Foutou banani” (pounded yam and plantain) and “Sauce arachide” (peanut stew).

Foutou banani, Sauce gombo

Ivory Coast food
“Foutou” (pronunciation is like “foot”) is a dish popular in Akan countries including Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. It comes in the form of a ball made ​​from dense cassava, plantain or yam and is eaten with a sauce on the side. Here I post “Foutou banani” (pounded yam and plantain) and “Sauce gombo” (ladyfinger stew). Ladyfinger is chopped and it makes the soup a bit “slimy” and viscous.

Foutou yam, Sauce aubergine

Ivory Coast food
“Foutou” (pronunciation is like “foot”) is a dish popular in Akan countries including Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. It comes in the form of a ball made ​​from dense cassava, plantain or yam and is eaten with a sauce on the side. Here I post “Foutou yam” (pounded yam) and “Sauce aubergine” (eggplant stew). Eggplant is mashed and broken up in the stew.

Foutou banani, Sauce graine

Ivory Coast food
“Foutou” (pronunciation is like “foot”) is a dish popular in Akan countries including Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. It comes in the form of a ball made ​​from dense cassava, plantain or yam and is eaten with a sauce on the side. Here I post “Foutou banani” (pounded yam and plantain) and “Sauce graine” (literally “sauce of seed”) which is made from palmnut.

Patato

Ivory coast food
Sweet potato leaf is chopped and simmerd as well as Cassava leaf. I’ve now realized that almost all people in West and Central African countries cook this sauce/stew.

Igname

Ivory coast food
Igname(sometimes called like “Nyom”) is Yam which is major crop and might be eaten by every tribe in Coastal areas in west Africa include Ivory coast(Côte d’Ivoire). Today fried Igname is one of favorite dish served often in Maquis(local restaurant).

Dégué

Ivory coast food
Bambara and around people eat Dégué which is mentioned as “millet gruel(porridge) mixed with curds, yogurt and honey”. Street vendors sell it with ice. It was so delicious.

Plakali

Ivory coast food
Plakali or Placali is a traditional Ivorian starchy and sticky food made from cassava that are steamed and pounded. Plakali sometimes tastes sour since Cassava root is fermented bofore cooking.

Attiéké

Ivory Coast food
Attiéké is an exclusive healthy and delicious cassava couscous. This wonderful national dish eaten in Ivory Coast is not traditional food but today it is spreading out to surrounded countries such as Guinea. Attiéké is made from cassava root with processing of fermentation. It is often accompanied with tomato, onion, fried fish and pili-pili (chilli sauce).