In Nigeria Tuwo is a generic term for solid/swallow foods in Hausa language. Oji(millet) and Dawa(guinea-corn) is a porridge made by soaking and pounding the grain.
Shinkafa is the most popular Hausa Nigerien/Nigerian food as it is eaten everywhere. It is basically thick and solid rice pudding. It goes well with stew of meat and vegetables.
Couscous is a staple food in either Sahels and Saharas region. To eat Couscous in traditional way, pull off a small ball of mush with your fingers, form an indentation with your thumb and use it to scoop up tasty stews and other dishes.
Masala is a thick porridge made of maize meal. Here I post Masala with Miya (Nigerien tomato sauce) and Gombo (Okra sauce).
Many street vender offer grilled pegion. I think you must eat it in Niger. Crispy and Nice flavor.
It’s my favorite! Mil(grain) is already prepared as a ball shape and they solve into milk when we order it. Sometimes some of sugar is added. And sometimes it has ginger flavor. It is slightly sour because of lacto germ. Try it!
It may be resin of trees, and has a color like jewelry. It is too much sticky in the mouth and it’s not sweet. It is also medicines.
It is boiled kned which is made of beans and grains. They put red pepper, salt and oil. Much nicer taste than I had thought.
The name “Maka” is derived from Macaronni. They brend normal spaguetti and “C” type macaronni, put little bit curry powder or tomato sauce (depend). They serve it with Deguidegui (tomato stew).
It’s just sugarcane and sold in 20 to 30 cm length. It contain too rich of sugar, so that it is so sweet.
Lavan is famous frozen bevarage in Niger, Yoghrt taste.
There are lots of street vender for Salad. This is lettuce salad, nice taste with mayonnaise and vinegar.
Acheke is one of common food in west africa as it is cooked grained mackerelcassava root. I ate it with halicot (boiled beans), chopped onion, red pepper with salt and oil. Usually acheke is served with fried fish…