Nigeria, Ghana 10 dishes both countries have in common

With foods like Akara, suya, fufu and a whole lot more, you can be sure to feel at home on one of your visits to Ghana.

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Apparently, Nigerians and Ghanaians are more alike than we thought.

From the style of music, lifestyle, culture and of course food, both countries share a lot in common.

Speaking about food, even though, different names are attached to these foods, their preparation, raw ingredients and taste in some cases are similar.

So, you can totally feel at home with your choice of food the next time you find yourself in Ghana

Here are 10 Ghanaian foods similar to Nigerians.

1. Suya (Khebab)

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While Nigerians call it suya, Ghanaians call theirs chichinga. Whichever way it is being referred to, they both mean roasted meat.

2. Ofada rice

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With only a few difference like the brown colour of waakye (Ghanaian ofada) being deeper than that of Nigerian, both types of native rice are eaten in green leaves and served with a special sauce.

3. Puff puff

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Puff puff is a common Nigerian street food which is equally common amongst Ghanaians.

Although Ghanaians call theirs Buff Loaf, it's typically the same pongy and fluffy snack made with flour,sugar, water and yeast.

4. Fried plantain

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While Nigerians referred to it as dodo, Ghanaians, as Korkor.

5. Bean cake

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Akara, in Nigeria, is similar to Koose in Ghana, which is a delicacy made from grinding peeled beans and then deep frying the mixture into balls.

6. Roasted plantain

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If we thought we were the only ones in the world who knew how to enjoy roasted plantain (boli), then, it's time to think twice. Kofi Brokeman (as referred to by Ghanaians) is a food eaten by broke people as it’s cheap and sold on the roadside.

7. Palm Nut Soup

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Made from the palm fruit, palm nut soup is delicious soup enjoyed by both Nigerians (Banga) and Ghanaians (Abenkwan).

8. Fufu

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Both Ghanaians and Nigerians refer to this dish as fufu, a meal made with cassava flour. Although, in some part of Nigeria, fufu is also referred as Akpu.

9. Egusi

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Made from a fat and protein-rich seed of certain cucurbitaceous plants, egusi (as Nigerians call it) is literally the same as Ghanaians akatoa, which is also referred to as “agushi” in some parts of Ghana.

10. Chinchin

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Nigerians call this snack chinchin, Ghanaians, atwemon.

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