food of cameroon

Foods of Cameroon: Famous Dishes of Cameroon

6 months ago

If you want to complete your whole adventure trip to Cameroon, then you must try the local delicacies of this country as tasting of food will get a better understanding of the people and culture of that place.

Cameroon food Specialties are-

For vegan, foods are made with raw vegetables and fruits grown in their countryside like corn, maize, eggplant, bitter leaf, plantain, okra, etc. Maize is the staple food of Cameroon. Their native herbs and spices are cooked in palm and coconut oil. Restaurant in the capital city  ‘Yaounde’ moreover offered a combination of cooking styles, including Chinese, French, Italian, Russian, and regular Cameroonian food. In the metropolitan networks, street dealers and bistros serve more traditional dishes than new dishes.

Let’s feel the taste of some dishes of Cameroon

Koki Beans

Koki bean is a dish of Cameroon that is like a moist pudding steamed treat made with coarsely grounded koki beans (black-eyed peas) and some spinach. It is as amazing as supper on its own or with boiled plantains!

Famous Dish of Cameroon
Famous Dish of Cameroon

This delightful snack is sold everywhere in Cameroon in bistros, bars, and now became a street food, sold by women merchants to hungry passerby.

Corn Fufu

In the food of Cameroon, corn fufu is a delicious dish of Cameroon. Fufu is famous among West Africans. It is a dish that is eaten with vegetables or soups like okra soup. Fufu can be combined using an assortment of nutrition like cassava, sweet potatoes, cocoyams, or corn.

Famous Dish of Cameroon
Famous Dish of Cameroon

Fufu corn resembles a hard porridge. At the point when hot, it is delicate and soft. At the point when it cools off, it solidifies up like a cake. In Africa, corn fufu is cooked in various ways depending upon the land you are from.

Riz Haricots

It is the best thing any Indian can find in the food of Cameroon. The taste may be different on account of flavors. This dish of Cameroon is made from rice and beans stews, mixed with tomatoes, celery, basil, onion, ginger root, olive oil, and salt. Riz haricot is the French name of this dish. It is commonly known as rice bean in English.

Famous Dish of Cameroon
Famous Dish of Cameroon

Ndole

Here comes the mouthwatering food of Cameroon for non-vegans. It’s Cameroon’s famous food which you can find almost in all restaurants. Sweet-smelling Cameroonian spinach stew made of spinach leaves – with garlic, crayfish, shrimp, and meat. NDOLE dish is the best food of Cameroon for non-vegans.

Famous Dish of Cameroon
Famous Dish of Cameroon

Poulet D.G      

 Poulet D.G dish is very popular among chicken lovers of Cameroon. The meaning of POULET D.G in French is chicken. D.G means Director general. It was named like this because it was the food of rich people and served to high commissioned people in Africa. In this dish, chicken is cooked in sweet-smelling spices. The ripe plantains and chicken are combined together. This food of Cameroon tastes sweet and salty. It can be combined with other ingredients also like tomato, onion, garlic, ginger, spring onion, beans, and spinach, etc.

Famous Dish of Cameroon
Famous Dish of Cameroon

Ekwang

A Cameroonian delicacy commonly made by the ‘Bafaw’ individuals of the South West district of Cameroon. This dish of Cameroon contains grounded cocoyams, enveloped by green leafy and then boiled with crayfish, palm oil, and other ethnic flavors until perfection. Ekwang is the nutritious and traditional food of Cameroon.

Famous Dish of Cameroon
Famous Dish of Cameroon

Achu Soup

This is a traditional delicacy of Cameroon. Assorted Meat beef is used in the soup, along with hot pepper. This chicken broth is cooked with red oil, limestone, and other spices. It is just mouth-watering.

Famous Dish of Cameroon
Famous Dish of Cameroon

Njama- Njama

NJAMA-NJAMA is a popular dish of Cameroon in northwest of Africa among Nigerians. It’s consumed with another popular dish corn fufu- a vegan food of Cameroon. It’s a seasonal vegetable grown in the summer season that is full of nutrition. In the NJAMA-NJAMA dish, both leaves and stems are consumed.  Its taste is slightly bitter. To cook Njama-Njama spinach is steamed and sauté with yam, tomatoes, black pepper, and salt.

Famous Dish of Cameroon
Famous Dish of Cameroon

Accara Banana

It’s a fried dish which is served in the meal of every home of Cameroon specially on occasions. It’s a vegan dish of Cameroon. Raw banana is cut into small pieces and coated with cornmeal, cassava, and flour. It’s crispy and nutty in flavor.

Famous Dish of Cameroon
Famous Dish of Cameroon

Puff Puff Beans

It’s a street food of Cameroon. This deep-fried food contains yeast, dried beans, sugar, etc. Its taste is yummy and crispy or you can say finger-licking dish. This food can be easily found on the streets of Cameroon and cooked and served by local vendors on the street side.

Famous Dish of Cameroon
Famous Dish of Cameroon

On the off chance if you are planning to visit Cameroon for sightseeing, make your list of Cameroonian food, so that you can enjoy it here because every trip is incomplete if u don’t enjoy a meal over there.

Pratibha Jain

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