One of the most fun parts of traveling for Heifer is trying all the new cuisines. Ive tried some pretty weird stuff in my travelsgoat brains just to name onebut for the most part Ive loved getting to taste the foods of the world.
Yams with stewed yam leaves in spices (in the pots) laid out for lunch.
Ghanaian food hasnt disappointed, either. As you would expect, rice is a staple and available almost anywhere. Jollof rice is good if you like to spice things up a bit. A couple of my favorites have also been red red, a bean stew made with red pepper and red palm oil, and kele wele (pronounced killy willy.), which are fried plantains on the not-too-sweet side.
But I also really wanted to try grasscutter. Its a local delicacy and, not to sound cliché, but, When in Rome, right?
As I took my first bite Roland waited for my reaction. Any meat to compare it to? he asked. Not really was my answer. It truly has a flavor of its own. No it tastes like chicken from me. Also, if someone tells you it tastes like chicken? Theyre lying.
It wasnt bad, though. Kind of like goat, and my apologies to the goat lovers out there, but goat just is not my favorite. It was served in a tomato soup, which actually enhanced the flavor.
So, will I be asking for it again? Probably not, but I had to try.