African Fufu

African Fufu

K'yana Barnett, Writer

African Fufu

 

What is fufu? Fufu is a soft doughy and swallow food staple to the Akan ethnic groups in Ghana. Fufu is also known as African food. Fufu can be eaten with light soups. There are a whole bunch of soups that you can eat fufu with. The main soups that are eaten with are peanut butter soups, palm nut soups or Abunabun soups. FuFu has a certain texture and fufu is compared to mochi sometimes. Mochi has that sticky soft and doughy taste just like fufu does. Some people say that you are not supposed to chew fufu and he is just supposed to swallow it with the soup, but some others just chew it.

 What does fufu taste like? Fufu has a sour, bland, or tart taste but that depends on how you season it. Since fufu is eaten with soup then the soup also adds flavor because it’s rich and flavorful. Fufu is also made out of starchy foods, such as cassava, yams, or plantains. They are boiled and pounded then rolled into balls. When pounding it can sometimes be very tough to do that because fufu is thick.

How do you make fufu? Fufu is usually made from scratch so starters who don’t know how to do it can either try to make it from scratch or do a delivery order from a Caribbean Restaurant. It’s not so hard to make fun because it is not made out of big and crazy things. Although, fufu can be tough to handle because it’s sticky and thick. Is fufu enjoyable? Fufu can be enjoyable to other people, there are different opinions about the taste of fufu and one day you can try it for yourself!