When you see fish being grilled over charcoal on the streets of Accra, it’s most likely to be tilapia. This white and tender river fish is a delicacy among Ghanaians when eaten as a dish on its own or with banku (a corn-based dough) and hot pepper. Philippo’s Tilapia Joint, a street stall located in East Legon, serves not only the largest, but some of the best, grilled tilapia in Accra. The fish is spiced with peppers and other indigenous herbs, then grilled in full view of the public. And customers can request how spicy they want it, depending on their love for pepper.
Very few street food stalls in Ghana have such a tremendous reputation as Auntie Muni Waakye. On the back of a local northern dish that exhibits a creative use of rice and red beans, Auntie Muni not only popularised the sale of waakye in Accra, but also made it a staple breakfast and lunch meal.
Waakye is a pot dish, comprising a medley of beans and rice, served with spaghetti, avocado, plantains and meat. It was originally a northern dish but can now be found on almost every street corner across Ghana.
With waakye, you get to experience the variety of flavours that Ghanaians savour daily, as it combines many other sub-foods with the rice-and-bean base. So visit Auntie Muni Waakye to experience an authentic brand of waakye in Accra.
Pork Office is your typical neighbourhood food stall, located on Spintex Road, one of Accra’s busiest streets. It provides a simple menu, centred on juicy, spicy hunks of pork, either grilled or fried.
You may have heard about the Jollof Wars between Nigeria and Ghana and wondered what all the fuss is about. Well, you can let your taste buds decide who has the best jollof rice when you visit Pork Office. Its jollof is guaranteed to make you a fan of the Ghanaian version, not just because it’s affordable but because of the subtle yet exciting flavours locked into the grains of rice – guaranteed to make you crave more.
Pork Office, Spintex Rd, Accra, Ghana, (+024) 944 1452