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Thanks to Can Do Tours ( for arranging this amazing Ghanaian food experience for me.

From Cape Coast, Ghana, we drove inland to Kumasi, a major city in the central Ashanti Region of Ghana. I was excited to sample authentic Ashanti food, and to spend just a short time exploring Kumasi. The drive from Cape Coast took about 4 hours.

Fufu for Lunch – When we arrived, we were all quite hungry and so we stopped at a local chop bar (Ghanaian local food restaurant) for lunch. I’m not really sure of the name of this spot, or I don’t even think it really had a name written on it. But it was a popular neighborhood spot, especially known for their fufu – a West African staple food of pounded plantain and cassava. I had it along with a mix of palm nut soup and a variety of meats.
Fufu mix – 18 GHC ($3.80) per bowl

Ashanti Food Cooking in Kumasi, Ghana –
The main activity food activity of the day was meeting a host family and going to their home to cook and experience authentic Ashanti Ghanaian food. Before going home, we stopped at a local market in Kumasi to buy some vegetables, and some essentials for the cooking, especially taro leaves.

Kontomire stew – I didn’t really know what we’d be cooking, but learned it was a dish called kontomire stew, a stew made from fermented fish for flavor and mostly taro leaves (also called cocoyam in Ghana). The leaves were boiled and ground with garlic and spices, then doused in boiling palm nut oil to finish it. The dish was served with boiled green plantains and cocoyams that you could dip into the kontomire stew. It was also amazing to eat with avocado, and the highlight of my day was eating with the entire family.

This is the final video from this Ghana food and travel series! If you haven’t seen all 7 videos, at the full playlist here:

Thank you for watching this entire Ghana food and travel series. It was an amazing trip, tried and learned about so many delicious foods, and it was an honor to meet and interact with so many generous and friendly people.

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  1. This is the final video of this Ghana series. If you haven't watched all the videos, here's the full playlist: https://goo.gl/9mWUGk Thanks for watching. Kenya starts next! (If you're not already subscribed, click subscribe now, and also turn on your "bell" notifications so you get notified of the next video). See you on the next video!

  2. you were spot on about the spinach taste with the kontomire…I usually substitute spinach when I make mine. love how you entire family embrace new surroundings. nice vlog

  3. Bahahahaha the lady was like get this weak man out of here fkking up our fufu lmao. He said an hour. Lol let a King do it in 20 mins lmao. Love my people lol

  4. Great trip, wonderful food, and fantastic partnership that landed you there. Keep up the excellent work!

  5. Totally enjoy the African segment ,love love love the channel someday in the future I'll go to Africa #from south America /Georgetown Guyana.

  6. The pounding of the fufu reminds me of when traditionally made mochi is pounded. I'm sure I've seen other foods prepared in this intense fashion and it looks like it produces such great texture.

  7. How come I haven't seen this guy before – this is brilliant! I've binge watched several videos around the world. It's just enough to see Mark say, "Hmmm" with his laughing eyes. He and his family become an extension of the family that he's visiting. Where does he put all that food? Lots of success. Let me get back to watching some more of these videos.

  8. Much love brother Mark I can't stop laughing the time u pounding that fufu hahahahahahaha May good Lord guild and protect u and reach home peacefully

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