The dishes of Sierra Leone are filled with flavor coming from their local produce. Most of their dishes consist of goat, chicken, beef or fish and are accompanied by rice or fufu, pounded cassava. Like many dishes of West Africa, Sierra Leoneans pack their meals with many spices (hot spices!).
– Kukhri rice with sauce
– Plassas fried plantain doughnuts with hot spicy sauce
– Groundnut Soup: the most popular dish in Sierra Leone, peanuts, meat or fish, tomatoes and onions
– Yebe: a thick stew based with Cassava, yams, chicken, stock, onions and spices
– Okra Stew: vegetable base stew
– Pepper soup: Hot chili pepper based soup mixed with tomato paste, onion and garlic. Be careful, this is very very spicy dish.
– Plantain chips: Deep fried plantain that can be eaten as crisps or chips
– Jollof Rice: Fried rice with beans and spicy onion sauce
– Fufu: Usually pounded yam, or cassava root. You can eat this with a basic stew such as Groundnut Stew
– Benni cake:Sesame seed based cookie
– Groundnut cake: Peanut based cookie
– Coconut cake: Coconut based cake
– Ginger beer: typically homemade non alcoholic drink made from pure ginger and sweetened with sugar
– Star beer: locally brewed beer