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Thread: Delicious dishes from Cameroon 🇨🇲 with recipes. 1/
Ndole: often referred to as Cameroon’s national dish. Made with a bitter leaf, but spinach or other green will do in a pinch. Includes peanuts and meat or fish, can be eaten with plantains or another starch. 2/
Fufu and njama njama: cornmeal (like polenta) with huckleberry leaves (again other greens can sub in) fried with tomato, onion, and hot pepper. In Cameroon I lived next to a family from the North West Region and ate this a lot.… 3/
Pommes pilées: Cameroonian-style mashed potatoes with beans, onions, salt, and a hint of bright orange palm oil. Delicious reheated in the pan until crunchy.… 4/
Ok, this is hard to find in the US, but if you’re ever in Cameroon be sure to try safou, called “plums” or “prunes.” It’s a savory purple fruit that tastes like a sour avocado when grilled and can be eaten with plantains.…
(I found frozen prunes once at a store in Langley Park, Maryland, that carries a lot of Cameroonian foods, but they were just meh.) /5a
Poulet DG: roughly translated as CEO Chicken, this dish with fried plantains, tomato sauce, and brightly-colored vegetables is usually a hit at parties.… 6/
Poisson Braisé: grilled fish. A staple on the coast and can also be found on the streets of Douala and Yaoundé. Served with raw onion, multiple sauces, and a starch (cassava shown here, but fries or plantains work too).… 7/
Kati Kati: grilled chicken, North West Region style. Excellent pairing with Fufu and njama njama shown above.… 8/
Not a meal per se, but a fruit I liked in Cameroon and now miss: soursop AKA corossol AKA sawa sawa. Creamy and perfect mix of sweet and sour. 9/
Foléré: AKA bissap in Senegal and sorrel in Jamaica, this is a refreshing hibiscus iced tea made with pineapple and sugar. Other things like cloves or lime can enhance the taste.… 10/
Sauce d’arachide: peanut soup made with tomatoes, onions and garlic, and usually served with a meat and a starch.… 11/
Nkui: a super slimy sauce (think okra times 100) made from the bark of a woody plant mixed with a number of other spices. Traditional Bamiléké dish from the West Region. It is an acquired taste but I grew to like it! Only video does it justice: 12/
And that’s just scratching the surface. Here are more Cameroonian dishes: ...and there are many others too. If folks want to add their favorites below, please do. Bon appétit! 13/13
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