If you’re looking for an authentic taste of West African dishes, Mama Ashanti is the perfect place to start. For first-time visitors, navigating the extensive menu can be a daunting task. Here’s a guide to some of the best dishes to try at our restaurant.
1. Jollof Rice
This popular West African dish is a must-try. The fragrant rice is cooked with a tomato-based sauce and seasoned with a blend of spices. That give it a unique flavor. Jollof Rice is often served with chicken or beef. But we offer vegetarian-friendly options to our customers. This West African classic
pairs extremely well with accompaniments Like buttered spinach, stemmed season vegetables or a side of fried plantains.
Fufu is a staple in West African cuisine, and Mama Ashanti’s version is not to be missed. This starchy dish is made by pounding boiled cassava and plantains until they become a smooth dough-like
consistency. It's often served with soup or stew. Preferably eaten with the fingers for a more joyous experience.
3. Eforiro Soup
Eforiro soup is a thick and hearty soup made with a variety of green leafy vegetables, meat or fish. And a combination of spices and seasonings. One of the unique characteristics of Eforiro soup is its thick and creamy texture. Which comes from the addition of ground peanuts.
Eforiro soup is a delicious and nutritious dish that is well worth trying in our opinion. If you are looking to experience the flavors and culinary traditions of West Africa. Eforiro soup is definitely a dish to try. It’s perfect for any occasion. We recommend pairing our Eforiro soup with a side of rice, pounded yam, or fufu bringing about an unforgettable taste.
4. Okra Soup
The irresistible Okra Soup should definitely be among your first go-to dish to try at our Lavington branch or our latest addition, Mama Ashanti Waterfront Karen Mall. It is a popular dish in West Africa that is known for its flavor and
texture. We prepare this nutritious soup using fresh okra, tomatoes, and onions, paired with either beef or fish.
5. Egusi Soup
Egusi is a popular West African dish. Loved for its rich and creamy texture, as well as its delicious flavour. We prepare this dish using melon seeds. Which are ground into a fine paste and cooked with various spices for a delectable kick. Accompanied by tomatoes,
onions and vegetables. We prepare it with any goat, beef or fish but we do recommend it with our prime beef.
In our restaurant, we recommend having the dish with a side of fufu or pounded yam. Which helps balance out the soup’s silky texture. Its unique qualities combined with a variety of nutritious ingredients, make it a staple of West African cuisine. Beloved by our customers.
These are just a few of the many delicious dishes you can try at Mama Ashanti. Whether you’re a fan of spicy, savory, or sweet flavors. There’s something for everyone on the menu. Our restaurant also offers vegetarian and vegan options. So be sure to ask your server if you have any dietary restrictions. All our branches offer a welcoming atmosphere, perfect to experience the rich culinary traditions of West Africa.