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You Ghana Finish That?

Posted August 31, 2011 by Mary Kong-DeVito in The Loving Spoonful

t looks so simple and rustic, doesn’t it?

Ghana Cafe is known for its authentic West African fare, and the popular Ghanaian staple of kenkey ($15.95, pictured) is a fresh, house-made dumpling of fermented cornmeal, which tastes like grits and sourdough at the same time.

It’s served with a small amount of curry or stew (including the goat stew here) which is a rich, spicy afterthought.

You’ll be too busy trying to chip away at the dumpling.  It’s so filling, if you were dropped in the middle of the Sahara, you could survive on it for weeks.  So can your camel.

Ghana Cafe
1336 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

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Mary Kong-DeVito

Mary grew up in New York where the food-centric city and her family's restaurants were literally her playground. Instead of eating dirt, she ate duck blood and rotten eggs. You never know what you'll find on the sidewalks.Mary is a veteran of the hospitality industry who's worked with numerous celebrities such as Barbra Streisand, Patrick Ewing, Vanessa Williams, Michael Stipe and Jane Krakowski. Her writing has appeared in DC Modern Luxury, Washington Post Express, Eater, Scoutmob, Washington Flyer and Washington City Paper.She eats "normal" stuff too, like cheeseburgers. Kangaroo cheeseburgers.