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    I Love African Food

    Or North Western African food to be more precise.

    I stayed with an African (Cameroonian) family a while back and of course with this came a totally different menu.

    Although rice is still the staple, the flavour of their dishes were day and night compared to S/E Asian fare - lively, robust and very tasty indeed.

    To start with, here's an example of the National Dish of Cameroon. The call it Ndole..pronounced exactly as it's spelt. I noticed they are rather fond of words which start with Nd, a bit like Ng in the Thai language.
    Anyway, add a ladel of this to your boiled rice and it makes Green Curry look like a wet weekend in Margate.



    The national dish of Cameroon is ndolé, a stew consisting of fish or beef, nuts and bitter greens

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    The last of any authentic photography or pic chaz as the North Western Africans would have it, regarding their cuisine are these fried balls of batter or Puff Puff. These are used as snacks or to dip into soups or bean dishes..simple, yet terribly effective..

    Last edited by somtamslap; 19-11-2011 at 06:09 PM.

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    Recipe's please. Okra Gumbo made in New Orleans came at least in part from Africa. All African dishes that I have ever eaten tasted good. I just don't know the names of the dishes or how to prepare them.

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    Are those small black spots Flies?

    The soup kettle was always hot to keep the flies away from our laundry.

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    If rice isn't on the menu then it'll be automatically substituted by our next item - Fu-Fu. It is my understanding that this staple originated in Nigeria (btw, has anyone looked at the population of that country recently? I think a Family Planning Centre would be very useful) and is made with root vegetables (cassava?) and water, then pounded with a pestle into a doughy texture..

    It may look like someone's dumped a pair of ram's knackers on your plate but it makes for a welcomed change to rice.


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    looks good but LOL at fu-fu.

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    ^ how exactly does that blob 'look good'?

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    i meant in general, I wasn't very clear.

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    ^ I still don't get it, Al - I haven't seen one pic on this thread of food that 'looks good'. It might taste better than it looks, it might taste great, but it looks fukin orrible...

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    My favourite meal came in the form of a kidney bean and smoked fish stew - remarkably tasty and aromatic with a nice wholesome texture to it. Mop up the surplus residue on the plate with some Fu Fu for an unrivalled North West African dining experience..


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    I won't be heading to a Camaroonyian restaurant any time soon... There's supposed to be an Ethiopian restaurant in Bkk; my friend went - she said it was disgusting, she couldn't eat a thing (but she is Thai...).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    ^ I still don't get it, Al - I haven't seen one pic on this thread of food that 'looks good'. It might taste better than it looks, it might taste great, but it looks fukin orrible...
    I am assuming those bits of batter are like the Thai ones. I like them. So they look good to me.

    Ndole is a beef stew , the picture looks different to anything I've ever tried so I'd like to try it, mind you I guess I'm comparing it to Isaan fare...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    I haven't seen one pic on this thread of food that 'looks good'
    Philistine! - one day you'll discover a world beyond Dairylea Triangles and Custard Creams, Betsy..

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    ^ & ^^ fair enough. Each to their own; I think I'll order a Golden Arches delivery tonight...

    Ooooo, Dairylea Triangles, it has bee a while; I love them, everybody loves them. Custard Creams are nice too...

    Anyways, what were you doing on Cameroon?

    (Say Macaroon and we're talking...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ceburat1
    Recipe's please.
    I'll get some for you..



    Quote Originally Posted by alwarner
    I am assuming those bits of batter are like the Thai ones
    What, the ol Puff Puff? Yes, mate - very similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    ^ fair enough. Each to their own; I think I'll order a Golden Arches delivery tonight...
    don't get me wrong here, I'd rather have a Pizza, but it looks good (to me) and I'd give it a go.

    :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ceburat1
    Recipe's please.
    I'll get some for you..



    Quote Originally Posted by alwarner
    I am assuming those bits of batter are like the Thai ones
    What, the ol Puff Puff? Yes, mate - very similar.
    yeah de puff puff mon.

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    ^^^ That's not a bad idea, Al - 1112 or pizza hut? Double Pepporoni...

    ^^ I'm presuming that the bits of batter are very much like every other bit of batter on planet Earth...

    "What's for dinner tonight, luv?"
    "Batter."
    "Batter with what?"
    "Just Batter, bits of it."
    "Greaaate, I love bits of batter..."

    Where's the cod???

    I did a quick google of 'Cameroon food/cuisine' etc, not much on it; you may have found a gap in the market, Mr Slaps!
    How do I post these pictures???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    ^ I'm presuming that the bits of batter are very much like every other bit of batter on planet Earth...

    "What's for dinner tonight, luv?"
    "Batter."
    "Batter with what?"
    "Just Batter, bits of it."
    "Greaaate, I love bits of batter..."

    Where's the cod???
    ha ha ffs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    Anyways, what were you doing on Cameroon?
    Spearheading a multi-million buck merger with my corrupt brothers, sorry, bruthas, in Lagos.

    Either that or I've never been to Cameroon before and I stayed with them here in Thailand - OMG I'm soooo scatter brained these days!

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    He'd rather have a pizza.

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    For what?

    I never got tipos when I deliverd the NewsPaper.

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    I done a few weeks of work next door to an Ethiopian restaurant a few years back, didn't endear myself to the owner when I asked " do you stand out in the back yard and and wait for an aid package to fall from the sky"
    and the smell coming from the place was fucking awful!
    Well, luckily I didn't have any tortoises on me at the time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    No, I've never seen you eat shit out of you're own hand and it will remain this way while I have my strength, thank you very much..
    Could be entertaining considering the political intrest's of snub~!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jizzybloke
    I done a few weeks of work next door to an Ethiopian restaurant a few years back, didn't endear myself to the owner when I asked " do you stand out in the back yard and and wait for an aid package to fall from the sky"
    Have you consider a career in politics, Sir?

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