Ma Po Tofu

Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time:  20 minutes Ma Po Tofu (Mápó dòufu, or mápó tòfu)is one of our favourite takeaway meals from our local Chinese takeaway as a vegetarian option. I wanted to give it a trial so I started looking for recipes on the net. As usual, there are many versions of this […]

Plantain Pancake/Tatale

Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes According to my hubby, traditionally this dish is prepared using cornmeal. Since I cannot get cornmeal in my area, I substituted cornmeal with self raising flour. Some call it tatale, some call it tetare. It is clever how they added ginger to the recipe. It gives the […]

Ghana Beans Stew (red red)

Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes This is another famous Ghanaian staple, usually known as ‘Red red’ or ‘Aboboi’ stew. I love ‘red red’ with Kelewele (fried plantain) and Tatale (plantain pancakes). Ingredients: 300g black eye beans – soaked overnight 1 large fresh tomato – de-skinned and chopped 1 medium onion – thinly […]

Oyster Sauce Tofu

Ingredients: 100g fresh tofu 100g tempeh (optional) 2 tablespoons oyster sauce 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce A handful of frozen green peas 5 shitake mushrooms 2 cloves or garlic – pounded or finely chopped Vegetable oil 1 teaspoon corn flour Sesame oil 100ml water Serves 2 Method: Pat the tofu dry and cut into 6 […]

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