So recently some Ghanaian delicacies have received international recognition. The ever famous Jollof and the can’t touch that Kelewe.
But I was wondering why almighty Gari Soakings has been left out …I have heard interesting names like cassava smoothie But that was just it
So I have literally taken it up
Now if you have gone to boarding school in Ghana, Then you know that Soakings is a dependable Friend. No matter how DB you are, the cornflakes eventually runs out. Now when that happens, who do you turn to?
The answer! Soakings!
Then when you are hungry at home the fastest meal to prepare is Soakings . It is a just add water to the mixture meal. Very simple to prepare and very filling.
Now you know how when you go buy Kelewe on some days and the Vendor can just disappoint you. Like 5 cedis worth Kelewe suddenly becomes 2cedis in quantity
Well with SOAKINGS this can never happen.
In fact what you see is more that what you will get
And with a little patience after preparing your preferred mixture
The Gari, for lack of any better expression will “tuu” (rise/multiply)
Then also when you are broke and pay day is no where in sight, Gari soakings falls within the under 2 cedis Ghanaian meals
So cost is not an issue.
Whether breakfast, lunch, snack or supper… Soakings is the meal
So for the sake of the people who do not know what I am talking about, (Ei so you’re a Ghanaian and you don’t know Gari Soakings?? LIKE SERIOUSLY? )
Well Gari soaking is a DELICACY made from Gari, a cassava based product .The Gari is mixed with water and sugar to taste.
It can come in so many variations
With milk or without milk, with milk and groundnuts or without milk but with groundnuts …
I’m sure the mathematicians will have a field day determining the different combinations
Me and my soakings, The love is DEEP!
Disclaimer : mashke (mashed Kenkey with water, sugar and milk) don’t be jealous, I love you too