Badou Togo West Africa
This is Togo Street food, found in Badou, Togo and other places I forget already.
Beignet d Haricot Piment Sel
One man says, or wrote this, it is a bread type of food, deep fried, and with an African type of pepper inside and salt. The pepper really is a good extra kick, I learned to like them before I knew they were made with Beans, Haricot in French is beans. If you would have said beans, I would have refused.
Literally this is
Fried Bread of Bean Pepper Salt
It is a little frustrating and sensitive to me, the Togo or West Africa diet has so many calories packed into every food. Pate, Fufu, Yams, Cassava, etc, then they put oil on the top of many things. This is an over packed country, the people are fat, there is no easy way to say if nourishment is correct, however if there is fruits around they eat better.
This is a lady in Badou, Togo, does not seem to understand French, is grumpy, and I am a regular customer. The way to buy food in Togo is often to just to give them money. Give here say 100 CFA or Franc and she gives you a bag with some amount you will learn the price after the fact.
My most cultural experiences and the best, I am have about a 1 in 50 chance of understanding what happened. I am slowly, it has taken 10 year of practice, but slowly I have learned how to understand a culture fast. This food as explained by one man, maybe the information is correct, maybe it is not, learning about food and culture is a process, not an event. I like the pepper taste of this bread like food.
I eat what is tempting to me, not what someone tell me is good. I do not like the Pate or the Fufu, therefore, I do not want to learn about it. I want to learn about what I enjoy.
The food of Togo is difficult, either I am in restaurant that is twice as expensive as the USA, and the same as France and the food is terrible or I am in the streets. There is very little middle ground, I like the street food 100 times more than feeling like a victim to an overpriced Tourist menu with bad food.
This lady prepared these perfect, strangely I had one on a moto trip to the Ghana border, and had to throw them away.
I have discovered by in Atakpame, it is rare and difficult to find the cooked cheese called Wagassi, I am sad or hungry or both.
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Beignet d Haricot Piment Sel
I think that is the same as Akkara in Nigeria or west-africa in general. Made of beans, added with pepper etc to spice things up.
You should also try MoinMoin if you find that, also made of beans, but they are steamboiled, and are very tasty. (The recipe is almost the same, the difference is that akkara is fryed, but moin-moin is steamboiled, and often they put eggs, meat, fish or somehting inside it)
This food is soft and fluffy, amazingly like bread.
The lady who sold me the food spoke now French, some man, wrote down the name. There was about 8 people there, only the man had the abilty to say what is was.
I will try to find the MoinMoin.
I keep isolating food, then try to learn about them. I also have a quirky abilty to find people I trust to cook for me, who do not speak French.
I tend to think a person who pays too much attention to me, talks too good of French, is interested in me, is not the best person to buy from.
I have a friend, she speaks good French and a language she calls Karbria, she is helping me to learn the proper names of some things.
In the end, I just like to eat what I like.
Today, I found Wagassi here in Atakpame, I was just about to buy and the boy sits and hold his crotch as is common here.
Funny things happen