Chop na Salone

March 15th 2010
Published: April 15th 2010
Edit Blog Post

Kusheh paddy!

Today ah de go talk to yu about waitin ah sabi about chop na Salone

Chop na Salone

Overall, the dishes here are pretty spicy, cooked with lots of pepe (hot pepper)! I have yet to try the pepe soup ... that should get your attention!!

There is a large Lebanese community in Sierra Leone. Therefore you can find lots of delicious Lebanese food if your taste buds are in the mood for something other than Salone chop ...

Lebanese Chop

*Shorbet Addis, ....ummm basically, lentil soup;
*Taboule, diced parsely salad with mint and tomatoes;
*Muttabel, dip made from eggplant/aubergine;
*Hummus, dip made of blended chickpeas, tahini, garlic and lemon juice with some olive oil ... glorious!
*Fattoush, delicious "peasant" salad made with dried pita chips, cucumbers, tomatoes, parsley and mint;
*Falafel, my favorite as always and something you could wake me up for, small deep fried and magnificently spiced chickpea patties!

So these are some of the things I have been eating, along with a plethora of fresh (and organic!) fruits and veggies, which seem to have 100x more flavor than elsewhere! There's also a lot of freshly baked bread to be found. You'll see people walking around in the streets with big bread baskets on their heads. Flag these people down and they'll make one of two kind of "sandwiches" for you: Bread with mayonnaise, or bread with sweet, condensed milk. Yumm-o

Additional photos below
Photos: 11, Displayed: 11


Beans (in prep)Beans (in prep)
Beans (in prep)

Pronounced "beanch"
Beans (result)Beans (result)
Beans (result)

Beans, onions, fish

Made from "dirty clay", eaten especially by pregnant women.

Delicious peanut butter treats
Fish & Rice Fish & Rice
Fish & Rice

A community lunch dish served to us by Maronka's chief and his three wives while visiting different schools upcountry.
Potato LeavesPotato Leaves
Potato Leaves

Typical "cookery", food sold in the streets, usually around Le 1000 - 1500 ($0.25)
Groundnut SoupGroundnut Soup
Groundnut Soup

Groundnut Soup with fish (baby barracuda)

15th April 2010

nou.....van al die gerechten eet ik niets , bweuhhhhhh xxxx
15th April 2010

looks interesting ... those would be good to try

Tot: 0.449s; Tpl: 0.011s; cc: 7; qc: 31; dbt: 0.0363s; 1; m:domysql w:travelblog (; sld: 1; ; mem: 1.1mb