Uncover some of the secrets in the subtle flavors of West African cuisine on this 3-hour food tour of Kumasi. Follow a guide through one of Kumasi’s busy markets, selecting all the ingredients for a cooking class and learning to barter like a local. Take your shopping, meet a food-loving home cook, and then prepare a traditional Ghanaian meal as part of your cooking class. The group size is limited to 12 people on this small-group tour, to ensure you enjoy a personalized experience.
Start your tour by meeting your guide and hopping in a shared taxi to one of Kumasi’s bustling food markets. Listen carefully as your guide explains the basics of bartering for your produce, and discover all manner of herbs, spices and other produce on sale in the market as well as their use in local and national dishes.The market plays an important role in daily life for Kumasi locals, and so your walk around it is the perfect way to experience daily life up close. Soak up the vibrant market atmosphere and wander the aisles with your guide, learning about the produce and putting your new-found bartering skills to the test. All ingredients for your cooking class are included, but additional items are at your own expense.After checking off the items on your shopping list, visit the home of a local cook to learn how to prepare and cook traditional Ghanaian meals. Ghana is a country where many different communities coexist together, and they each influence the national cuisine in their own way. Enjoy learning more about this colorful and vibrant part of the world through its cuisine.Learn how to cook one of Ghana’s staple dishes, wakye. This simple yet satisfying dish of rice and beans is popular throughout Ghana and beyond. Roll your sleeves up and master the delicate blend of spices that has helped make it popular with so many people. Another dish on your list is koose, a popular street-food snack that’s common in Kumasi. Of course, the fun part of the experience is the tasting, so sit down after the class finishes and enjoy the efforts of your labor.With your hunger sated and a greater understanding of the ingredients and recipes popular in Kumasi, your tour finishes outside the cook’s home in the Adum district of Kumasi.