Wakye@PapayeConsider fufu, a thick paste made from plantain and cassava and shaped into a ball, and the similar omo tuo, made from pounded rice. Each is served floating in a soup flavored by peanut or palm nut or red pepper, with bony chunks of goat or chicken or fish ($10 to $13, combos vary from day to day).

To eat fufu or omo tuo as they do in Ghana, pinch off a bit with your right hand, indent it with your thumb and dip it in the soup. The meat and fish are plucked from the soup separately; the goat, in particular, illustrates the preference of many West Africans for chewier cuts.