I have been doing a lot lately concerning Travel in Africa on Twitter (@Afrobloggers) which has made me neglect the blog for awhile, and life happened too. On Thursdays, I talk about Travel in Africa and interact with over 5,000 Africans following, it has been very interesting so far. Learning about different cultures and things we share in common as Africans. I wrote about my first experience here
On last week’s episode of Wanderlust Thursday (that’s what we call it), I decided to talk about snacks that are common across Africa and what each was called. As usual, my ever faithful Ugandans had a surprise for me. We looked at Puff-Puff, Suya, Chin-Chin and more.
P.S: it was so interesting, some Europeans joined in.
Here are the various names of our delicious snacks:
Amagwinya – IsiZulu (South Africa) Vetkoek – South Africa and Namibia
Maandazi – Tanzania. Oukuki – Namibia.
Botokoin – Togo Bofroat – Ghana
Vitumbuwa – Zambia Manadasi/Mandazi – Malawi
Amandazi – Rwanda. Mikaté – Congo (Lingala)
Mabhanzi – Zimbabwe Mandazi – Uganda
Fatcooks – Zimbabwe Gbofloto –
Magwinya– Botswana Krapfen – Germany
Oliebollen – The Netherlands & Curaçao MATHOBA –
Les gâteaux farines – Gabon Ibitumbura – Burundi
This part was the highlight of the day. Ugandans call chin-chin “daddies”. Me someday in Uganda, I will pull up and say “I want some good looking daddies”
Daddies – Uganda Mahamri – Both in coastal Kenya and Tanzania
Dondoz– Les croquettes – Gabon
Sulu-wai – Toba Umutwe/ Musakaule –
Atchomon – Togo Machuchu-
Chin-chin – Ambazonia
Sosatie – Namibia
Tuk-tuk – Kenya and Uganda, SA Okatololi – Namibia
Bajaj – Tanzania Bajaji–
Adedeta – Ghana Yolo-Yolo – Ghana
Mahama camboo – Ghana Keke – Nigeria
Kombi – zimbabwe Danfo– Nigeria
Cara-cara – SA Matatu – Kenya
Tro-tro – Ghana
I will keep updating this post, be on the lookout for it. Also, drop your answers and corrections in the comment.