Ever heard of Taste shock? It’s like ‘Culture shock’ except its the feeling you get while tasting a new cuisine and it tastes nothing like anything you’ve ever eaten.
This has nothing to do with whether the food tastes great or not, when trying food from a new culture for the first time, we can’t help but compare the new taste with ‘known’ tastes – the similarities, the differences.
West African food such as Nigerian and Cameroonian dishes have a wide range of taste and are known for being deep-flavored, sweet ‘n’sour and sometimes spicy .
So, if you’re hosting your friends who grew up in other cultures and you’re unsure about their new food adaptive skills, then these easy, fringe dishes will remind them of the tastes they’re already used to and already love while also getting them gradually familiar with the tasty goodness that’s African food.
And if you’re just looking to try new cuisine, you’ll love trying these out.