West African Food - EXOTIC DELICACY in GHANA!

  • Published on:  6/20/2018
  • ►SUBSCRIBE for 2 new videos per week: http://bit.ly/MarkWiensSubscribe►T-shirts and caps available now: https://migrationology.com/store/Bushmeat is a term that is used to often describe wild game meat in Africa. And while there some types of bushmeat that are not good or unsafe to eat - grasscutter - also known as a greater cane rat, is safe and one of the most popular types of bushmeat to eat in West Africa. It’s a delicacy!So while we were driving on our way to Elmina, Ghana, along the side of the highway, we stopped at some hunters, and bought a grasscutter. Later in the day, we met up with our host family, and we drove over to the Elmina fishing market. The market was amazing, bright and colorful, and energetic, with some unique fish and seafood available from the Atlantic. We bought some fish to go along with our grasscutter, and then we continued back to the house to start cooking.First for lunch, Mama made us a dish called Eto, a mash up of yam and palm nut oil, topped with eggs. It was a little on the dry side for me, but it was an honor to have a chance to try that special Ghanaian dish.For dinner we prepared the fish and grasscutter. The fish was made into Ghanaian groundnut or peanut soup, which is one of the best dishes I at in Ghana. The grasscutter was made into a bushmeat grasscutter light soup which included chilies, garlic, onions, ginger, and tomato.Finally, for the main start of the meal Mama made omo tuo, Ghana style rice balls.How does grasscutter taste? The greater cane rats run around the fields and eat grass, so unsurprisingly some parts kind of taste like grass. But they are a white meat, and have a similar look to chicken, but the meat is even sweeter. It was also surprisingly fall apart tender. I thought it was amazing!Across West African food, grasscutter is a very popular meat, and a delicacy eaten on special occasions.MUSIC: https://artlist.io/***CAMERA GEAR*** I used to make this video (these are affiliate links):Main camera: http://amzn.to/2sV0XQOMain lens: http://amzn.to/2szLZNf2nd lens: http://amzn.to/2EjBeEgMicrophone: http://amzn.to/2rBKD3zDrone: http://amzn.to/2CrtAHzI would love to connect with you!Instagram: https://instagram.com/migrationologyFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/migrationologyT-shirts available now: https://migrationology.com/store/


  • David Musyimi
    David Musyimi 2 months ago+102

    That MAMA is very hardworking. Typical African woman, really proud

  • #15 T.R.
    #15 T.R. 5 months ago+233

    I love your positivity. I also love the fact that your wife and child are with you. Your videos are awesome.

  • Patrick Guillory
    Patrick Guillory 5 months ago+142

    They are cooking with love.

  • Dutch man
    Dutch man 4 months ago+316

    Africans womens are so hardworking... God bless them

  • Stephanie Hayibor
    Stephanie Hayibor a years ago+565

    People , why can't we just respect other people's culture. Westerners wants to westernize everything thinking everything should be done the way they know how it should be, meanwhile we are all different. The things I know, you don't know, and the things you know ,I don't know. For once in our lives give respect to people and their cultures. Whether it is a rat or a grass cutter cant we just respect the culture? And those of you preaching hygiene here , please keep it to yourself because everything the lady dip her hands in later came to contact with fire and boiled over killing whatever germs it is that you are talking about. The plastic she placed on top of the yam was to trap the vapor so it doesnt Escape, in other words, the vapor ends up cooking the yam together with the water she added. Use your common sense, if you feel you know too much keep it to yourself and respect other people's culture and not talk trash about them just like the way we will not come to your countries and talk trash about you or what you believe in. There are other countries that eats snake , crocodiles, Etc but that doesn't mean they are less of a people , you might not like what they do but it doesn't give you the right to judge them or Westenize everything they do trying to make it sound right to you, just respect them and their culture. You can choose not to eat what they eat but keep your opinions to yourself cuz the last time I checked it doesn't really matter what you think.

  • Bright Star
    Bright Star 2 days ago+4

    I love and enjoyed watching this video. I love food and I wish I could taste the coconut from the tree.🍲🍜🌴🍈👌

  • Tinashe Sharara
    Tinashe Sharara 4 days ago+6

    I clicked on this vid becuase I'm from Ghana and now I watch it 8+ times a day

  • Jennifer Dang
    Jennifer Dang 5 months ago+164

    Omg it looks amazing and your son is so lucky he gets to experience other cultures with their food and travelling!!! Awesome work Mark!!!👏👏👍👍👍

  • Dan Foremost
    Dan Foremost 3 days ago+5

    You should come to America... We got a poo poo burger made from rat meat... Its sold everywhere in this restaurant called Mickey D's

  • Doug York
    Doug York 6 months ago+60

    Fascinating! Loved the way the mom did just about everything with that one knife..

  • Makomuono bunde-omuono
    Makomuono bunde-omuono 4 months ago+78

    Mark Wiens is a certified global citizen. Big up!

  • usman Ansari
    usman Ansari 21 days ago+10

    World is diverse ... respect from pakistan 😍

  • Moonstarr Star
    Moonstarr Star 4 months ago+65

    The mama is so hardworking !!!

  • Joachim Sudergat
    Joachim Sudergat a years ago+348

    I love the respect that you have about the culture of Africa people.
    That is very honorable.

  • Dutch man
    Dutch man 4 months ago+52

    Mama Africa God bless you

  • Artful Dalmacio
    Artful Dalmacio 4 days ago+2

    Mighty swabe plate....
    Like this if your Pinoy

  • firefrank
    firefrank 6 months ago+24

    Eating rats? No way!

  • Bibly Siro
    Bibly Siro 2 months ago+30

    I just love Mark's reaction whenever he taste anything.

  • Ericsurf6
    Ericsurf6 a years ago+1031

    Best food channel on YouTube. You rock Mark Wiens! Love what you do...

  • Nzediegwu chimaobi
    Nzediegwu chimaobi 3 days ago+4

    Proudly west African