The Waakye Weekend - Day 1 (3 July 2021)
Time & Location
About the Event
Following last year’s successful Waakye Weekend (and to celebrate the lifting of the UK lockdown, while obviously adhering to social distancing rules) we will be taking over the Pill Box Kitchen in East London on Saturday, 3rd and Sunday, 4th July 2021! From 12:30 to 6:00 pm we will only be serving Waakye with all its glorious trimmings – no Jollof in sight!
What is this Waakye, we hear some of you ask…?
Waakye (pronounced “waachay”) is an abbreviated form of the Hausa dish of the same name “shinkafa da wake” which literally means “rice and beans”. Waakye is one of the most popular street foods in Ghana, a complete and filling meal often served with a number of accompaniments which includes some form of stewed protein, spaghetti (aka talia), gari, shito chilli sauce, eggs and a salad. Some believe Waakye tastes much better when it is served it in the leaves of a tropical flowering plant indigenous to Africa and we absolutely agree!
Spaces for the Waakye Weekend is limited due to social distancing rules so, you will need to make reservations via the link below in order to book your visit to “chop” Waakye on site or takeaway your Waakye to “chop” elsewhere!!
We are so excited about this year’s “Waakye Weekend” and can’t wait to see you there!