Dimlite Snacks is a popular African eating place. The place doesn't look too inviting when you see it from the street. You have to pass through a narrow entrance to get inside. But the food is good and cheap. Locals use this place a meeting point or have their lunch here.
Favorite Dish: Jollof Rice
Favorite Dish: The typical food in Kumasi is Fufu with hot light paper soup, or Fufu with groundnut soup, or Fufu with Palmnut oil soup and with some bush meet. The Akan man can not do a good meal without Fufu. As for Kumasi area there are no taboo for a particular food during the day.
A very popular restaurant in Kumasi is Vic Baboo's. This is the place where a lot of Westerners come: volunteers, tourists and expats. It is clear why: the restaurant doesn't look African at all, when you're inside it looks very Western. The same with the menu: there are some Ghanaian meals, but also a lot from all over the world.
In Vic Baboo's they have a very big menu. There are some Ghanaian dishes, but also Indian and Chinese food, and things like hamburgers and chips. Like all restaurants they never have everything in stock, so it is wise always to have a second choice in thought when you order. And when you order you have to be prepared to wait at least half an hour for your meal. To be there before you get very, very hungry, otherwise it is big time suffering...
But when the food is finally there, it tastes very, very good. I ordered a Chicken Khebab with chips: a nice change from eating local food for weeks in a row! Together with a nice Star Beer, or the refreshing Gordon Sparks it is a great thing to eat there.
After your dinner you can also order one of their (relatively expensive) cocktails. They are carefully made which takes 5 minutes per cocktail, but they taste good. A funny thing to see: when they are out of lemon or strawberries, they use tomatoes as decoration for the cocktails.
The prices in Vic Baboo's are not cheap compared to other restaurants. Slightly more expensive, but definitely worth it because of the nice atmosphere and good food.
The restaurant was very quiet – we were mostly the only guests there. The staff were friendly and helpful, but the service was so-so. There were no tables that were fully laid with all the cutlery and crockery, and food arrived at various intervals regardless of when you ordered it and it took a very long time to arrive.
The food was very nice though, I had fish in a green pepper (capsicum) sauce with boiled yam, and David enjoyed his chicken and black beans sauce with jollof rice, which was very peppery.
The second night I had a fish stew, which was basically fish in a vegetable sauce – I swear it was the same vegetable sauce that someone on the next table was served on their spaghetti. David then had grilled fish with jollof rice.