Some of the most famous foods in Africa include Jollof Rice from West and Central Africa, Chicken Tajine from Morocco, Mandazi from East Africa, Peri Peri Chicken from Mozambique, and Bunny Chow from South Africa. Africa is a huge continent with 54 countries with each country having its own famous dishes. The range of African foods is wide, including various cooking styles, flavors, and textures.
Africa is not a country or nation. It is a continent. So there is no “African national dish” but there is a wide variety of popular dishes across the continent of Africa.
Fufu is mostly made out of starchy foods like cassava, yams, or corn. There are different kinds of fufu eaten in various African countries. In Cameroon for example, there is water fufu, made out of fermented cassava, there is corn fufu, made with ground corn, and there is achu fufu made with pounded cocoyams (taro).
Pounded yam is another common African fufu eaten in Nigeria. In Ghana, fufu is made out of plantains and cassava pounded together. Fufu has a dough-like consistency and is sometimes stretchy depending on the consistency. It is often dipped into stews and soups containing meat, fish, or vegetables.