It’s Food O’clock!

How do you like your plantains to be made? Fried or roasted? You can put down your choice in the comment section while we check some some snacks enjoyed by Ivorians.


This is otherwise known as dodo which is a delicacy eaten in West Africa made from ripe plantains.

Alloco( Fried Plantains) recipe main photo
Alloco (Fried Plantain)


  • Plantains
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt
  • Chopped chili peppers
  • Chopped onion
  • Tomatoes

Method of Preparation

  1. Peel the plantains and cut into desired pieces.
  2. Pour the vegetable oil into the frying pan and heat it up.
  3. Add the plantain into the hot oil and fry till it turns golden brown.
  4. Pour some vegetable oil inside a cooking pot and allow it to heat up.
  5. Add the tomatoes, onions, chili pepper, salt and allow to fry.
  6. Add some seasoning and allow to cook well.
  7. Serve the fried plantain with sauce.


This is a snack made from slowly roasting plantains over coal fire. It is best enjoyed with sauce and is synonymous with Nigerian Boli.

banane braise ivory coast
Roasted Plantain


Nyamanku is a local drink that originated in Ivory Coast made from mixing the juices of ginger roots, orange, lemon and pineapple. Originated.

Bangui is also a local drink enjoyed by natives which is palm wine.

Written and edited by Ebenezer Oladokun

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