Akume is made from corn flour. The "national" dish of West-Africa is Fufu. In Togo, it consists of white yams pounded into a doughy consistency. You will find plenty of Fufu Restaurants in the cities as well as roadside stands. Akume and Fufu are usually eaten with your hands and come with different sauces (from smoked fish to spicy tomato to peanut). Plantains can also be found in various forms; grilled, cooked, mashed or fried. In the season, Mangos, Papayas, and Pineapples are for sale everywhere.
Lemonade and Bissap juice are the most popular drinks. There are many bars almost around all corners in Lomé where you will be able to have a beer.
The most popular drinks you will find in common bars are beers and soda's. Here is a list of the beers you may find based on their popularity :
- Cocktail de fruit
- Coca Cola
- Pompom (apple based soda)
- XXL (red-bull-like soda)
- Schwepp's Tonic
- Pamplemousse (grapefruit based soda)
- Malta Guinness
Don't be surprise if most of the bars do not have what you ask. Togolese are not renown for their organisation and tight management, except one small motel called "Auberge London" in the northern suburbs of Lomé called "Agoe" where you will have all the possible drink listed above.