Akara, or bean fritters, are very common in the Gambia and throughout West Africa. It is a delicious local dish served for breakfast sometimes with bread (tapalapa or senfur) and spicy sauce. You can buy it from women frying them on charcoal stoves along the streets. It’s made from black-eyed peas, grounded into flour and deep-fried.

We believe getting to know a country through its food can bring you more close to people and their culture. We would recommend everyone visiting The Gambia for the first time to try at least one or two traditional dishes.

Welcome to The Gambia!

Akara Gambia