Auntie Muni 4.0 rating based on 1 rating1 Review 0 Visitor Photos + Orphan Crescent Road, Labone, Accra, Ghana Auntie Muni Cuisine: African Good for: Local Cuisine, Lunch Price:
Auntie Muni’s is nothing less than an institution, though you wouldn’t think that to drive past it. Indeed, you wouldn’t...
Auntie Muni’s is nothing less than an institution, though you wouldn’t think that to drive past it. Indeed, you wouldn’t see it at all if you drove past on a weekday. This venerable roadside shack on a quiet corner in Labone only opens at weekends. But when it does, an astonishing cross-section of Accra life arrives to fill up on Muni’s specialty: waakye. It’s a tasty mix of rice and beans, usually boiled up with millet or sorghum leaves, and devoured by Ghanaians at more or less any time of day, particularly at breakfast and lunch. Though it is sometimes taken on its own as a quick snack, Muni’s is about the full waakye experience, which means piling on your choice of accompaniments. Boiled eggs, spaghetti, grilled meat or fish, salad and gari (flavoured cassava chips) are all classic toppings, flavoured with lashings of hot pepper sauce or the local shito, a pungent blend of shrimp, ginger and chili.
The lines begin to form on a Saturday morning. Labone locals and curious expats rub shoulders with Ghanaian actors, footballers and politicians, all trooping past Muni’s tables to get a big serving of waakye and select their extras. The price is determined by how much you add, but there’s little danger of it breaking the bank. Food comes in big metallic washing-up bowls, and seating consists of long wooden tables and benches on open ground, so banish any notions of a relaxing, intimate lunch date. It won’t happen. Come wearing a smile, ready to chat and prepared to queue, unless you want to try ordering ahead (theoretically possible if you can find a working mobile number). If you’re keen to go beyond restaurant-style Ghanaian food, this is perfect – hearty food, interesting people and a great social eating experience.
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