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or fu-fu  (fo͞o′fo͞o′)
A thick, doughlike West African food made by boiling and pounding a starchy vegetable such as yam, plantain, or cassava.

[From Twi fufuu, Ewe fufu, Yoruba fùfú, or kindred words in many other languages of West Africa .]
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Among preferred culinary traits, good taste (39%) and suitability for pounded fufu (17%) were the more preferred (Figure 4).
Another such song mocked those bereaved married folk who hurried through funeral observances on their way to another liaison or partner: 'the widow(er) who eats fufu' (kunafo a odi atego), an offence in that fufu should not be eaten before the adaduanan ('forty-day') funeral rite (see Donkoh 1994: 275-83).
There has been talk of carrying traditional foods into the cinema, like ugali and managu, instead of eating the usual popcorn and hotdog fare after all, this is an African movie, and you should be eating African food while watching it, whether that means 'fufu' or peanut sauce, known by many varied names in our local tribes.
Fufu and gari are the cassava-based diets commonly consumed in Ghana, while yams and plantains are commonly consumed in their cooked form without further processing (locally known as "ampesi").
Ijah, "Microbial population and biochemical changes during production of protein-enriched fufu," World Journal ofMicrobiology and Biotechnology, vol.
Typical West African dishes like garri, fufu, amala, pounded yam, egusi, ogbono soup, banga soup, oha soup, porridge soup, suya, nkwobi and assorted peppers soup are served at the restaurant.
It focuses on three young women - Jackie, the feisty struggling actress, Fufu the Buddhist princess and Elizabeth, the failed Chinese daughter.
But cliches are smashed like a kung-fu kick as we follow the debauched antics of friends Elizabeth, Jackie and Fufu. Elizabeth (Shin-Fei Chen) is a failed sommelier.
We were all sitting on benches and women were serving us some food: a ball of mashed yam, called fufu, accompanied by meat and some green-leave sauce.
They include Chinese Burn, which follows the escapades of three Chinese girls - Elizabeth the failed Chinese daughter, Jackie the feisty struggling actress and Fufu the Buddhist princess - as they negotiate the trials of modern life in the capital.