Street Food: Afra

Afra known also as “dibi” is a very popular street food. It is a quite simple, but delicious Gambian and West African choice of a late-night snack. It can be eaten also for breakfast or lunch.

You will find many vendors on the streets with their grills, chopping customers’ choice of meat (chicken, beef, lamb), seasoning, and grilling it in front of them. Sauce is a combination of onions, mustard, black pepper and jimbo/maggie.

It is most commonly served on a brown paper bag to catch the drippings. You can eat it in a soft tapalapa bread or with rice (less likely).   

Afra is also popular dish for beach and birthday parties.  

My Magazine - MENU

Get The Latest Updates

Subscribe To Our Magazine

No spam, notifications only about new issues.


Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on linkedin

Other Articles

Gambian Sounds: Kebba Jali Conteh

We really enjoyed interviewing a musician Jali Omar Kebba Conteh. He is a griot and the leader of Foroyaa Band. Since he was 8 years old, he was learning to play kora from his father who was a great kora player.

Read More »

Yaws Fashion Corner: Sustainable Fashion Show

I am filled with so much honor for volunteering to do this noble work for My Gambia Magazine where I will be featuring a lot of Gambian and African fashion, designers and fashion events. This is pretty special to me as it marks another beginning of a new Chapter/Era wherein our drive is to scale up the fashion industry along as we move to next chapter.

Read More »

Cozy’s Blog: My body, my decision

We all know and love Gambia for many reasons, but most of all for the people. We love their friendliness and willingness to engage in conversation with anyone at any moment. Whilst this is wonderful, it can also be shocking and surprising to suddenly be confronted with bluntness about certain things… namely the issue of body size.

Read More »
error: Content is protected !!