"Shito...It's like our Frank's Hot Sauce." Ghanaian Pop Up Comes to Cambridge.
Updated: May 7, 2019
We are so excited that the pop up restaurant The Chop Bar is coming to Cambridge, MA. The Chop Bar, headed by Chef Kwasi Kwaa, features Ghanaian food inspired by the delicious tiny road side restaurants throughout Ghana. Today's Boston Globe features a great interview with Chef Kwaa where he talks about his background, Ghana food, The Chop Bar, and the restaurant industry overall. Our favorite quote of the article - the one that mentions Shito obviously:
"Who was your most memorable customer? We used to do a pop-up at Dudley Café, and a woman showed up. I can’t remember her name, but she loved our sauce. The next pop-up, she brought a pint container and wanted the sauce to take home. We had a quart left, and we sent her home with it. It was a fish sauce, a fermented fish sauce, shito. A lot of African countries use it. It’s very common in Ghana; we serve it with everything. It’s like our Frank’s Red Hot."
We encourage everyone to check out The Chop Bar which will pop up (with a five course menu) on April 29th at Parsnip in Cambridge. Get tickets here. We will see you there!!