Rahama African, Ghanaian in Woodbridge, VA

Aside from chains and maybe a few bars, Mexican and Ghanaian food seem to have a foothold in Woodbridge. I tried out Rahama for counter service, though there is a sign that warns you that it’s not fast food and to expect a wait.

From the large menu, we chose peanut soup with fufu and red red. Fufu is a typical African starchy blob with the sole purpose of soaking up food that is rich and liquidy, which in this case was a peanut soup with a ton of palm oil. It was a well crafted soup with some zippy spicing and a few chunks of bone with some meat barely clinging on.

The red red is an essential Ghanaian dish like a hearty pork n beans, made with cowpeas, palm oil, and tomato. It is served with plantains, some big chunks of dried meat with a thick bark on it , and a nice portion of fish with skin and bones. This was very carefully prepared food with a nice zing of cayenne and ginger. It looked beautiful and and tasted even better. The best Ghanaian meal I’ve had in a long time, and I will go back the next time I’m down there.