A man who purportedly hails from China has invented a fufu pounding machine in a new video making rounds on the internet.
Fufu is a popular staple across West Africa, particularly Ghana and Nigeria. It’s also popular in Western and Central African countries and, due to African migration, in the Caribbean as well.
It consists of starchy foods—such as cassava, yams, or plantains—that have been boiled, pounded, and rounded into balls; the pounding process, which typically involves a mortar and pestle, can be laborious.
Fufu is often dipped into sauces or eaten with stews of meat, fish, or vegetables.
The preparation is often tedious as it involves a person using a pestle to crush the cassava and plantain mixed together in a mortar.
Fortunately, it seems this Chinese man has simplified the process with his new invention. Watch how he demonstrates its usage.
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