Chop’s food in Ghana; as in “I’m going to a chop bar” to get jollof rice. Chop bars are make-shift roadsiderestaurants found all over Ghana. The food is simple, delicious and cheap. A plate of jollof rice with a piece of fish and tomato stew can go as low as 2 US dollars. Chop bars is how you take care of the food bill when you are travelling on a budget.
The brown blob is called shito. The hot condiment is made with dried shrimp, onion, garlic and lots of chillie crushed and pounded until fine and cooked in (lots) of oil.