Relationship: Im/migrant
This is a traditional dish from Uganda
This is a traditional dish from Uganda

Enyasa is an ancient food from the northwest part of Uganda among the lugbara tribe. It is a soft dish that is made with cassava flour, sorghum or millet and hot boiling water and then mixed and eaten with cooked onya (white ants) and nyaka (termites). When my dad first gave me this food I was seven years old and every time I see enyasa I can still smell and taste it like dad has just cooked it.  Every time I went to a special occasion like a wedding, birthday or Uganda Mater’s Day, they would not miss to serve it.  Enyasa makes me feel unique and close to my tribe, culture, origin and my traditions. It is very important to me because it has been passed down for generations in our family. As my mom always said, ”one frog spoils the water," which means if you put too much of something in it,  it will spoil the dish just like in life.

Place(s): Uganda
Year: 2018

– Hayley

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