In Cotonou and throughout the south of the country, corn dough is the staple of Beninese cuisine. One of the best-known culinary specialties is akassa: it is a fermented corn dough with a sauce made of tomatoes, onions, fish and peppers. Amiwo, also called "red dough", is also a traditional dish that normally serves as a side dish: it is a dough made from corn flour, prepared with tomatoes, onions, dried shrimp and oil. It is generally eaten with chicken precooked in a broth and then fried. On the sweet side, tévi, fried yam donuts, are a must. Do you want to transform your stay into a gourmet getaway? Then return to our 4-star hotel in Cotonou and head to our Golden Tulip restaurant to taste traditional dishes and Beninese specialties and have a delicious time.