Kyinkyinga is a grilled meat skewer or kebab that is common and popular in West Africa.[1][2] Kyinkyinga is a Ghanian dish, very similar to or synonymous with the Hausa suya kebab, also known as sooya, tsinga, chichinga, tsire agashi, chachanga or tankora.[3][4][5]

It is prepared by coating the meat in tankora powder, a mixture of ground seasonings including dried hot peppers, ginger, and other spices, and peanut flour. The meat is then threaded onto a skewer, often interspersed with onions and bell peppers, then grilled.[3] It has been described as a staple street food in Ghana.[6]

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  1. ^ Raichlen, S. (2015). Planet Barbecue!: 309 Recipes, 60 Countries. Workman Publishing Company. p. 38. ISBN 978-0-7611-6447-0. Retrieved May 23, 2016. 
  2. ^ Raichlen, S.; Fink, B. (2008). The Barbecue! Bible. Workman Pub. pp. 157–158. ISBN 978-0-7611-4943-9. Retrieved May 23, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Osseo-Asare, Fran (2005). Food culture in sub-Saharan Africa. Greenwood Press. p. 41. OCLC 58527114. 
  4. ^ Dako, Kari (2003). Ghanaianisms : a glossary. Accra: Ghana Universities Press. pp. 59, 201. ISBN 9789964303013. OCLC 53432897. 
  5. ^ Adjonyoh, Zoe (2017). Zoe's Ghana Kitchen. UK: Hachette. ISBN 9781784721985. 
  6. ^ Hafner, D. (1996). I was Never Here and this Never Happened: Tasty Bits & Spicy Tales from My Life. Ten Speed Press. pp. 53–54. ISBN 978-0-89815-641-6. Retrieved May 23, 2016.