One morning in a posh hotel breakfast room, a guest called over the head waiter.
“Good morning, sir! I’d like to order two boiled eggs, one of them so undercooked that it’s runny, and the other so overcooked that it’s tough. I also want some rubbery bacon, burnt toast, and butter that’s so cold it’s impossible to spread. Finally, I’ll have a pot of extra-weak coffee, served at room temperature.”
The bewildered waiter almost stuttered. “Sir! We cannot serve such an awful breakfast to you here!”
“Why not?” the guest replied. “That’s what I got here yesterday!”
I didn’t even know this had a name.
Shitto Sauce: Ghana
What’s the big deal? It’s a hotly spiced pepper sauce that’s made with fermented fish and has an illustration of brown liquid in a bowl. What else would it be called? Sure, the Ghanaians added the words “country style” to make the boss-man happy, but they know truth in advertising when they see it. If anyone’s laughing the hardest, it’s them. (Also bottlers of Pee Cola. Shitto should not be confused with Japan’s Cream Colon)