Skewers and Soup at Suya Hut

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How best to describe something like tuwo (also known more commonly as fufu)? Starchy root vegetables like cassava or yams are pounded into a thick paste, which is then formed into a softball-sized round that looks and tastes like the raw dough used to make dumplings in a pot of good, old-fashioned chicken and dumplings. Depending on the vegetable used, tuwo can be very sticky and somewhat difficult to swallow (you aren't technically supposed to chew the stuff, although I usually do). PHOTOS BY TROY FIELDS