While touring internationally, Bisa Kdei likes to bring a few items that keep him calm and remind him of his home country, Ghana.

“I like tea — mint tea, to be precise. I also like some snacks. I don’t mind plantain chips,” Kdei reveals in this episode of Herbal Tea & White Sofas. If he can’t get access to mint tea, he opts for apple juice. “It acts the same as the tea: it calms me down. I need something sweet in my throat.”

Kdei recalls how common it is to see plantain chips in Ghana — around the town or within his home. “You can find it on the streets, wherever you go. Wherever you’re driving, they’ll rush to your car and offer you plantain chips. It’s beautiful in the streets,” Kdei explains.

During his childhood, Kdei wasn’t very fond of his mother’s homemade snack until he repeatedly fell sick and realized the healing benefits of plantains. “As soon as I started eating healthy, I started getting better, so it became a norm,” Kdei said.

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Bisa Kdei
Bisa Kdei. Photo Credit: Folajimi Famosaya.

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