Unpopular opinion: Stop adding unnecessary things to amasi
For years, social media users in the country have been engaging in a quarrel over how best to serve and enjoy amasi (maas).
Some say it is best enjoyed with sugar and some say it is best enjoyed without sugar. Others prefer it with cream, while some believe that adding powdered milk and coffee creamer makes amasi taste better.
Let me be upfront on where I stand: amasi is best enjoyed without sugar. Sugar is not meant to be put in amasi, it just messes up the meal. It's like those people who put sugar into cereal. What is the point?
And before you say I mustn't knock it before I have tried it. Don't. I have tasted amasi with sugar and it tasted awful.
There is a statement I once came across that read, “people who eat amasi with sugar are less African.” It was funny, but of course I don't agree with that.
For me, it is not a case of being less African or whatnot, but sugar spoils the rich taste of amasi. Why buy something sour and then you want to put your own ingredients to make it sweet? What is the point?
Anyway, I thought this was the only weird thing people do with amasi until this week when I was introduced to more. Not only do people combine sugar with amasi, but they also have the food staple with Oreos, Ultramel, and tomato sauce.
Below are some of people’s reactions to the combinations.
After 5 years of being with her i just found out she eats amasi with sugar, those grounds warrant a break up right? pic.twitter.com/RasObJvumi— Chris ❄ (@ChrisNhlanhla) April 28, 2020
Wait no, whhhhaaaaaaaattt!? Amasi with oreos?? pic.twitter.com/jq91FNgET9— TheMathenjwaQueen!💎 (@Slethomathenjwa) November 26, 2019
Amasi with Tomato sauce was like Nooo 🤢 and someone on the comment section said she adds atchar. pic.twitter.com/6vnSSOmHZz— 𝙱𝚑𝚞𝚝’𝙻𝚕𝚘𝚢𝚍 (@LloydMsingelwa) April 28, 2020
Are you brave enough to try any of these combinations? Which one are you brave enough to try?