Djibouti Fah-Fah (Djibouti Soup)

A wonderful soup from Djibouti that is typically made with goat meat and served with canjeero flatbread.

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Djibouti
Keyword Djibouti faf-fah
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 383 kcal
Author International Cuisine


  • 1 1/2 lb. goat meat cubed (Beef or lamb could also be used)
  • 2 large potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 head of cabbage or kale finely sliced
  • 2 leeks finely sliced 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves finely sliced
  • 1 green chili finely chopped
  • 2 onions finely sliced
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 bunch coriander chopped


  1. Add the meat and all the vegetables to a pot.
  2. Cover with water and simmer gently for 20 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and coriander and top-up with 2 cups water.
  4. Allow to simmer for 40 minutes, until the meat is done.
  5. Serve in a soup bowl with canjeero for a delicious Djibouti meal!
Nutrition Facts
Djibouti Fah-Fah (Djibouti Soup)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 383 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 105mg35%
Sodium 175mg8%
Potassium 1373mg39%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 43g86%
Vitamin A 887IU18%
Vitamin C 65mg79%
Calcium 151mg15%
Iron 9mg50%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.