8 Nigerian foods the rest of the world should know about

Our mouths are watering just looking at these pictures.

1.  Suya

Put simply, this is usually an assortment of skewered meat seasoned with a spice called Suya and then barbecued.  We as Nigerian’s don’t do things in half measures as you can see from the image below 🙂

nigerian suya

2. Jollof Rice

Jollof is eaten all over west Africa and actually derives from Senegal where it is called Wolof rice. Jollof rice is made with tomatoes, tomato paste, onions, salt, spices (such as nutmeg, ginger, pepper, and cumin) and chilli peppers, and is cooked in a stock. Mmmmm!

jollof rice

3. Fried Dodo (Plantain)

fried dodo

4. Pepper Soup

Nigerian’s usually go to restaurants to eat pepper soup as it is believed to be prepared with “secret” ingredients that only the “kitchen mamma” knows. You get different kinds of pepper soup including chicken, goat, cow foot, and catfish pepper soup known as Point & Kill.

pepper soup

5. Banga

A palm fruit-based soup that is most popular in the Delta region, and particularly amongst the Urhobo ethnic group. What makes this soup so delicious is the mixture of the palm fruit and the shellfish which creates a really intense flavour.

banga soup

6. Deep fried Yams

deep fried yams

7. Ewa Agoyin

This is plain cooked beans served with tomato and pepper stew

ewa agoyin

8. Puff Puff

Deep fried dough balls served with a light sprinkling of icing sugar, these make for a great dessert or snack.

puff puff

What’s your favourite Nigerian dish?


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