Nigeria is known to be a country with different cultures and an amazing cuisine.
Nigerian cuisine is known for being delicious and spicy. Spices, herbs, palm oil, and vegetable oil are commonly used in Nigerian cooking.
Here are some Nigerian foods you should definitely try out.
Moi Moi which is also known as bean pudding, is a Nigerian food made from a mixture of blended black- eyed peas or beans, peppers, onions, and spices. Moi moi can be cooked with pans, leaves, or nylon, but the one cooked with leaves tastes different. Moi moi contains proteins like eggs, fish, or crayfish, which gives it an amazing taste. Moi moi can be served with rice or eaten with bread.
Jollof rice is a common food in Nigeria and it’s the most common meal served at parties. Jollof rice is made from pepper, tomato paste, onion, and spices. Jollof rice is a very rich and tasty Nigerian food. It can be served with moimoi, proteins, plantain or coleslaw.
Nkwobi is a delicious Nigerian food made from cow leg, and it is mixed with palm oil. It is mostly sold at beer parlors and restaurants. Although it is frequently confused with Isi Ewu, Isi Ewu is prepared with a goat head.
Pepper soup is a spicy and watery Nigerian dish made from peppers. It is a delicacy mostly sold at bars, and it’s eaten nationwide. Pepper soup can be made with chicken, goat meat, catfish, or oxtail.
Yam porridge is also known as asaro. It is a special type of mashed yam porridge eaten by the Yoruba people of Nigeria. It is very quick and easy to make.
Egusi soup is a soup made from egusi seeds, vegetables, pepper, and other ingredients. It can be eaten with swallows like amala, eba, semo, fufu, or pounded yam.
Pounded yam is a popular Nigerian dish made from mashed yams. It is very smooth and tasty, but it is often referred to as a heavy meal. Pounded yam is mostly eaten with egusi soup, but it can also be eaten with ogbono soup or ego riro.