Nigeria in West Africa is home to a varied and vast culinary tradition. Foodies who love to look beyond the food near me can explore Nigerian cuisines and will not regret it.
Nigeria’s food combines a stream of cuisines from various ethnic groups. Nigerian cuisine is noted for its liberal spices and herbs alongside the use of palm oil or groundnut oil. As a result, the deeply-flavored sauces and soups have an enticing aroma.
Yam Pancakes and fried eggs make a great Nigerian breakfast. Yam Pancakes are very starchy and are served with stews, omelets, and scrambled eggs. It can also be made into a pottage dish for lunch comprising chunky and creamy tomato and pepper mashed with native soups.
Nigerian Goat meat pepper soup is the nation’s favorite thanks to the intense spicy flavor and the variegated meat, fish, or chicken used. The unforgettable taste comes from aromatic spices, garlic, onions, pepper, and ginger.
Garri is the king in Nigerian dishes, and a popular household food too. The cassava tubers are to form a fine flour. Garri when mixed with hot water becomes ‘Eba’, and is served with all kinds of stews and soups. It can also be eaten with beans or as a snack.
This a colorful delicacy covering rice, onions, tomatoes, chilies, and many other spices. It can be served with vegetables and meat, chicken, or fish. Jollof rice is an indispensable item on special occasions and social events.
This is a tomato-based beef stew served with rice or starchy vegetables. It is prepared meticulously with meat kept tender without allowing the sauce to get burnt. It is perfect as a cozy winter night meal.
This been cake tops in popularity and many Nigerians have it as breakfast as well. It is also popular street food and prominent in most families and social parties.
Suya is a popular barbequed delicacy eaten as a snack and made with fish or meat with a sprinkling of spices. The spices include ginger, peanuts, pepper, dried onions, and various stock flavors.
Made with local Afang leaves and water together with dried fish, meat, and snails, Afang soup is enjoyed across Nigeria and also by the diaspora. The meal is often served with Pounded yam, fufu, and Garri.
Moi Moi is a Nigerian steamed beans pudding made with egg, crayfish, corned beef, onions, and sardine. Moi Moi is served with other Nigerian dishes and can also be eaten solo as a snack.
Nkwobi is an Ibo delicacy prepared from spiced cow leg marinated in a flavored sauce of Utazi leaves and palm oil. It is widely available in major Nigerian cities.
This delicious Nigerian delicacy is made from special beans called Bambara nuts. The nuts are grounded into flour and mixed with hot water. The ingredients added are crayfish, pumpkin vegetables, palm oil, fresh pepper, and salt. It is very nutritious and delicious.