Nigeria, just like many other west african countries, has a wide range of delicacies that not just only appeal to the taste bud but also supplies the body with nutrients. We present to you, our 5 most appealing Nigerian meals.

  1. Pounded Yam

Pounded yam, made from soft succulent yam, is considered king of food to the Yoruba people of Western Nigeria, people from the Eastern part of the country also enjoy the meal but it is more common to the Yorubas. Pounded yam can be eaten with varieties of soup such as egusi, ogbono, okra, vegetable and afang. 

  1. Akara

Akara is bean paste fried in groundnut or palm oil. The Northerners call it Kosai , and it is a common roadside food in every part of the country.

  1. Tuwo Shinkafa

“Tuwo Shinkafa” as named by the Hausas, is simply “Mashed Rice”. It is prepared by boiling rice to tenderness and mashing it into semi-liquid form and then enjoyed with bean soup, mian kuka, miyan kardadhi etc.

  1. Okpa

Okpa is made from Bambara nuts and is processed just like moi-moi. Okpa is a common delicacy to the Enugu people in the Eastern region of Nigeria. 

  1. Jollof Rice

Saving the best for last; Jollof rice has to be the most common food in not just Nigeria but in many of the West African countries. There is actually as serious competition as to which of Nigeria or Ghana has the best jollof. Well, you can start by going on a jollof tour in both countries and we’ll be waiting for you to give us your final verdict.