Friday, October 21, 2016

Popular Nigerian Dishes

Akanimo Udofia is a long-time leader within the Nigerian oil and gas industry. With extensive experience in forming partnerships and building businesses, he leverages his knowledge to handle overall strategy and growth at Desicon Engineering as the managing director and CEO. In his free time, Akanimo Udofia enjoys local Nigerian food.

As with most cuisines, Nigerian food has its own unique flavor and character. However, when many people think about the food in different countries, Nigerian food does not come to mind. The following are just a few of Nigeria’s more popular dishes:

-Tuwo shinkafa. Hailing from northern Nigeria, tuwo shinkafa is especially loved by the Hausa tribes. The dish is made up of soft rice paired with a spicy sauce and may also be served with a side of meat.

-Akara. Popular as a high-protein breakfast, snack, or side dish, akara are light, deep-fried fritters. They are made from beans, usually peeled brown beans, along with a mixture of blended onions and spices.

-Ewa agoyin. Another bean-based dish, ewa agoyin combines flavorful pepper sauce with cooked brown or white beans. It is often seen as a hot street food and originated from the Beninoise peoples.

-Moin moin. A protein-rich staple in Nigeria, moin moin is a cooked brown bean pudding. The vegan dish is made from a mixture of ground beans, palm oil, onions, and spices. It is steamed in banana leaves and can be customized to include small bits of meat or eggs.