“I live on good soup, not on fine words”- Moliere

When it comes to food, I believe Nigeria has one of the best cuisines in the world. The many ethnic groups in the country make it possible for one to see plenty varieties of mouthwatering dishes especially soups and stews. Our passion for soups show in the way we eat them with reckless abandon using bare hands with our favourite swallow.

These are some of Nigeria’s most delicious soup recipes.

  1. Efo Riro: This is one of the most loved soups in Nigeria. It is very easy to prepare. Some people even believe the easiest way a woman can “get” a man is to cook Efo Riro for him. LOL.
  2. Efo Elegusi: This soup is popular amongst Yorubas and Igbos. A combo of leafy vegetables and grounded melon seeds. You’d find it served in owambe parties.
  3. Ogbonno: Some people call it draw soup. It has a slimy texture and goes straight into your tummy.
  4. Okro: Okro, because of its high dietary fiber content is one of the healthiest soups you can eat. Okro is very ideal for bowel movement.
  5. Afang: It is very popular among the Efik people of Nigeria.
  6. Oha: Here’s another slimy kind of soup, popular in the eastern part of Nigeria.
  7. Gbegiri: Also called beans soup, it is usually eaten with Ewedu (Jute). A combo of Gbegiri and Ewedu is called Abula amongst the Yorubas.
  8. Groundnut Soup: The Hausas in Nigeria love this soup.
  9. Edikainkong: Ah, I dare not include this one. This soup with the seven lives is common amongst the Calabars.
  10. Bitter Leaf Soup: This slightly bitter soup is highly nutritious and medicinal.

So, these are the popular soups in Nigeria. Did I miss anyone? Let’s know in the comment box.


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