We recently made a quiz about identifying Nigerian soups and while taking it, I had an epiphany. Even though a lot of Nigerian soups are great, there are some that are just terrible. Like, these are the soups that you taste and immediately know that Beelzebub was feeling particularly evil the day he made their recipes.
“Humans are going to hate this so much.”
1) Gbegiri Soup
Is this soup or custard? No one can tell. The best you can do is hope that you’re not mistakenly served Hollandia banana-flavoured custard with your amala. Also, I found out recently that the reason it looks like baby poop is because it’s made with overcooked beans.
2) Ewedu Soup
Look at this. Look at this and tell me it doesn’t look like gutter water. TELL ME THAT WHAT IS IN THAT PLATE ISN’T ALGAE!
3) Afang Soup
Afang is on this list for the crime of containing periwinkles. Food shouldn’t be light blue. It’s unnatural. Then there are the psychopaths that add periwinkles but leave them in their hard as hell shells, ensuring that anyone who eats the soup has the absolute worst time having to suck them out of the shells (if they don’t chip their teeth mistakenly biting down on them first).
4) Miyan Kuka Soup
Looks like saw dust in water. Can not deal.