For the benefit of our readers that might not have had the privilege (yes, privilege) of sampling most of the amazing street foods Nigeria has to offer, we made a list of our favorites, that have rightfully become staples in most of our diets.
1. Corn and Ube (African Pear)
The corn could either be boiled
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Both are seriously awesome, and the ube is a necessity.
2. Boli (Roasted Plantain)
The Boli is either served with peppered sauce and fish (Port Harcourt Style).
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…or with groundnut (Lagos style).
— African Foodie (@african_foodie) September 2, 2015
To be completely honest, PH style is way better.
3. Ewa Agoyin
This is specially prepared beans served with really spicy stew.
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— Breakfast recipes (@recipebreakfast) July 28, 2015
paired with Agege bread, of course.
This is an eastern delicacy made of bambara nut flour.
— Owambe Style (@owambestyle) June 16, 2015
It’s really delicious.
5. Akara (Beans cake)
These are deep fried beans ball made out of grounded beans mixed with pepper, onions and other spices.
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It’s heaven with pap (that’s a whole other story).
This is barbecued meat, fish or chicken.
We think it goes best with garri, but that’s just us.
7. Abacha (African Salad)
It’s made primarily with dried shredded cassava.
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8. Moin Moin
This is cooked bean pudding made out of grounded peeled beans, onion and other spices.
You could either get it wrapped in a leaf or a plastic bag. The one in the leaf is usually better.
9. Puff Puff
This is a deep-fried snack made out of flour, sugar and yeast.
Sigh! So beautiful.
This is a deep-fried snack made from a paste of maize flour mixed with sugar and cassava or yam flour.
— NigerianFoods.com (@NigerianFoods) September 8, 2015
The crunchy goodness.
You can find most of them almost anywhere, a few of them might require some deeper searching, but they are all worth it. Now, don’t forget to share to make your friends and followers hungry.
Featured Image: Nigerian Food Channel