In Nigeria, we have an uncountable number of delicious soups and as a tourist, you are spoilt for choices. Soups are very important in Nigeria as they are usually served alongside swallows like Eba, Amala, Fufu, and Semo. And in this post I’ll be sharing top 5 tasty nigerian soups you need not miss as a tourist in wherever you may find yourself in Nigeria. See the list below..
Edikang Ikong soup is native to the people from Akwa Ibom and Cross River states. It is prepared with a lot of pumpkin leaves, .water leaves and assorted meat as well as beef. It is quite nourishing.
Bitter leaf soup (Ofe Onugbu)
Bitter leaf soup (Ofe Onugbu) Bitter leaf soup is very popular in Eastern Nigeria. The name bitter leaf soup can discourage you from eating it. This is not the case as the traces of bitterness is removed by squeezing and washing the leaves several times. Several studies has shown that bitter leaf has several health benefits a very significant effect of sperm cells and by extension fertility
Efo Riro is a rich vegetable soup that is widely prepared among the Yorubas. The vegetables that can be used to cook this soup is Efo shoko (Green Amaranth). If this is not available you can simply use spinach.
This soup is made from baobab leaves. It is mostly eaten in Northern Nigeria. Hence, when you find yourself in that region, make sure you have a plate of Miyan Kuka with Tuwo Shinkafa (mashed rice).
Abak Atama Soup is a delicious soup popular amongst the Ibibios of Akwa Ibom. The name is derived from the two main ingredients- Palm Fruit Concentrate (Abak) and Atama Leaves.
(However. note that everyone has their different cooking methods, so obviously, the soup can’t look exactly like in the pictures but possibly could…)