January is almost at a close and we have decided to share with you, our readers, the top 10 most popular foods in Nigeria so far in the year 2020. Nigeria is a place widely known to have people patronizing a particular dish due to either economic or cultural factors among many other lesser important factors. Below are the lists of foods, with images in no particular order. Be sure to let us know your preferred dish in the comment section below
Garri surely is a king disguised in a slave’s clothing. Due to its economical factor, it is widely taken all over Nigeria. “Garri does not have an advertisement, yet it sells rapidly,” says most Nigerians. The word Garri describes any powdery material, especially foodstuff, such as flour grains as defined by Wikipedia. Garri can either be taken as a drink with normal temp. water or mixed with hot water and turned to Eba, which is taken with different kinds of soup.
Jollof Rice is a popular dish, not only in Nigeria but for the majority of West Africa. It is a celebrity food so you can quite grab why it’s right up there. Economically, it’s not cheap to prepare nor buy as its other form, rice, and stew. Wikipedia defines Jollof rice, or Jollof, also known as Benachin in Wolof is a one-pot rice dish popular in many West African countries.
Suya is a very popular dish in Nigeria. usually eaten in the evening. Suya is a spicy meat skewer which is a popular food item in West Africa. Suya is generally made with skewered beef, ram, or chicken. Innards such as kidney, liver, and tripe are also used as defined by Wikipedia
Pepper soup. Ahh yes…! This is a peppery one. Naija Lingo defines pepper soup as a very spicy soup consisting of mainly goat, cow or chicken intestine. It is cheap or expensive based on the preparation or quality of ingredients used.
Ewa Agoyin is a street food commonly eaten in Lagos and other southern states of Nigeria. It is made up of cooked beans and pepper sauce. It is commonly eaten with barely ground pepper and tomato sauce which is very spicy, but peppery.
Abacha and Ugba
Abacha and Ugba which is also known as African Salad is a kind of dish which can also be taken as a snack. It is popular in the eastern part of Nigeria, specifically the Igbos.
Ofada rice is the local production of Nigeria. It differs from imported rice because of its special flavor. It is very economical compared to the imported rice
So which do you think is your number one and is there any you would like for us to add that was not included before? Let us know below