Every country is unique for its culture or lifestyle, food is indelible in the cultural setting of any place in the world ..
Nigeria stands tall as a great country in West Africa, if not it’s giant, and one of the most interesting thing about Nigeria is their delicacies, irresistible ones at that not minding where you come from.
Their variety of delicacies is undoubted because it is a multi-ethnic and multicultural country.
Below are what can be best described as the top ten best Nigerian foods, these foods have this credit because they are not relegated to or appreciated by any particular culture, yes! They are just a “taste of heaven” irrespective of where you’re from. Let’s have a look
The sound of it brings joy to the faces of many, especially in parties and other ceremonies. No celebration is complete without JOLLOF rice gracing the tables of the guests. Made basically with white rice, tomatoes, red or groundnut oil, onion’s and red pepper it’s always decorated best with beef or chicken and vegetables..it’s as nutritious as it is tasty .it’s a mouthwatering food, easy and affordable to make too. Visit a Nigerian home and let them blow your mind with tasty JOLLOF RICE.
Obviously the best when it comes to swallow. It is undoubtedly a nutritious recipe made of melon seeds it is highly rich in protein and fat, it’s basic ingredients are ground melon seeds, stockfish, palm oil, seasoning cubes, ogiri(local Maggi), osu, Onion, pepper, crayfish, and beef or chicken.
Best eaten with pounded yam, Amala, or starch, it’s a food for all, it’s look is gracious when well prepared with green vegetables like Ugu.
If you have ever tasted this Nigerian dish, You will salivate at the sound of it.
A rare combo of cowleg, oil, potash, seasoning cubes, salt, pepper, and uziza leaves crowned with ugba. It’s a finger-licking dish that you will live to long for.
Hot porridge yam is a Nigerian food literally “with the sauce”
It has a way of providing a yummy atmosphere around itself which gives it the name porridge.
Boiling yam with red oil, tomatoes, fish, onion, and other ingredients and stirring it in the process creates this delicacy, decorated with green vegetables and can also be flavoured with ogiri.
Beans and plantain
This combination after having a taste of it, you can’t but wonder who invented it,
It’s one of a kind. It’s either cooked plantain and beans or roasted plantain and. The later wins the competition anytime although the former is also a delight. It is cooked with fish, meat, vegetables, red oil, onion, and other ingredients.
Any restaurant without Banga stew in Nigeria is incomplete. Eaten with rice or beans, it is made using palm fruits. It has an alluring aroma that is in sync with its taste, best cooked with scent leaf, it is a delicacy you just can’t get enough of.
Mostly regarded as food for the rich in Nigeria, but on the contrary, it’s very affordable, it’s uniqueness stems from the fact that it’s cooked without red oil and is mostly accompanied by chicken, fresh fish or goat meat and other condiments, some tribes add yam to thicken it. It has a tempting look and is very delicious.
Breadfruit dish, highly nutritious and tasty is a Nigerian food that has no enemy, though hardly seen probably because of the processing difficulty of breadfruit seeds.
The taste is better experienced than imagined especially when it is prepared with dry fish or stockfish.
This can either be cooked or fried tomatoes, either way, it’s a delight, although I would go for the fried one any time but the former is also tasty.
It Can be eaten with carrots, green beans, vegetables, chicken, etc
The sound of it gladdens the heart of any Nigerian whether you’re Ill or healthy, you can never reject Nigerian pepper soup ..asides the enormous pepper in it which keep you activated throughout the meal in almost all parts of your body, the tasty soup made with uziza, uda, onion, seasoning cubes and Goat meat or beef as the case maybe is just a “come again experience”.
Nigeria is indeed blessed ,one cannot help but have a taste of these delicacies and appreciate that fact!!