It’s Friday my beautiful explorers.
welcome to a new beginning with MTS. On today’s post, i will be sharing with you 10 most popular foods in Lagos, Nigeria. Some months back i think i made a post about street food already but this is like an updated version of that post.
Also read: Food |Top 6 Lovely Street Foods in Nigeria
Who doesn’t like food?
10 MOST POPULAR FOOD IN LAGOS
AMALA & EWEDU
Amala is actually made from fermented yam. Ewedu elegusi (Jute + melon seed) is a yoruba dish that is traditionally served with Gbegiri (beans soup) and or palm oil based stew. Most local restaurants in the west (called Buka) often have this combination on their menu. This food is delicious and trust me, you will definitely come back for more.
Suya is a spicy meat skewer which is a popular food item in West Africa. It is traditionally prepared by the Hausa people of northern Cameroon, Nigeria, Niger, Ghana, and some parts of Sudan. Suya is generally made with skewered beef, ram, or chicken. Innards such as kidney, liver and tripe are also used. Suya can be eaten with garri, noodles while some take with beer. The funniest thing about this chops is that it is majorly available in the night.
ABACHA (African Salad)
African salad is a delicious Nigerian meal that is native to the ndi Igbo (people of Igbo). It is made with dried shredded cassava(Abacha) and fermented oil bean seeds(Ugba or Ukpaka). It can be dished with fried fish, meat or assorted meat.
Tuwo Shinkafa is a northern Nigerian fufu recipe that is prepared with the soft rice variety. It is usually served with Northern Nigerian soups: Miyan Kuka, Miyan Taushe etc. It is a thick pudding prepared from a local rice that is soft and sticky.
Indomie is a unique brand of Instant Noodles, loved by a majority of Nigerians. Outside its main manufacturing plants in Indonesia, Indomie is also produced in Nigeria since 1995 where it is a popular brand and has the largest instant noodle manufacturing plant in Africa. Indomie noodles comes in a variety of brands and flavors. Indomie is loved by so many and can be prepared with lots of things like vegetables.
Shawarma is a dish in Middle Eastern cuisine consisting of meat cut into thin slices, stacked in a cone-like shape, and roasted on a slowly-turning vertical rotisserie or spit. Originally made of lamb or mutton, today’s shawarma may also be chicken, turkey, beef, or veal. Shawarma was imported into Nigeria by the Lebanese but today, more Nigerians eat Shawarma than the Lebanese.
Pizza is a savory dish of Italian origin, consisting of a usually round, flattened base of leavened wheat-based dough topped with tomatoes, cheese, and various other ingredients baked at a high temperature, traditionally in a wood-fired oven. Pizza is usually cut into wedges to be eaten while held in the hand. Pizza places in Lagos, such as Debonairs pizza, domino pizza and Milano Pizza and Shawarma offer great options for getting pizza delivery in Lagos that is perfect for watching a favorite sport or celebrating a special event.
OFADA RICE & STEW
Ofada sauce/stew is one of the most sought after Nigerian delicasy. Ofada rice is a popular Nigerian rice variety. It is also called Unpolished rice as it is rice in it’s natural state and without genetic modification. It is very healthy and much more healthier than white rice and is identified as Brown rice. Ofada rice is notorious for its dirtiness and stone contents though the quality has improved tremendously in recent times, it contains less dirt or stone. Ofada Stew is a popular Nigerian Stew peculiar to the Yoruba tribe of Western Nigeria though now enjoyed by other tribes as well. The stew ontains lots of assorted meat, fish and lot more.
Soaking garri has become so popular that it’s Garri is rich in high fibre content which helps in the digestive health. Garri can be soaked in cold water with milk to make it creamy, and when consumed the fibre no longer seen as student’s food. Who doesn’t love soaked garri in chill water when the weather is hot. you can get creative with your garri by adding groundnut, milk, sugar, ice block and can be consumed with akara, suya, fried meat, fried or smoked fish and lot more.
THE LAGOS SURVIVING KIT
This is the almighty fried combination of the typical surviving food in Lagos. It includes Akara, fried yam and potato, fired plantain, Fried water yam, fried fish, pepper ponmo, and also the surviving kits of moi moi and pap or custard, boli which is roasted plantain with groundnut and also boiled corn or roasted corn, roasted or boiled pear and i’m allowed to add small chops.
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