Igbo Foods That Will Leave You Craving for More

It is no news that the Igbos have one of the best food selections in Nigeria. Today, I will share with you  ten (10) mouth-watering food opt...

It is no news that the Igbos have one of the best food selections in Nigeria. Today, I will share with you ten (10) mouth-watering food options from the eastern part of our beloved country that will have you craving more!

1. Nkwobi


This is the "boss of the joint" when it comes to Eastern cuisine. It's cow foot cooked in a rich and spicy sauce that will make you forget your own name. Just be careful not to accidentally start mooing while enjoying this delicacy!

2. Ofe Akwu

Ofe Akwu

Ah, the famous palm nut soup! It's like a party in your mouth with its vibrant red colour and tantalizing aroma. One spoonful of this soup will have you doing a happy dance and exclaiming, "Akwu, you too sweet!"

3. Abacha and Ugba

Abacha, Ugba, fried fish and onion

Hold on to your taste buds because things are about to get crunchy and nutty! Abacha, also known as African salad, combined with ugba (ukpaka or oil bean) creates a unique blend of flavours that will leave you saying, "This combination na correct combination!"

4. Okpa


If you think you've seen it all, get ready for this steamed bean cake wrapped in leaves. It's like a surprise package that unfolds a burst of flavour with every bite. Don't be surprised if you start speaking in tongues after tasting this heavenly treat!

5. Oha Soup

Oha soup with ponmo

This soup is so good, it will make you slap your ancestors (but in a loving way). The combination of oha leaves, assorted meat, and other ingredients creates a symphony of flavours that will leave you saying, "My mouth don enter one chance with this soup!"

6. Akara


Forget about regular bean cakes; akara is the superhero version. Crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside, this deep-fried goodness will make you scream, "Akara, my love for you na die!"

7. Ukwa

Ukwa with fried panla fish

Imagine eating a meal that combines the nutty goodness of breadfruit and the spicy kick of palm oil. That's exactly what ukwa delivers. It's like a flavour explosion that will have you shouting, "Ukwa, you too sabi scatter taste buds!"

8. Nsala Soup

Nsala soup with catfish and stockfish

Prepare for a spicy, aromatic adventure with this delicious soup made with catfish and utazi leaves. One taste of the rich flavours, and you'll find yourself saying, "Nsala, you don enter my body, soul, and spirit!"

9. Onugbu Soup

Onugbu soup, wheat swallow, and stockfish

Bitterleaf soup, as the name suggests, has a bit of bitterness to it. But fear not, the bitterness is balanced with the right combination of ingredients that will have you saying, "Onugbu, you be better soup, no be bitter soup!"

10. Achicha

Achicha, Fried mackerel fish and sliced pumpkin leaves

This delight of a meal will have you popping with joy. Achicha is a refreshing dish made from dry cocoyam and can be prepared with akidi or fio fio. It can also be eaten alone when garnished with scent leaves. This particular one will make you say, "I fit chop this dish every day, no wahala!"

These ten delightful foods from the eastern part of Nigeria will tickle your taste buds and leave you in stitches. From the mighty nkwobi to the flavorful onugbu soup, each dish has its own unique charm and magic. So, if you're ever in the eastern part of Nigeria, don't miss the chance to try these delicious delicacies. Your taste buds will thank you, and your smile will be the secret ingredient that makes the experience even more enjoyable!



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Foodblog9ja: Igbo Foods That Will Leave You Craving for More
Igbo Foods That Will Leave You Craving for More
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