Many Nigerians would probably have collapsed or developed stomach ulcer if not for the help of the various street foods which are not only cheap but tasty. There are some Nigerians who do not own a stove or hasn’t used one in a while because of their total dependence on street food for survive. Anyone who has lived in Nigeria, at one point or the other must have had cause to patronize a street food vendor. Date360ng in this piece puts together 11 of those types of food….
Akara: Also known as bean cake is deep fried beans ball made with grounded beans, pepper, onions and other spices. It can be eaten with bread or garri.
Abacha: Also known as African Salad, is made with dried shredded cassava, pumpkin leaves (Ugwu), pepper, onions, palm oil and other ingredients. Traditionally an Igbo food but loved by Igbos and other Nigerians.
Boli and groundnut: Roasted plantain and groundnut is one street food everyone loves. In fact the thought of it alone, makes anyone hungry.
Ewa Agoyin and Agege bread: The women who cook the sauce poured ontop of the ewa Agoyin, should win a noble price; they are the real MVP. Ewa Agoyin is a delicious cooked beans served with spicy stew which can be eaten alone as well as with bread or boiled yam.
Suya: Who doesn’t love the popular barbecued meat done mostly by Hausas? It could be made with fish or chicken. With cabbage and onions and black pepper, all you need is a cold bottle of your favourite drink to land in heaven.
Roasted or cooked corn: Although corn or maize is a seasonal food in Nigeria, the love for this street food isn’t. As soon as it comes into season, every nook and cranny of Nigeria is filled with it. You either find it boiled or roasted. You can eat it with coconut or pear.
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