Nigerian Women Must Leave Pasta Alone and Try These 8 Other Meals

Ask a Lagos woman what she wants to eat and her first response is “I don’t know”. His next response is “…pasta”. I need us to take a little break and try some other meals. Starting with the meals of our beloved Nigeria, I have listed eight foods from different tribes across the country below. Try them and your life will never be the same again.

Ekpang Nkukwo

Ekpang Nkukwo is cocoyam porridge, and it is one of the traditional dishes of the people of Akwa Ibom and Cross River State. It is made from freshly grated taro wrapped in tender taro or ugu leaves. It’s a meal that can be very stressful and time-consuming to prepare yourself. So enjoy your next lunch/dinner and order ekpang, instead of ordering pasta for the third night in a row.

Gbanunu soup

Gbanunu soup is a traditional soup from Ondo state. There are no words to describe how delicious this soup is. Thinking about it, I’m looking for where I can order a plate today. Eat gbanunu with pounded yam or pupuru (cassava flour) which tastes like any other swallow.

Ji mmiri oku

You order pasta when there is hot yam chili soup? Ji Mmiri Oku is a traditional meal of the Igbo people, and it tastes amazing – a yam pepper soup that will take you to a whole other realm. Eat it on a rainy, cold day and experience it differently.

An interesting fact: in Igbo land, it is usually the first dish given to a woman immediately after childbirth. It is mainly prepared by her mother, who comes to take care of her during the first months after childbirth (Omugwo).

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Abanga

Abanga is an unripe plantain soup. A traditional dish of the people of Brass and Nembe in Bayelsa State. Eat it with palm oil and pepper soup with assorted seafood inside, if you want maximum enjoyment.

miyan taushe soup

Northern Nigerian food is not as popular as it should be, and we need to change that because it tastes good. Miyan Taushe (pumpkin soup) is the one I wish I could eat as often as possible. There’s just something about the flavors of the soup that makes it so delicious. It may have something to do with the combination of pumpkin and peanut. The soup can be eaten with tuwo (fufu rice) or any other type of swallow.

Ukang ukom

Another plantain porridge meal, but Efik edition. If you ever go to a wedding in Calabar, you will find this meal there. This is how the people of Lagos see Amala; a ceremony is not complete without Ukang Ukom on the menu. It shows you how special that food is and why more people need to eat it. I encourage you (read: order) to walk into a Calabar restaurant today and order this. Stop looking at the creamy pasta on the menu at this restaurant which will most likely only come with two small pieces of chicken.

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Afia effere soup

My first experience with afia efere (white soup) was when I visited a friend’s house and found her eating it. It is a popular soup among the Efik. Since that day, I have not looked back. Eat afia efere today and neither will you.

Ofe Onugbu

This is a very popular Igbo soup made from bitter leaf paste and cocoyam. It’s so interesting how something so delicious comes from something so bitter. I recommend this soup to everyone. To fully appreciate it, eat it with hot eba.


Now that the pasta has been processed, let’s look 7 meals you can eat on Sunday instead of rice