Most popular Nigerian dishes


Nigeria, Nigeria Nigeria. Nigeria is a country that is known for its elaborate culture, food, lifestyle and traditions. We can’t talk about Nigeria without talking about its many delicacies. Food is a thing that Nigeria has in abundance, ranging from traditional food to street food, Nigeria has it all. Unknown to many, most Nigerian foods have hereditary backgrounds and weren’t just put or added to the menu randomly. In this article from Naijassador, we explore the various Nigerian delicacies

Jollof Rice aka the party owner

Jollof rice is a well-loved dish made with rice, tomatoes, onions, and a blend of spices. Jollof rice is the party owner at social gatherings and celebrations, and an event can never be regarded as complete or hot without jollof rice and very big meat or chicken.

Egusi Soup


Now this is mostly the best combo with eba, fufu, pounded yam or semo. It’s for the swallow lovers. Egusi soup is a flavorful savoury soup made with grounded melon seeds, leafy greens (ugu), and various meats or fish. It is often served with fufu or pounded yam.

Bitter leaf soup

Anambra kwe nu! This is another banging soup from the Anambra people. This soup is regarded as the soup of “better soup na money kill am”. It’s not just rich in flavour but is garnished with a lot of fish, such as stock fish, dry fish fresh fish. To crown it all up beef is also added to it.


Suya is a popular street food consisting of skewered and grilled spicy meat, often served with sliced onions, cabbage, and spicy chilli. It’s also regarded as the top street food for the lovers at night. The girly girls type of treat.

Pounded Yam

Pounded yam starchy side dish made by pounding yam into a smooth, stretchy consistency. It is typically served with various soups and stews.


Akara, bean cake is a  deep-fried food made from peeled and blended beans, seasoned with onions, peppers, and spices. Akara is a popular breakfast or snack option, with the perfect combo of pap or custard.

Moi Moi

A different way beans lover enjoys their beans. Moi moi is a steamed bean pudding made from grounded and peeled beans mixed with peppers, onions, and spices, and often cooked in banana leaves, a plastic plate or nylon.

Pepper Soup

A delicacy for the late-night chills. Pepper soup is a spicy and aromatic soup made with assorted meats or fish, flavoured with local spices like uziza, utazi, and scent leaves.

Puff Puff

Puff puff is a sweet, deep-fried dough ball made from a simple batter of flour, sugar, yeast, and water. They are a popular street snack or party food.

Nigeria is rich with food and delicacies from diverse culinary traditions and states. These cultures have a wide variety of delicious foods and delicacies that reflect the country’s cultural diversity.


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