Popular Nigerian street foods are the most delicious food; and lots of people prefer street foods to what they make in their homes.
The varieties of Nigerian food have local taste, and makes one to always crave for Nigerian street foods.
Street food in Nigeria isn’t just delicious but freshly made; as buyers are always available.
There are many types of street foods in Nigeria, but we will be discussing five popular street foods in Nigeria.
Akara (Bean Cake)
Bean cake popularly known as akara is a very delicious and popular Nigerian street foods; made from beans and very easy to make. Akara is beans that has gone through a grinding process to make a paste with other ingredients before the frying is done. The love for akara in Nigeria, cannot be over emphasized. Akara is the most popular street food and can be found anywhere in Nigeria. It is best consumed hot, with slices of bread or taken with pap. Akara is highly nutritious and is classified as a good source of protein.
Okpa (Bambara cake)
Okpa is another popular Nigerian Street Foods, and can be found mostly in the eastern part of Nigeria. Okpa proceeds from bambara nuts; it has gone through a series of processes. This particular street food has a strict method of preparation; this is one of the important reasons, people prefer to patronise the professional street cook than making it themselves.
Pepper, salt and oil are the only ingredients used in the preparation of okpa. Okpa has a local taste and one can never get tired of eating it.
Bole (Roasted Plantain)
Bole simply means roasted plantain and pepper sauce. This is another street food that Nigerians and foreigners are never tired of eating. This particular street food that is widely eaten by all tribes in Nigeria. It is an expensive street food. Bole is made up of roasted plantain, red oil sauce, pepper, onion, salt and roasted fish. Bole is a street food, loved by all.
Make sure you’ve a taste of Bole, once you visit Nigeria, you wouldn’t want to leave.
Roasted Corn and Pear
Roasted corn and pear is a common Nigerian street food in all parts of Nigeria. Corn and pear is a seasonal food in Nigeria. People eat corn and pear mostly in the evening as a snack, to unwind, after the day’s activities.
Suya is a beef barbecue and a popular Nigerian street food. It is a roasted steak, and usually done in the evening; as people use this particular street food to unwind after the day’s activities. Suya is spicy and the key ingredient is ‘yaji’- condiment made of ginger, pepper and seasoning cubes. Suya has a different taste from the home made roasted meat. Everyone loves suya and no one can resist the taste of a well prepared suya.
It is time you plan a trip to Nigeria and when you arrive; visit this site for a proper reminder of these unique popular Nigerian street foods.