One thing I know about Africans is that they DO NOT MESS WITH THEIR FOOD!!!! (Lol)
Seriously though,whenever Africans leave their home country for another one,the first thing they do is seek out some “home food”. They are greatly distressed when they are unable to satisfy the need for “home food”.
This blog post is prompted by the memory of my last trip to the continent, Nigeria to be precise, and the gusto with which I guzzled different types of delicacies found there. I took pictures and uploaded to my Facebook page and also tagged my poor friends who were far away from home, the sole aim of which was to torment them (hehehe).
So this is just some of the food items I took photos of that I personally ate ?
Let this remind us all of the good things about being at home.
ISI EWU IN A WOODEN BOWL ( HEAD OF GOAT IN A VERY WELL SPICED PALM OIL SAUCE,WITH NATIVE HERBS)
THIS IS SOMETHING CALLED “CHICKEN NGWO-NGWO”, WHICH IS BASICALLY CHICKEN IN VERY WELL SPICED PALM OIL SAUCE AND “UGBA” (I don’t know the English translation for that!).Trust me, this is very tasty and I hadn’t heard about it before I got back to Nigeria. This was served in a clay pot.
Now,this is “Gala”, a road side snack that has been around since forever!!! I mean,I can remember these being sold in traffic when I was a child,and I’m sure they are still being sold in traffic at the time anyone of you is reading this. I bought this one to taste and it pretty much tastes the same. Sadly,it costs so much more now. I cannot vouch for the health safety standards of this snack though, do not eat if you’ve got a weak stomach! It’s tasty though ?
THIS IS SUYA!!!!!!
Gosh,can you see how juicy the meat looks,even in this picture! There are different types of suya,beef,chicken, kidney,liver,etc. Basically,suya is barbequed meat and is heavily spiced with native spices that are indigenous to the northern peoples of Nigeria. This picture is of a mixture of beef and kidney suya. Very tasty,I tell you.
So now I have taken you down memory lane of “home food”, go out and get some. Food is a very big part of African culture,patronize your local African shop or restaurant. If you don’t know where it is,you can check our business listing for one close to you. Enjoy!