Given that Nigeria is located along the cost of West Africa, the nation favours eating local fish, meat, vegetables, and fruits. The most common cooking methods are boiling or deep-frying. Staples of a Nigerian diet are rice or starchy vegetables such as yam, cassava, sweet potatoes, and plantains. They also enjoy using hot chilli to give a nice kick to their dishes, and also use ghee in their cooking.
What to order?
Fufu: A staple in the Nigerian diet is grounded yam that has been mashed, steamed, and rolled into a ball.
Kpof kpof: Translated as ‘puff puff’, this is a deep-fried Nigerian fluffy snack, almost like savoury doughnut balls.
Jollof rice: This is a tomato rice dish commonly brought to parties or for Sunday family gatherings. It is slowly cooked, and is often served with meat such as chicken or fish.
Egusi soup: A thick stew-like soup with grounded melon seeds, and contains leafy vegetables and meat.
Where to eat?
1/501 King Street
Lat-Dior African Eatery
150 Enmore Lane