Street food is an essential part of the culture. It’s delicious, affordable, and widely available.
Beyond satisfying your cravings, street food has been a major means of survival, especially during hard times.
Here are 10 street foods that have been saving Nigerian lives.
Suya is grilled beef or ram with onions, cucumbers, cabbage, tomatoes, peppers, and cabbage. It’s typically served in old newspapers.
2. Ewa agoyin
Ewa agoyin is made by boiling beans until it becomes very soft and messy. The mashed beans are served with a spicy sauceIt’s often served with Agege bread.
Abacha is a popular food in the eastern part of Nigeria. It is a blend of dried and shredded cassava and vegetables, like garden egg, onion, African oil bean seed, and utazi leaves. It also contains proteins like meat, fish, and crayfish.
Boli is roasted plantain. It’s often served with a pepper sauce filled with meat, ponmo, and grilled fish.
Akara is a deep-fried, crunchy bean cake. It is commonly eaten with bread or pap.
6. Moi Moi
Moi moi is a steamed bean pudding. It’s often garnished with egg and fish
7. Roasted yam
Roasted yam is a popular street food in Nigeria. It’s often eaten with beef-filled pepper sauce.
8. Fried yam
Fried yam,or dundun, is another version of yam on the street. Like roasted yam, you can eat it alone or with pepper sauce.
9. Puff Puff
Puff Puff is a spongy, deep-fried brownish snack. It’s made from flour, yeast, butter, eggs, and vegetable oil.
10. Agege bread
Agege bread is soft, white, and dense from Lagos, Nigeria. It is often served with butter or ewa agoyin, a spicy bean stew.