Akara is a simple delicious meal to make. However, you know how simple tasks can throw huge curve balls at you. Akara has shamed many a cook several times. Sometime back I shared tips on making great Akara balls (You can look up the tips in this LINK). This is my no fail recipe for great … Continue reading Akara: A collection of 4 types of the ultimate Street food.
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Puff-puff, Jam, doughnut, Nigerian street food redefined!
The recipe for Dambu Nama was once one of the best kept secret recipes from Northern Nigeria. This should top the chart of ultimate street foods from the north of Nigeria. I’ve had this in my draft since 2020, I was just too lazy to deal with the writers block as well as take actual … Continue reading Dambu Nama
Talking about Lagos street food cannot be complete without talking about seafood fries. As a little girl anytime my dad travelled to Lagos to make supplies, he would buy fried prawns, fried tiny fish and we would eat it with soaked garri. As Lagos is a coastal city, most major markets in Lagos will have … Continue reading Deep Fried Whitebait, Shrimps, Crabs
Nigerian Style Fish Roll When I see Fish Roll, it reminds me of the sound made by tapping a fork on a glass box. And that’s how some street vendors used to sell their fish roll. Just like an ice cream van once you heard that tapping you knew who was coming down the road. … Continue reading Fish Roll
Good ol’ Akara I made a post celebrating Akara as the ultimate street food illustrating 4 types of akara you can find on the streets. We all have several different methods for making the ultimate akara balls but this is my own personal tip. Believe it or not as simple as it is to make … Continue reading SECRET TO GREAT AKARA BALLS.
Ube is in season and I love Ube a lot. This is the third post I’m making on the blog about Ube. Corn season is also Ube season here in Nigeria, and you will find Ube sold alongside corn. I buy a lot of fresh Ube to make myself because many people don’t cook it … Continue reading Ube (Safou, Atanga, African Bush Pear. Nsafu, Bush Butter Fruit)
Our church when I was growing up had a stall run by the Helps Team (the benevolence or charity group). Every Sunday the stall sold snacks, drinks and small packs of food. The profit made from these weekly sales went into charity and supporting families of members who were going through a hard time financially. … Continue reading Kunu; Kunu Zaki (How to make Kunu)
My garden is a personal sanctuary. Gardening is an activity I find more calming and soothing than cooking. I like to think I got my love for gardening from my late maternal grandmother. I remember that she always had a garden in front of her rented apartment in Olorunsogo area of Molete in Ibadan. I … Continue reading My Backyard Garden
As a child, I didn’t care much for Akara. There were not many foods I cared for and Akara was one. One thing I really liked though was the crunchy bits from Akara. You know how as you scoop Akara paste into hot oil and some drops fall into the oil, those bits are so … Continue reading Akara Crunchy Bits (aka Akara Chinchin)