Dambu Nama (Fried Meat Floss) 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 … Continue reading Dambu Nama
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Personally I think this is the best way to eat fresh catfish. Nothing beats the taste of fried catfish, whether in soups or stews or as a side dish or main dish , fried catfish holds its own any day. This is how I make mine. Recipe Fresh CatfishVegetable oil Flour (all purpose is best … Continue reading Fried Catfish
I often wonder why this groundnut candy is called "Sisi Pelebe". Sisi Pelebe loosely translates as "Skinny Lady" which is funny, because these sweet treats will certainly not leave you skinny. Sisi Pelebe is definitely on top of the list of my guilty pleasures, along with Baba Dudu Coconut Sweets, Coconut Candy , Donkwa. You … Continue reading Sisi Pelebe (Groundnut Candy)
Baba Dudu Candy, Coconut sweets. Typically knoted together to look like candy necklace I ate an inordinate amount of these sweets in my preteens and early teens. Every extra cash I had, I spent on Baba Dudu. Every neighbourhood corner shop that sold basic provisions and snacks always had a chain of baba Dudu candy … Continue reading Baba Dudu Candy (Coconut sweets)
"Beske oni gun merin" is a fun name we called this as kids. Loosely translates as Fried Tofu with four sharp edges. Food triggers memories, and it should be fun to hear what sorts of memories different foods trigger for us. When I see Beske (Awara/Tofu), I remember walking to my mum's patent medicine store … Continue reading How to make Beske / Awara / Tofu
Soya (Soy) Milk is one of the most popular sources of non-dairy milk. It is favoured by vegetarians, people with lactose intolerance and special diets. Soya (Soy) Milk is a plant-based milk derived from Soya Beans. It is not only a great alternative to dairy milk, it is loaded with nutritional benefits. Pros of soy … Continue reading Soymilk (Soya Milk)
Cross Section of pastes Mirepoix Paste, Yellow Paste, Green Paste. Let me share with you how to make three of the pastes I find useful in my cooking Mirepoix PasteYellow PasteGreen Paste I try to stay away as much as possible from controversial conversations about cooking with MSG. There are tons of research work for … Continue reading No MSG cooking; How to make pastes for flavourful Nigerian food.
Street hawkers carry Adoyo in clear plastic buckets like this, revealing the liquid drink and fruit infusions. Adoyo is a drink made by boiling water decanted from the top raw Ogi, with Pineapple (bark only or slices), Lemongrass and citrus (could be lime, orange or pomelo) Click link to see how to make Ogi. If … Continue reading Adoyo (How to make Adoyo -Adoyo Drink-)
Relax, picture yourself on a beach and sip Pito. I was in primary school in the 90's when Pito somehow became such popularly hawked Street drink. Mobil busstop at Oluyole in Ibadan always had at least 3 Pito sellers. Hawking their drinks to school children at closing time. It was sold in calabash with a … Continue reading Pito (How to make pito/asana non alcoholic drink)
"Parkia biglobosa'', also known as the African locust bean tree or néré tree. Photo credit: Karl Gercens Flickr In the St Louis Primary school, opposite our house in Orita Challenge, Ibadan. There was a big tree right in the centre of the school we called "komiko" tree. We snuck into the school compound when the … Continue reading Iru (Fermented Locust Beans). How it is made.