How to make Donkwa Popularly called Donkwa in the north of Nigeria, this corn meal snack is also called Tanfiri by the Yoruba people. It is a snack that will always evoke a lot of childhood memories for me. Dambu Nama is another tasty meat snack from the North of Nigeria, you can make it … Continue reading Donkwa
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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
Homemade Dodo Ikire Dodo Ikire Dodo Ikire is a fried plantain treat indigenous to Ikire in Osun State and they have shared this popular delicious plantain snack with all of Southwestern Nigeria and now it is even an export commodity. Dodo Ikire is a spicy plantain snack made with overripe plantains fried in palm oil.Travelling … Continue reading Dodo Ikire
Kunu; Kunu Zaki (How to make Kunu)
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)
Zobo Drink (How to make zobo)
Fancy having a party and setting a bowl of zobo in the centre, every guest can scoop as much as they like or even add liqueur. If we were to have a national drink, it might be zobo. I recall it became very popular in the '90s even though it had been consumed in many … Continue reading Zobo Drink (How to make zobo)
Akara Crunchy Bits (aka Akara Chinchin)
Crispy crunchy Akara bits 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, … Continue reading Akara Crunchy Bits (aka Akara Chinchin)
Pito (How to make pito/asana non alcoholic 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)
It's day 4 of the Covid Lockdown extension (in total we have spent 22days indoors). It seems the kids have decided that cooking will always be their get-out-of-boredom card. That will totally not be a problem of they don't keep trying to drag me along . They have asked me for Egg Rolls now it's … Continue reading Egg Roll
Akara: A collection of 4 types of the ultimate Street food.
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.
Busy as Lagos is, it has an interesting night life. After the stress of the hustle and bustle of the day, people seem to find a way to unwind after. Hence you'd find a lot of out door cool spots and night bars scattered across the metropolis of Lagos. The city is a sort of … Continue reading Isi Ewu