Igbo Foods


Ji Mmiri Oku

Ji Mmiri Oku (Yam Pepper Soup)

Whenever there is an arrival of new baby in some Eastern parts of Nigeria, the new mother’s first meal is ji mmiri oku (yam pepper soup) with fresh fish. This dish does not only taste great, it is a mouth watering, energy giving food.






Ofe Egusi Served With Plantain Fufu

Ofe Egusi Served With Plantain Fufu

Nigeria has a lot of foods, which are not only tasty but also help to keep the body healthy. Egusi soup is a nutritious food that is eaten in almost all the states in the country. From the roadside hawkers to the tables of the elite, it is a welcome meal for festivity




Egusi Soup With Pounded Yam

Egusi Soup Served With Pounded Yam

Egusi soup served with pounded yam is one of the best meals any Igbo person will be grateful to eat.  Annually, yam is celebrated by Igbo people; the celebration which is known as “iri ji” or “new yam festival”, this is to show the importance of yam to Igbo land. Igbo people have faith that when a new yam is celebrated, the coming year’s yam farming will be favourable.




Fish Yam Peper Soup

Yam Served With Fish Pepper Soup

Yam or ji as it is called in Igbo language. Each year, yam is celebrated by Igbo people; the celebration which is known as “iri ji” or “new yam festival”, this is because of its vital importance in Igbo land. It is believed that if a new yam is celebrated, the subsequent year will be productive. Thus, yam is one of the best foods eaten in Igbo land either pounded, porridge, roasted or cooked.




Jollof Rice

Jollof Rice with Meat

Jollof rice is one of the foods consumed in Igbo land although jollof rice is very popular nourishment in West Africa but then extending to all over the world due to attentiveness given by big food companies like Uncle Ben, Mc Donalds, Mr Biggs, etc. The beauty of jollof rice is that you can add whatever you want to it during cooking to taste delicious. Even though that jollof rice is very easy to prepare but care should be taken for the taste to come out right. With too much ingredients it may taste funny but with right ingredients it will taste just right.





Ofe Owerri with Pounded Yam

Ofe Owerri Served With Pounded Yam

There is no joke in popular saying that “You are what you eat.” It just makes good sense that what you put in your body is what reflects in all aspect of your health. A big part of staying healthy and living long life is related to one’s diet. Good and nutritious food makes one look good and prevents many diseases. There are many nutritious foods that are eaten all over the world. Ofe Owerri is one among several nutritious soups that is mostly consumed in the eastern part of Nigeria among the Igbo people.





Boiled-RiceFish Stew

Boiled Rice Served With Fish Stew And Grape Juice

Boiled rice is one of world’s finest food eaten almost by everybody especially the Chinese or in Asia. Rice is boiled with water although some people add salt. A stew of choice can be made for the enjoyment.




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Moi Moi

Moi moi is one of those foods kids love to eat. Although most kids may not eat black eye beans because of the black spot or black eye, yet moi moi is made from black eye beans’ flour or grounded black eye beans.
I was at this party, I saw this 12 or 13-year old girl feistily crying, tears coming down from her face. I called her and asked her what is wrong with her? She told me that she went to collect her food, in her plate of food, there was no moi moi with it and when I requested for moi moi..






Nkwobi Served With Chilled Drink

HAVE you ever tasted Nkwobi, a popular appetiser in the eastern part of Nigeria? If you have not, please take this today and you will have many stories to tell about the pleasant taste and the health benefits of this delicacy.

Nkwobi is the Igbo name for spicy goat legs cooked and served in rich chilly gravy. It is a real favourite amongst Nigerians, who as a rule, are known to consume peppery foods, flavoured with chillies and various spices.



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Moi Moi Served With Ogi (Pap)

IF you are looking for a delicious, versatile, meatless, high protein food that could bring you good health, help prevent heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and keep your weight in check, here is a solution to your problem. Moi moi served with ogi (pap) is highly nutritious and it supplies essential nutrients that are needed to promote good health and prevent diseases. 




Fired PlantainAkamu

Fried Plantain Served with Akamu

PLANTAIN is one of the many staple foods eaten with much enjoyment. It can be fried, boil, mashed, baked, pickled or grilled...