7 Meals From Eastern Nigeria You Must Definitely Try Out


Igbo people are amazing people. We have very beautiful women, handsome men, great culture and tradition and more importantly, amazing meals that will make your taste-buds rejoice. If you ever travel to the East of Nigeria for business or for pleasure, here are some meals you should never forget to try.

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1. Abacha

African Salad, also known as Abacha is one of the most popular Eastern Nigeria side dish or snack.It is made with dried shredded cassava(Abacha) and fermented oil bean seeds(Ugba).

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2. Okpa

Okpa is an Eastern Nigerian delicacy prepared with a special type of beans (Bambara bean). It is a life saver to say but the least. (Ask people who schooled in the East or the ones who live in Enugu)


3. Ukwa

Breadfruit porridge (Ukwa) is a popular Nigerian dish which originates from the eastern part of Nigeria. It is prepared with the seeds of the breadfruit.

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4. Ofe Akwu

Ofe Akwu is a palm nut stew that is native to the Igbos in Nigeria. It is eaten with rice.

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5. Nkwobi

Nkwobi is a Nigerian delicacy from the East that is usually ordered and enjoyed in exclusive restaurants. It is simply cooked cow foot mixed in spicy palm oil paste. (Enjoy the real nkwobi whenever you travel to the East)


6. Ji oku and mmanu

This is basically roasted yam and oil with ukpaka (oil bean seed), onions and spices.

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7. Oka na Ube

Oka na ube is corn and pear. Whether you like your corn roasted or boiled, try it with pear and taste the delicacy!

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