I’m back home in Nigeria and I have been eating so much food! This is evidenced by the instagram page.
I also recently went on a road trip to a state called Kogi. Of course, more food was consumed (Hello, ChubbyDija here! Khadija really loves food! I guess we already knew that.). Most of these dishes had palm oil in them which is probably not the best thing health wise but it is so good! 😀
One of the great things about travelling in Nigeria is the availability of road side food. I went to secondary school in Offa, Kwara State and one of our favourite things to buy was ‘Akara elepo’ (my mum’s favourite kind) which translates to ‘bean cake made with palm oil’. Unfortunately, the lady who we usually bought from had to stop using palm oil probably due to village rumours about using palm oil to fry the akara. Nonetheless, we bought the akara that was fried with vegetable oil. That was maybe about six years ago.
This time around, we were travelling from Ogun State to Kogi State by road and it took about 6 hours to and 5 hours from. It’s a very long journey but the beautiful clouds make it worthwhile.
On our way back, the idea to document all the roadside foods popped into my head. Akara is the ultimate favourite to buy. This time though, we bought akara, corn and asala.
I have to note that the corn had no salt. That’s what I’m used to, corn with very little or no salt; until I went outside Nigeria and noticed that people ate it with margarine.
Buying roadside akara is not complete without buying ‘Agege bread’. Agege bread is white bread that is locally made and is full of the unhealthy things that one shouldn’t eat! I ate akara with agege bread in Iyamoye (the village we went to in Kogi) but I managed to restrain myself during the journey. The bread is really good!
Anyway, here goes!
These are the snacks that were bought during the trip from Iyamoye:
The following are meals I ate in Iyamoye:
Moving on, these are just other meals I have had.
Hope you enjoyed feasting with your eyes as much as I enjoyed eating these foods!
By the way, here are some plantain posts for you Michelle.