If you are not from the East and you happen to be
around the East at some point, you may want to know the best Eastern Soups to
combine with your pounded yam or fufu.
The Nigerian Egusi
soup, prepared with melon seeds, is prepared by most tribes in Nigeria in many different
ways. It is known as Miyan Gushi in Hausa, Ofe Egusi in Igbo and Efo Elegusi in
Okra Soup is one of the
quickest and easiest Nigerian soups to prepare. Some argue that a lot of work
goes to the cutting of the two vegetables used in preparing it. Yes but once
the vegetables are ready; it cooks in no time at all.
Nsala soup or White
Soup is a tasty, fast and easy soup recipe that has its origins in the riverine
areas of Nigeria. Nsala Soup is perfect for a cold rainy day due to its spicy
taste. Because it is so easy to prepare, you can count on it to save the day
when you run out on soup a few days before the big soup day
Ora (Oha) soup is
native to the South Eastern Nigeria. It is a very traditional soup similar to
the bitterleaf soup but cooked with Ora leaves. Ora (Oha) Soup is special
because the tender ora leaves used in preparing this soup recipe are seasonal
unlike their bitterleaf counterpart which can be found all year round.
Bitterleaf soup is one
of the most traditional soups in Nigeria. It is native to the Igbos of Eastern
Nigeria. The name is quite misleading
in that a well prepared Bitterleaf Soup should not have even the slightest
bitterness. This is achieved by washing and squeezing the bitter leaves (and
changing the water at intervals) till all traces of bitterness has been washed
Ofe Owerri is one of the most expensive eastern
soups; it is made with assorted meat (which is different parts of cow meat),
snails, dried fish and stock fish.