Dinner is Served!

This is a famous vegetable soup made with special vegetables and one of the widely eaten dishes in Nigeria.

Afang soup is a traditional soup made with Afang or okazi, as the Efiks and Igbos of Eastern Nigeria call it. The recipe includes Afang/Okazi leafs, water-leafs which I replace with Spinach here in Europe. Dry fish, Meat, periwinkle or snail, crayfish, hot chilli pepper, salt, stock and palm oil. 

Dinner is served 2

*Afang or Okazi Soup*


Dinner is served

*Fufu with Afang Soup*

Like I mentioned above, this native/traditional soup is a major food in the culinary of the Efik and Ibiobio tribes of the South Eastern part of Nigeria. The Igbo’s of Eastern Nigeria enjoy this dish as well but with a different method of cooking. Yet it is same recipe and ingredients.

The soup is called Afang by the Efik while the Igbo’s call it Okazi Soup.

Bon Appetite.

Peace and Love!

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7 thoughts on “Dinner is Served!

  1. Enjoyed the post. Brings back memories. . .

    While usually served individually on a plate, in a village once, I sat with a family and some friends around a mound of pounded yam surrounded by soup.. Stick a hand in the yam, pull off a piece, dip into soup, enjoy.

    Depending on who makes the soup, it can be pretty spicy. Some American’s took a while to get used to it. My wife, to this day, puts pepper on everything. We’ve been able to find West African pepper in “international” markets once and a while. It doesn’t last long.

    Lord Bless, Keep, Shine. . .

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    • This is wonderful. You know this culture well. Your wife got used to the chilli taste… 🙂 I can’t even eat a meal if there is no pepper in it. I once hosted a Danish family here and I made Jollof rice, and Potatoe (Like the yam) Pottage. I dished out a portion that I added pepper to and served them the dish without the pepper. At table, I told them what I did but to my surprise the couple told me they cannot eat their food without pepper. They had lived briefly in Ghana where they got used to that taste. So I brought out ‘grinded dried pepper’ and added to their food. Infact, they consumed more chilli than I do. Travelling is inroad into others culture. Loved this feedback. 🙂


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