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Friday, November 08, 2019

Mrs Dee's Corner - Eating Food From Other Tribes In Nigeria....

  Amala and Ewedu soup is one Yoruba food I really enjoy. 


 




The first time I ate Amala was during my service year, I was posted to Oyo and orientation food was great.

I ate every new dish with relish.

At my POP, church members sometimes gave myself and the other corps members yam flour. Even after asking for how to make it smoothly, mine still had lumps in it, I could hardly get it right but I still managed to eat it with my egusi soup. I couldn't prepare ewedu there because I didn't fancy pounding the leaves with broom.

When I got married, I figured that blender would do a good job just as the broom, but alas!!! I was completely wrong, it came out so watery without the drawiness and the stew lacked the original Yoruba peppery tang.

I was disappointed and my hubby didn't let me hear the end of it as he teased me non stop.

I have learnt from hubby how to prepare efo riro and Edo state black soup but I can't seem to get Amala and ewedu right each time I try.

I still miss Amala and ewedu so much and being one who hates food cooked outside, I still yearn to get it right someday.



*Just give me Amala and ewedu soup with gbegiri and goat meat that has body odour...OMG.....I will eat a whole goat!!!

55 comments:

  1. Lmao @goar meat that has body odor.
    So much talk about gbegiri, is like to taste it someday.
    Edo black soup is the best, with all kinds of meat ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฟ

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    1. Iya oyo and Iya Ibadan to the rescue.๐Ÿ™Œ Love amala with okro mixed with gbegiri die.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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  2. I love black soup..I remember preparing it twice in my days at UNIBEN..I love Amala and Gbegiri but I get easily bloated so I switched to ewedu and stew..

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  3. I am at cac right now but the plans I have for Amala & ewedu when I get to the office, no be here

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    1. Haha. Amala is damn bae like that.
      The thought of going to eat it gives one kinda unexplainable joy wallahi.

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    2. I love amala n ewedu with stew but I dnt kno what gbegiri is...it sounds like a whitish substance in food๐Ÿคข!!

      ...'goatmeat that has body odour๐Ÿคข๐Ÿคข๐Ÿคข๐Ÿคขpukes!!!
      Kuku kill me!

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  4. Stella I have been want to eat amala and ewedu for days now like a pregnant woman.

    please who is in Enugu and is Willing to give me a treat?
    an address to where I'll get it will be very much appreciated. biko not these eateries own oo.

    Thanks

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    1. Would have loved to treat you with sumptuous Amala and correct ewedu elegusi soup but you're far away.

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    2. see me happy, until I saw "you are far away"

      thanks dear for the concern

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  5. I love my Yoruba people very much ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
    The first time I was with my kids in Lagos for a journey through MMIA, they did not like the ajebota foods in our place of lodging...๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
    So I had to go to a cozy restaurant down the street to buy the usual fufu/soups -vegetable, egusi etc. packaged them as takeaways
    and returned happily.
    Immediately my kids put it in their mouths, they littered the hotel room floor with the spitting ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    What's the problem?
    Too hot and they were crying
    I too couldn't eat it. Had to ask for
    ice cubes for them to lick for like
    hours.
    Shuooooooorrrr, do my Yoruba people in Lagos think that only Yorubas eat in their restaurants?
    Okwa my sincere ajuju o ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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  6. That soup reminds me of spirogyra, I can't get it of my mind anytime I see the soup. So no, I can't even touch it let alone eat it. I will pass

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  7. I am from Rivers state and I love Banga soup and starch even before I got married.
    I was obsessed with it until I started adding weight in the wrong places,I had to slow down.lol
    I fell in love with it as a student and I learned to prepare it on my own until I became a pro๐Ÿ˜Š.
    I cook mine with catfish and jumbo prawns.
    Hubby doesn't like it and I no send am but my kids love it. Niger Delta restaurant was my 2nd home when I was pregnant.
    ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
    I have never tried amala,ewedu or gbegiri because It doesn't look nice to me.I only enjoy iya basira stew and Efo riro.
    I ate black soup one time and never tasted it again.
    ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Banga and starch ๐Ÿคฅ
      I love ewedu so much.

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    2. Slutty dear,you dont seem to like banga soup and starch,why na?๐Ÿ˜
      You love ewedu?
      Aww,no wonder they say "one man's food is another's poison".
      ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ

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    3. I have eaten it once, I wasn’t blown away ๐Ÿ˜‚
      I’ll try it sometime, who knows ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฟ‍♀️might just fall in-love with it.

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    4. @Veteran
      That your soup sound like banging ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

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    5. You see why I dey always call you "madam fork"?
      You too like fork matter but you go dey pretend!
      Chai!

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    6. I no like fork(nication)
      I like legitimate pounding ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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  8. Food so light yet filling. I love it

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  9. The Yoruba stew, just boil your tomatoes, add oil and everything else to the boiling mixture, they don’t fry it. For the amala, try dissolving it in water first before transferring it to heat, and remember it has to be very soft. Am not a fan of western foods. I like my swallow a little bit hard rather than watery and my stew fried. As per body odor of goat, good luck!!! For the ewedu, you blend in 2 to 3 pulses, with little water. I.e on and off immediately.

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    1. Are you ok,naso u dey cook?

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  10. I am Yoruba. But my love for Ekpankukwo is second to none

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  11. I have tried Amala, tried starch but they can't just pass my throat. It well.

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  12. Amala and ewedu with ogufe (goat meat) is bae!

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  13. Amala and ewedu is bae! When I came to Nigeria there is this amala joint in wuse called Iya Oyo. Chai! I was eating amala almost every day especially goat meat pomo wash it down with coke. The combination na helele. Foodie for life. I love good food.

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    1. You gat it, Iya Oyo amala and ewedu is bae mehn, their food generally sha. It's in Wuye though

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    2. There's one amala joint at Utako,try it when next you come. Their stew taste no be here

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    3. Iya oyo.๐Ÿ™Œ Oh my, my go to most Saturday mornings.
      Wuye you mean not Wuse btw.

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  14. Yoruba foods just like most other Nigerian foods are delicious and more nutritious.
    But if I may suggest to Yoruba food sellers, make you meals with or without hot peppers, then
    package ground hot peppers for people to add as they wish. The pepper is just my problem.

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  15. Black soup with Hot Eba....father Lord!

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  16. I tried amala for the first time in Abj and I totally enjoyed it.
    I also love atama soup and ekpang nkwukwo. Mad mad!!!

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    1. Unfortunately I'm not adventurous with food ,
      My sister keeps wondering how I'd cope when I marry due to diversity,
      Lool

      Ps I was the one asking where you're from I actually guessed okrika so I needed confirmation ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹
      Happy weekend .

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    2. Happy weekend sweetie ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹

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  17. As a yoruba chick,raised in PH City. I learnt how to make Afang and Edikikong soup from my big sis through her roommate. I love those two soups dieee! I can eat it anytime anyday. I dont really like amala dudu but give me amala funfun and ewedu with gbegiri.
    P.S My momma makes the best obe ata. If u chop her obe ata, walahi, u go chop ur tongue

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  18. Amala, ewedu and gbegiri is everything. Whenever I’m in Lagos, I eat it as if it’s going out of fashion.

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  19. I love tuwochinkafa and beans soup. I first ate it in boarding school and fell in love with it. The last time I ate it, my neighbour prepared it and dished for me and that was years ago. That's one of the food I'd like to eat again if I had the chance.

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  20. For the ewedu, add a little water and don't blend til finely smooth... You'll get results.

    Being married to a Ghanian,I had to learn to eat their watery soups but, ewedu and stew with amala plus ego riro is a regular in my home

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    1. ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ
      In my case I'm not even willing to try their food ,
      It doesn't look appealing even the Ghana jollof na wash ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ญ
      I wonder how I would cope loool

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  21. I am edo but my love for Afang and Edikaiko, Atama soups is too much.(forgive my spelling). These soups are so delicious with periwinkles!! yummy

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    1. Calabar things mehnn๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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  22. White soup and pounded yam put me in a trance.....

    I was wondering why and how I had missed this soup all my life....


    I look forward to makin it soonest...

    Masa and suya

    Afang with plenty pepper biko. Without pepper, I get nauseated.

    Ekuru can reset my brain too....

    Ekpankuko with nfi … Calabar 1993

    Calabar soups too....

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  23. My fave has to be tuwo and mian kuka or mian zogale, i also don't mind Gbegiri but with eba...i am from the east by the way.

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  24. Yoruba that loves Nigeria foods, tuwo dawa (sorghum millet) with ewedu and gbegiri and meat. Here in London, I enjoy Okpa (Bambara), Fonio(acha) with plantain or beans, Miyan Kuka fruit (Baobab) drink with ginger, rich in vitamin C. and as for edikikang with the periwinkles and assorted meat - that is a delight on its own.

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  25. If you are the type that always prepare Amala with lumps... Here is a hack I learnt from my mum (she is not Yoruba tho).

    You prepare raw pap (Ogi) very watery, mix with the boiling water, that will serve as base for your Amala before you pour in you yam or cassava flour. It doesn't only prevent lumps but it also help minimise the amount of yam/cassava flour you will use... Yorubas call it 'pete' (for people from kwara I dont know about other states)

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  26. Your mum is a correct mom. I don't like the Pete style though, but that's how style of making Amala in a certain part of kwara.

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  27. Poster, next time you make Ewedu ensure to add a little potash while cooking, blend after cooking and not before.

    NOTE: the trick in getting it right is in not add too much water. If you observe it has too much water, simply sieve the excess water off before blending.

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    1. Stop using potash. It’s not healthy or necessary for Ewedu. Just put in blender, put small water and pulse the leaves. Lobatan. You don’t need the broom in this day and age.

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  28. Poster, next time you make Ewedu ensure to add a little potash while cooking, blend after cooking and not before.

    NOTE: the trick in getting it right is in not add too much water. If you observe it has too much water, simply sieve the excess water off before blending.

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