It’s laughable that many have said that Nigeria doesn’t’ have so many foods. You don’t need a prophet to tell you that Nigeria is blessed with a wide range of delicacies. With all of these delicacies, we also have some food commandments that are very common amongst Nigerians. No one can categorically say when these commandments were invented but they have become part of our everyday lives and we’ve come to accept them. We live by them and they have been satisfying and fulfilling. Here are the 10 Unofficial Food Rules That Are Common In Nigeria
1) A party is incomplete without Jollof Rice
How can you throw a party without Jollof rice? Impossible. Jollof is essentially the staple of any and each event, whether weddings, birthdays, or even burials. That novel smoky flavor and taste which many have said originate from the firewood used in cooking it can’t be gotten anyplace else.. Long and short of this is that there is no Jollof like party Jollof
2) Sunday morning is for Bread and Tea
Bread and tea is the National breakfast of most Nigerians. This special tradition probably existed because this is quick to prepare and also enables Christians meet up with early morning services and Sunday schools
3) Fried rice and birthdays
All the condiment that makes up GOOD fried rice all say “Happy birthday”. Notice the emphasis on GOOD because some fried rice looks like a sacrifice
4) Suya and Night
I bet you have also wondered why suya is being sold at night but the truth is that not every mystery needs an explanation. Just enjoy your suya and don’t concern yourself with matters that are higher than you
5) Turkey is greater than chicken
No idea where this came from. It could be because Turkey is always sold at a higher price than chicken. Could that be the reason why Turkeys are usually proud? We may never know. Another Mystery that needs no explanation
6) Pap and Akara on Saturdays
Pap and Akara are like 5 & 6. No one knows why it’s mostly served on Saturday mornings, absolutely no one
7) Never fry dodo first
It always ends in premium tears when you do. Always.
8) Corn and Ube/Coconut
Corn, when roasted or boiled and then combined with fresh coconut or Ube (African pear), delivers a level of goodness that’s so so unexplainable.
9) Want to enjoy your noodles? Never use all the seasoning
Never. It will spoil the taste and you get tired halfway. Quick Tips; make the Noodles a little spicy
10) Want to enjoy boiled Egg? Soak it inside stew overnight
Father Lawd!! The taste is heavenly. Whoever discovered this deserves a special place in heaven.
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