Street food has been a life saver and hunger chaser since time immemorial. No matter how classy or posh you are, there are some street foods you just have to eat. Street food is usually tasty and quite affordable.
Nigerians love it because it is quite handy when hunger pays a visit and you just have to appease it. What gives street food it’s uniqueness is that the sellers do not check for calories or fat content when making a meal, they just make it tasty.
Street food is awesome and we would love to hear about your favourite street food in the comment section. Below are some street foods Nigerians are in love with.
Puff Puff is a local Nigerian food, it’s always spongy, fluffy and delicious. It’s made with flour mixed with sugar and other ingredients. It’s made into a ball and fried in oil.
Suya ( barbecued meat)
Suya is a popular Nigerian barbecued beef,ram or chicken. It’s basically done with any meat of choice.You will always find suya sellers at almost every street at night, It is usually eaten with a spicy mix of dried ground pepper, garlic and thyme. It is delicious!
Gala and Lacasera
Gala and Lacasera is one of the most popular snack combination in Nigeria. A popular saying goes thus ” gala and lacasera have been saving lives since time immemorial”. You will find vendors selling Gala and Lacasera on the roads especially during a traffic jam. Nigerians love this.
Plantain Chips is a crunchy street snack in Nigeria. They are made either with ripe or unripe plantain. They are sometimes sprinkled with pepper to spice it up.
Roasted or Boiled Corn
Maize or corn is a seasonal food in Nigeria but whenever it comes out, you will find sellers at every street junction. The vendors boil or roast the corns and customers buy according to their preference. It is also eaten with either pear or coconut. Either ways, it is a great combo. When you eat fresh corn, you understand that nothing can replace it.
Akara (Beans Cake)
This list won’t be complete without me mentioning akara. Akara is a deep fried beans ball made with grounded beans mixed with pepper, onions and salt. It is quite tasty and nothing beats that unique taste. Did i mention the smell is amazing? It is commonly eaten with bread and it is indeed a great combo.
Moin Moin is bean pudding made from grounded peeled beans, onion and other spices. Moinmoin is steamed after it has been wrapped or put in a container. To get the best out of moin-moin, wrap in moin-moin leaves. It improves the taste and gives you an amazing experience.