Edo state is situated in the south-south region of Nigeria, the state is rich in cultures, values, and traditions. It is an ancient state where you find old artworks, crafts, and ancient buildings.
Some meals are synonymous to Edo people, they can be eaten any time of the day. If you are visiting Edo state, it is quite important that you just don’t go for sight-seeing but also have a taste of their delicious meals.
Here are 5 meals you should try in Edo State
1. Bini Owo Soup
This is the oldest prepared and eaten soup by Edo people. it was named after ‘Owo’. The soup is usually thick and bare compared to other Nigerian soups like vegetable soup. Bini soup requires cooking with potash, stockfish and it is best served with yam or unripe plantain.
2. Pepper Rice
Pepper rice is one of the most consumed meals in Edo State, it is very popular in the capital state. It is usually cooked with extra spicy tomato stew with beef and probably goat meat or chicken. It is always wrapped with green leaves which gives the rice a special aroma.
3. Omisagwe Soup
Omisagwe soup can also be referred to as groundnut soup, it is a very popular soup in Edo State and even the tastiest. It is easy to cook, a perfect blend of sweet and savory, usually made with groundnut, tomato, onion, chicken, fish, and vegetable. The groundnut makes it easier to imbibe the meal and it is usually served with pounded yam or starch.
4. Black Soup
This is the most popular Edo state soup, referred to as omoebe soup. It is a tasty soup made from local herbs, bitter leaves, and spices. It is highly nutritious and can help reduce calories. It is best served with pounded yam, eba or semo.
5. Corn Soup
The corn soup is also referred to as Omi Ukpoka in Edo state. It is made with dry ground corn, smoked fish, and local herbs. It has a unique aroma which is enticing to the taste bud. It is best cooked and eaten at once as it tends to thicken further when cool. Though it is not recommended for people on diet due to its high carbohydrate content. It is best served with Pounded yam or wheat.