10 Food You Will Surely Find in Nigeria Owanbe Party (Owanbe Food)

Deborah Olayiwola
Deborah Olayiwola
Deborah is a content marketing specialist, with a passion for the food niche, she writes engaging content that celebrates the joy of food and its power to bring people together. Having worked on different projects. Her curiosity and creativity shines through in her writing.

If you’re familiar with Nigerian culture, you know that ‘Owambe’ parties are a big deal!

You know how Nigerians love to party, right? We’re talking ‘Owambe’ celebration! It’s like, our blood is made of party juice or something!

When we throw a party, we go all out! We’re talking fancy clothes, loud music, and the major highlight: FOOD! Oh, the food! It’s like, the main event! And trust me, there are some dishes you must surely find in Nigerian Owanbe. Let’s call them the ‘usuals!

Jollof Rice – The King of Party Foods

Jollof rice is always present regardless of the region or tribe! It’s a staple at every Nigerian party, and for good reason. This flavorful dish is made with love and care, and its aroma fills the air, making everyone’s mouth water and anticipate even before being served. It’s usually served with sides like moi moi, chicken, coleslaw and plantain. Don’t be surprised if people forget about other meals if Jollof rice isn’t available!

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Swallow and Vegetable Soup

Swallow foods like Semo, Eba, pounded yam, fufu, and Amala are a close second to Jollof rice. These traditional dishes are served with vegetable soup (efo riro) and assorted meat or egusi soup. And the best part? You get to enjoy them with your bare hands!

Let’s break it down further:

– Amala and Ewedu: A classic combination that’s hard to resist.

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– Pounded Yam and Egusi Soup: A perfect match!

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Small Chops

Small chops are bite-sized snacks that are perfect for getting the party started. They usually include samosa, spring rolls, gizzard, chicken, and stick meat. And let’s not forget to serve them with ice-cold drinks!

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Yam Porridge

Yam porridge might not be as popular as the first two, but it’s slowly gaining traction at Nigerian parties. When prepared well, you’ll fall in love! This dish might be best suited for a buffet, so everyone can enjoy it a little bit.

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Ofada Rice and Soft Dodo

Ofada rice is a speciality in Nigeria, and when paired with soft dodo (fried plantains), it’s a perfect match!

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Fried Rice

Fried rice is a staple at many Nigerian parties, and it’s easy to see why. It’s flavorful, filling, and pairs well with jollof rice, it’s often served together.

 

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Ewa Agoyin

Ewa Agoyin is a popular bean dish that’s often served at parties. It’s made with mashed beans, onions, and spices and it’s a great option for vegetarians.

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Coke and Fanta

No Nigerian party is complete without these two popular soft drinks! They’re perfect for washing down all the delicious food.

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Table Water

Table water is a must-have at any party and it’s essential for staying hydrated throughout the celebration.

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Malt (for the older people)

Malt is a popular drink among older Nigerians, and it’s often served at parties as a sign of respect.

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Deborah Olayiwola
Deborah Olayiwola
Deborah is a content marketing specialist, with a passion for the food niche, she writes engaging content that celebrates the joy of food and its power to bring people together. Having worked on different projects. Her curiosity and creativity shines through in her writing.

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