Asayoruba Africa Cultural Center
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Speciality Yoruba Dishes

Yoruba dishes are the most commonly eaten food among the Yoruba people of Nigeria. These foods mainly consist of stews, soups, lots of meat, and a variety of vegetables. Some examples are listed below.


Amala (yam-flour)

Amala is made out of yam and/or cassava flour, or unripe plantain flour. Yams are peeled, sliced, cleaned, dried and then blended into a flour, also called elubo. Yams are white in colour but turn brown when dried. This gives the amala its color.


Gbegiri (soup made from beans)

Ofada rice is a name for heritage varieties of rice grown in south-west Nigeria. It is used in a variety of dishes. Ofada rices are mostly blends, and some of the rice varieties in the blends are not indigenous to Africa; however, they usually also contain African rice.



Ofada Rice (Natural Rice)

Ofada rice is a name for heritage varieties of rice grown in south-west Nigeria. It is used in a variety of dishes and is very healthy. 

Akara (bean cake)

Àkàrà is a type of fritter made from cowpeas, pepper, salt, and onions. It has such an amazing smell and mmost enjoyable when eaten with bread or pop.


Iyan (pounded yam)

Iyan is smooth dough of mashed yam often eaten with a vegetable soup or stew. It is much liked mashed potatoes, but smoother, heavier and tastier. 


Ewa Agayin (made from beans)

Ewa Agoyin is a street food commonly eaten in Lagos and other southern states of Nigeria. The beans are made to be extremely soft or mashed. It is commonly eaten with barely ground pepper and tomato sauce which is very spicy, but peppery. 


Moi-Moi (pudding beans)

Moi Moi is steamed bean pudding made from a mixture of washed and peeled black-eyed peas, onions, and fresh ground red peppers. It is a protein-rich food that is a staple in Nigeria.


Eba (made from cassava flour)

Eba is a Nigerian staple food consisting of cassava flour combined with hot water. The combination is traditionally mixed with a large wooden spoon until it firms up, and is then rolled into a ball.


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