Igbo Food: 25 Most Commonly Consumed Igbo Food

20. Ayaraya/Otipiri:

Ayaraya, also know as Otipiri is a popular Igbo meal, mostly common among the people of Nsukka and Udi of Enugu State.  Ayaraya are in three way. Ayaraya Ji, Ayaraya Oka and Ayaraya Ede while Ayaraya Ji and Ayaraya Oka are more common, Ayaraya Ji is made from Yam, pigeon pea, fermented African oil bean seed, palm oil, salt, pepper and onions. Ayaraya Oka is made from a blend of pigeon peas, maize, vegetable, fermented African oil bean seed(Ugba), onions, and red palm oil.

Ayaraya Otipiri

21. Awai Ogede:

Awia Ogede also called Awia Ji Oka is a meal popular among the Igbo and Delta peoples of Nigeria. Awia Ogede is a Plantain Porridge, cooked with unripe plantain, Spinach and some grilled fish.

Awai Ogede

22. Agbala Atui:

Agbala Atui, also know as Iho in some part of Igbo land is a special delicacy made melon seed(Egusi) After grinding or pounding the Egusi mixed with some ingredients it’s then wrapped with banana leaves and cooked.

Agbala Atui

23. Agwa na Oka (Akpiri Igbo):

This food combination is not just popular among the Igbo but also among the yorubas. Agwa na oka also known as Adalu among the Yoruba people is one of the mostly consumed food among the rural Igbo communities

Agwa na Oka

24. Asaja:

Asaja is a popular food among the Igbo people of Awgu, it is a specie of Kidney Beans found mostly in Awgu Asaja, although not peculiar to all the communities in Awgu is mainly cooked on a specially occasions like a child’s naming ceremony or for a special guest(s) as the food takes between 5 to 7 days to cook. it is prepared with fermented African oil bean seed(Ugba), onions, red palm oil and others.

Igbo food

25. Agwugwo oka:

Agwugwo Oka or Agwugwu Akpakpa is a popular Igbo food peculiar to the people of Awgu. Agwugwo oka is made from sliced corn and mostly prepared with Ugba(Akpaka) or fresh Akidi.

Agwugwo oka

11 thoughts on “Igbo Food: 25 Most Commonly Consumed Igbo Food

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  • May 22, 2019 at 7:40 pm
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    I’ve never heard of Igbo food before today. I would certainly give it a try and see if I liked it! It looks tasty.

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  • May 22, 2019 at 10:29 pm
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    omg i want all of these amazing dishes, alll of them!!! My mouth is literally watering. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • May 23, 2019 at 2:01 am
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    I loved learning about this food. I would enjoy sampling some of them to experience the tastes.

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  • May 23, 2019 at 7:54 am
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    Personally they are foods that I do little and nothing, but this is absolutely the wonderful thing because now I want to learn how to make them!

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  • May 23, 2019 at 12:43 pm
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    Osikapa, Abacha, Achicha and Moi Moi look so delicious! I am feeling hungry right now thanks to these delicious dishes. Seems I should find some Nigerian hotel and grab some munches

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  • May 23, 2019 at 12:47 pm
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    Your post is positively making me hungry! Wonderful photo work! so very pretty and definitely delicious. I am almost feeling the smell of those dishes. NOMZ

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  • May 23, 2019 at 2:24 pm
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    This is the first time I’ve heard about the Igbo food so I’m happy that I got to learn something new. Most of the food doesn’t look extremely appetizing to me, however, given the chance I would definitely eat it.

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  • May 23, 2019 at 10:10 pm
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    The Osikapa looks really nice. I want to try it sometime.

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  • May 25, 2019 at 1:26 am
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    A lot of these dishes look really good. I would have to get my hands on this some time!

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  • May 25, 2019 at 7:45 am
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    I would love to try any and all of the food here. It looks so colorful and delicious. I love trying out foods from different cultures.

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