The Festive period is here again and with each Festive period comes a desire to keep things exciting and fresh in the Kitchen. Jollof Rice and Chicken may still be the tradition for such periods but there are extended public holidays leaving the family in dire need of new recipes.
Nigeria is vast state with diverse ethnic groups and numerous diversified cultures. In the same vein, different food recipes are uncountable and these recipes are blessings to us. One of such delicious soup is the banga soup! Many states of the country, like Bayelsa, Edo, Rivers and Delta including Anambra, and Abia states are well known for this kind of soup. The itshekiris in the call this palm nut soup ubey-ekpo, while the urhobos know this soup as amiedi. Others are not however left out. The yorubas know the soup as obe-eyin, while in some igbo- speaking states like Anambra and Enugu, another version of banga soup with variety, known as ofe-akwu is prepared. But this one is used on rice instead of swallows, like eba, iyan, fufu or amala.