One thing Akwa Ibom people are known for is their great culinary skill.
Akwa Ibom people can cook! I imagine that if there’s culinary heaven, it’s going to be filled with meals made by Akwa Ibom people. Here are some of their meals that you just have to try!
1. Edikang Ikong
Edikang Ikong soup is made with sliced pumpkin leaves, water leaf, and a lot of seafood and meat. It’s usually served with boiled yam or swallow. Check out the ServePot recipe here.
This delicacy is made from afang leaves and water leaves known as mmong mmong. It’s usually served with swallow. Check out the Servepot recipe here.
3. Ekpang Nkukwo
This is a special cocoyam dish which is grated into balls and wrapped in cocoyam leaves. You can find the recipe here.
4. Abak Atama soup
This soup is made from oil palm fruit and leaves. A lot of condiments like smoked fish, meat, seafood like periwinkle, stockfish and crayfish are used in preparing it. It can be served with yam, rice or swallow. You can find the recipe here.
5. Otong soup
This is a delicacy made from Okro and vegetables. You can find the recipe here
6. Ayan Epkang
This is another delicacy made from cocoyam. You can find the recipe here.
7. Iwuk Edesi
This is Native Jollof Rice. It’s quite tasty too. You can find the recipe here.
8. Edesi Isip
This is the Akwa Ibom style of making Coconut rice. Find the recipe here.