4 Delicious Soups to Enjoy While in the Heart Beat of the Nation (Edo state)
The heart of the nation Edo state is not only a home to the number of national tourist attractions.but it is also a home for some of the delicious and best local soups.and as such it is safe to say that the Edo people are known for there soups.outside the sweet traditions and there history and dazzling festivals.these are some of the four local interesting soups that should be relish while in Edo state.
This is a very popular delicious Edo soup that one cannot afford to miss made from the combination of three leaves(bitter leave,uziza leave,scent leave)which are grind together with Edo native grinding stone it is the grinded leaves that result to very dark colour palm fruit source rather than palm oil is used the combination gives the soup it dark colour the soup is very nutritions and tasty and because of the herbs used in making it ,women who just delivered babies usually take it.these can be served with pounded yam,semo,eba, starch etc
This is popular with the etsako people of Edo state it is said to be the most delicious of ALL usually blended groundnut,pepper,tomatoes.and fine local seasoning added to it leaf vegetable,meat either chicken,goat meat, or beef with stockfish,dry fish.to Add extra flavour to the dish.usually more enjoyed with pounded yam.
Omi ukpa(corn soup)
This soup is another delicious soup usually made swith dry corn and other spices it is blended with dry smoked fish it is from the northern part of the state common with the afemai people the texture of the soup is more like ofe nsala or light egusi soup.because of its high carbohydrate content,the soup is not recommended for those on a diet.usually served with eba,fufu,semo,etc
Omi ukpa(corn soup)
Bini owo soup
This is one of the oldest soups prepared and eating by the Edo people these soup is usually very thick one of the main ingredient of the soup is potash (akawu) best prepared with smoked fish,prawns,or bush meat and fresh fish.most people who have had a taste of these soup say it is a stew baptized as stew these soup is eaten with boiled yams,plantains,sweet potatoes,green bananas,etc some use the soup to eat rice or even beans very delicious so to say hurry and visit the land.