About 9jafoodie

Nigeria born, African food blogger with relentless love for African cuisines. The ultimate dream is to make African food as modern mainstream as possible, while maintaining the traditional originality that make it so diverse
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#WorldJollofRiceDay – 5 tips for the perfect Jollof rice

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It’s finally August 22nd, the day we have been waiting for. It started as a joke, but I am glad we all came together to make #worldJollofriceDay and #NationalJollofriceday a thing. There is no food as unifying yet as divisive […]

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Nigerian style fried fish

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I really should call this Nigerian street style fried fish. Those of us who grew up back home are familiar with fried fish stands. Hot, crispy fried fish straight out of bubbling oil unto news paper. I remember a particular […]

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How to Process Ponmo at home

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Local ponmo seller – Image credit matsecooks

I honestly can believe it’s already august. Where did my summer go? I have been so busy with the baby, blog , school and several projects that 24 hours just […]

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14 Kitchen Fails Of 2014

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Hello foodie fam, hope 2015 is treating you well. If you follow my work, you probably know that I love to experiment and innovate, I tell myself all the time that there can only be so many versions of Egusi […]

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The Perfect Nigerian Fried Rice

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You are probably like 9jafoodie really? perfect? perfect is a strong word fah?! yes perfect! if there is one thing I can cook with both my eyes closed and one hand tied to the back, it is Nigerian Fried rice.Β  […]

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Oil Free Nigerian Soup – Efo (Vegetable)

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I often get questions on how to make oil- free Nigerian soups. Honestly, It’s really as simple as just skipping the oil; there is no magic trick to it. One thing I always consider when preparing oil free soups is the purpose oil serve in the soup, let me explain. In the case of efo-riro for example, oil serves two purposes. It enhances the color of the prepared vegetable soup and it also adds to the taste. In the case of okro, egusi and ogbono soup, oil especially helps with color enhancement.