Here are 6 dishes anyone visiting these Nigerian cities MUST try

In Nigeria though, the dynamics are slightly different as there are a vast number of tribes, each with their own distinct culture and delicacies.

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What's a trip to Nigeria, or any part of the world for that matter without a taste of the local cuisine?

Indeed, food is a significant part of a people's socio-cultural make up - one can hardly talk about England without referencing its famed tea, or speak about the United States without acknowledging its apple pie and burgers, for instance.

Though Jollof Rice remains hugely popular in Nigeria, and has even been termed the national dish on occasion, each tribe in the country has its own signature dish for which its own.

So, if you'll be visiting any of the following cities in Nigeria, be sure to try the following dishes.

1. Lagos: This where you try authentic jollof rice, specifically the party jollof rice variety which is typically served at weddings and other such gatherings.

2. Ibadan: This is undisputed capital of amala, which is made from yam flour. It can be eaten alongside ewedu and gbegiri or efo riro.

3. Port Harcourt: This riverine city is famed for having the best roasted plantain (bole) and fish) known to man. A trip to Port Harcourt is definitely not complete until you've had a taste of this delicacy. Another popular delicacy here is pepper soup which is usually eaten alongside yam.

4. Abuja: If you've ever wanted to try out really good suya (thinly cut meat which is grilled and garnished with a special spice called yaji) and kilishi, then Abuja is the place to head to for this. It's no wonder anyone headed in that direction from any other part of the country is mandated to bring back some back on the return trip.

5. Enugu: This eastern town is popular for okpa, which is a traditional Nigerian food popular in the East. It is made with bambara flour and is very similar in look to moin moin (bean cake).

6. Calabar: Known to have some of the best cooks and delicacies in the country, every dish in this town is a luxury. However you can start off with some edika ikong, which is a soup made from a combination of vegetables, oil, meat and fish. Be sure to also try some afang soup.

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