Igbo foods are easy and simple to make, here is my list of all known foods eaten by the people of Igbo and of course the ingredients used in making them.
This tribe is one of the three major Nigerian tribes, you will learn so much here about all the special Igbo recipes, my favorites and of course a detailed guide on making them, I would try to include a video to cases that defy written explanation.

I just want to focus more on the foods eaten by different Nigerian tribes, I have seen countless numbers of email from white ladies that are married to Nigerian men, questions about what to make for dinner if you are married to a Nigerian man, “I am married to Igbo man, what do I make for breakfast?” stuff like that.

I listed the most popular and generally accepted Nigerian foods at the very top of our home page and here I just want to focus on what Igbo people (men, women and children) like to eat. In case you are dating or married to a Nigerian man or you are friends with people from Igbo, here are some of their favorite recipes

Of course they would accept almost any deliciously made Nigerian foods but a surprise treat would indeed surprise them.

I would go along to list them and then drop a link to the individual pages where you can learn more about what to serve an Igbo man. I have written a page about all kinds of soups eaten in Nigeria but I am going to separate them right here, I want to start with different kind of Igbo soups then I will talk about other Igbo recipes at the bottom of the page.

Here is my list of Igbo foods

The first on my list of Igbo foods is a combination of fufu and uha soup. Oh, how I love this Igbo delicacy! As a matter of fact there were days I eat fufu like five times in a week, it is a very heavy food and very scarce in this part of the world where I now live.

Oha Soup

Like I said, it is a very heavy food and the best time to enjoy this would be in the afternoon or four hours before you go to bed, although we never cared about all of those rules while in the village. Then we were young and we eat whenever we feel like eating but now the case is slightly different.

Click on the Image above to learn more about oha Soup and Fufu.

Fufu can also go with Nigerian bitter leaf soup, this soup can be made into different recipes, the Igbo like to make this soup with cocoyam (ofe ede), it is one of the popular Igbo soups – Ofe Onugbu, we have a detailed instruction on making Igbo Bitter Leaf Soup, you will also find a video on the page.

Another popular Igbo food (soup) is Okra soup. This is actually one of the easiest and cheapest Nigerian soup, I remember we used to make a very small pot of okra soup with just about two hundred and fifty Naira (250), more like a one dollar soup. I like to make this soup with fresh fish, it is very delicious. Learn more here about Making Okra Soup
Okro Soup

Agidi is also part of it. I love it exactly how it is served below.
Agidi or Eko
Click Here For How to make Agidi (eko).

Igbo Popular Foods

Here are more popular Igbo delicasies, of course you will also find them on the page About All Desserts Eaten in Nigeria, this two in particular is very special to the people of Igbo, they are African salad and nkwobi, I like them too.

Over the past few months I have gotten lots of questions about how to make Nkwobi, a favorite dessert of the people of Igbo, here you will find a very comprehensive guide. We made Nkwobi chicken as almost any kind of meat now could be used in making this Igbo delicacy. Learn How We Made Nkwobi In The Nigerian Kitchen
Nkwobi Nigeria

The second is an African salad (Abacha, Ugba, jakwu), we call it different names. I never liked this desserts neither have I considered it one of Igbo foods until my mum made a very delicious recipe, On this page I did it the exact way as my mum, we the Igbo girls learn how to cook foods from our mothers. Here is a great tip on Making African Salad(Jakwu, Abacha), I even included a video, Enjoy!

Other Igbo Foods

There are several other Igbo recipes, I will include them on this page as I remember them or as they are discovered. The last food I would be talking about here would be African breadfruit (ukwa), most people keep asking the question “what is African breadfruit?” I tried to answer that question comprehensively on the page that is dedicated to it, I made a video too for this Igbo recipe.

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  1. nelly  May 10, 2015


  2. nelly  May 10, 2015

    wow these recipies are splendid more power to ur elbow

  3. ijeoma  July 14, 2015


  4. Dikeledi  August 27, 2015

    Evening am dating a Igbo guy I just want to surprise him with his cultural meal or jollof rice how to I prepare it
    And which ingredients should and can I find them here in South Africa because am staying in the Free state.
    I would gladly appreciate your assistance.

    Thank you

  5. whitney  September 14, 2015

    i am in love with this site, i am learning so many recipes so when i get married, my husband will always be running home to my food. #smiles

  6. Akinbowale  October 3, 2015

    Whoa..am in love with igbo food..and am longing to eat diz abacha

  7. Joy oladimeji  November 18, 2015

    This is a good one, God bless u ijn amen.

  8. Blessing  April 26, 2016


  9. Nkay  April 30, 2016

    Thanks a lot Chy. Thumbs up to you…

  10. sandra  June 7, 2016

    Pls i will like to be part of this blog, though i know how to cook Igbo food because i grew up in Igbo Land with my Parents but i want to learn and know more.

    • Chy Anegbu  June 7, 2016

      OK, welcome once again.

  11. sarah favour osiobe  June 10, 2016

    pls i want to know how to bake or produce puff puff. thank you

  12. Debby  July 21, 2016

    MANY appreciations for sharing receips my husband is Igbo and surely learning to cook all Igbo meals will be a bonus!!

  13. shirley  November 4, 2016


  14. Ugochukwu  December 18, 2016

    Chy nice work, but I don’t think this is all the Igbo foods and desserts. Like ofe nsala, isi ewu, okpa, ofe egusi, ukwa, etc and some I can’t remember now

  15. Onyinyechi  March 17, 2017

    Good day,
    where do i get your book in South Africa? please help me.
    I would gladly appreciate your assistance.

    Thank you,
    Stay blessed

    • Chy Anegbu  March 19, 2017

      Just purchase with either your card or paypal through our sales page and we would deliver in about 14 working days to any address you provide in the world. If you are in Nigeria, it usually takes only about 6 working days.

  16. Chima  May 9, 2017

    You’ve done a great job, Chy. Thanks for this good work.

  17. OLUCHI  August 25, 2017

    Its really nice being here,I love dis blog God bless u for empowering our women

  18. Terri  February 13, 2018

    Where can I purchase yam flour online. I live in the U.S.?

  19. Blessing atte  May 13, 2018

    Nice one ma I really love being here especially the okro soup part of it its my favorite

  20. Sarah  May 29, 2018

    I wanted to marry Nigeria man and I won learn how to cook Nigerian’s food pls


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