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. Zelda  July 10, 2018

    Thanks for teaching us how to prepare igbo. I am not igbo neither is my husband but I love varieties when it comes to food plus I like surprising my husband. I tried the ofada stew today but it came out watery I don’t know why pls throw more light on it so I can get it right next time. Thanks

    • Chy Anegbu  July 11, 2018

      Thanks for your comment, please see the video attached to the ofada rice recipe. It is possible you added too much water to the meat and didn’t fry well enough.

  2. Henrietta Ifunanya  July 22, 2018

    I’ve so learnt alot here! Part of the reasons he proposed (sweet food food food) . Keep touching lives with this Chy!!! God bless.

  3. Lyndian  August 19, 2018

    Pls I want to known how to make igbo akara. I mean like the way it’s done in the village. I think it’s pounded in a mortal and palm oil is used in the frying. I’m not too sure. Anytime I go to my mom’s village in Imo state I love love eating it cause it’s so delicious compared to the regular akara. Pls I will love to know what the ingredients are and the step by step on the cooking process. Thxs 😊

  4. Jedidah John  September 28, 2018

    Wow! Sister Amaka….. I like it.
    I am a Kenyan girl but I would like to know more about it. Since I was young I dreamed of getting married in Nigeria igbo land and maybe God is going to answer my prayers and perfect it

  5. Genevieve  March 30, 2019

    Chy, I must say that you are very talented woman. Thank you for saving so many homes, I bought your Cook book about three years ago and I have never regretted it. Very colourful, very explanatory and the instructions are simplified to suit every one. I want to know if there is another version of your Cook books because I need to be in line with the trend. Keep it up Ma’am!

    • Chy Anegbu  April 6, 2019

      Yeah, we currently have the sixth edition.

  6. OKWUDILI  June 8, 2019


    • Chy Anegbu  June 9, 2019

      If I could get a photo, I may be able to help.

  7. joseph  June 21, 2019

    this is good food for us


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