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Each ethnic community has distinctive dishes that match the flavor profile of their people. The Ika people take pride in our delicacies since it fills the body with nutrition while contributing to the establishment of our cultural identity. We invite everyone to try the dishes below and appreciate our culture through taste.

i. Ukpa (Black Walnut)

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ii. Ukpo Ukpaka or Ihiehie or Mai Mai (Moi Moi)

Ukpo ukpaka
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iii. Akara

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iv. Akara Ne Akamu (Akara and Corn Pap)

Akara ne akamu
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v. Ofe Nsala (White Soup)

Ofe nsala
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vi. Ofe Ogili (Egusi Soup)

Ofe ogili
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vii. Ofe Ogbono (Ogbono Soup)

Ofe ogbono
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viii. Ofe Okwulu or Ofe Okuru (Okra Soup)

Ofe okwulu
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ix. Ofe Mkpa Akwukwo (Vegetable Soup)

Ofe mkpa akwukwo
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x. Ofe Ujuju

Ofe Ujuju
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“Ujuju leaf”, Water, Assorted meat, Fresh and Smoked fish, Snail, Crayfish, Mushroom, Pepper, Onion, Salt, “ogiri-ofe”, Palm oil and Stock fish.

Method of preparation:

  1. Pluck the “ujuju” leaf
  2. Parboil “ujuju” leaf with salt, mash and keep aside.
  3. Cut meat to size, season, and boil.
  4. When the meat is 90% cooked, add your washed fish, stock fish, snail, and cover the pot.
  5. Add your pepper, crayfish, onion, mushroom, salt, for taste add Maggi, “ogiri-ofe”, palm oil and cover for ten minutes.
  6. Add the mashed “ujuju’ leaves and stir, then allow to boil for seven minutes.
  7. Ready for serve.

Best served with pounded yam, garri, or corn meal.

i.Any of the following can be used with any of the soups

A. Eba

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B. Nni ji (Pounded Yam)

Nni ji
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C. Ukpoka (Cornmeal)

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D. Nni akpu (Cassava fufu)

Nni akpu
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E. Osikapa (Rice)

Osikapa ne Ofe osikapa (Rice and stew)

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F. Ofe Osikapa (Stew)

Ofe Osikapa
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G. Osikapa (Jollof Rice)

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H. Manya Ozu or Manya Nkwu Enu (Palm Wine) – A stable drink for all traditional occasions

Manya Ozu
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