Monday, March 23, 2015
Food Of The Day - Afang Soup
The Nigerian Afang Soup, like the Edikang Ikong soup, is native to the Efiks, people of Akwa Ibom and Cross River states of Nigeria but enjoyed by all Nigerians. It is also very nutritious as the soup consists mainly of vegetables. This delicious soup has a slight bitter taste and is usually prepared with a combination of vegetables (Afang leaves and water
leaves), assorted seafood/fish, meat and spices .
Afang soup is one of the richest and somewhat medicinal vegetable soups of the Efiks/Ibibios in Nigeria. The Igbos' have a similar soup known as Okazi soup. The only major difference is that a soup thickener is added to Okazi Soup to increase its viscosity(thickness), but afang soup gets its thickness from the bulk of vegetables used in preparing it.