WHAT NIGERIAN "EDIBLE WORMS" ACTUALLY TASTE LIKE...

Nigerian road trips are fun, you get to see the landscape, see different states, and of course buy some authentic Nigerian street food like kpekere, peppered snail, big bags of Garri for cheap buy ! If you have gone to the South you would have come across this thing called "Edible" (Okuka or Uton or Ikolo)...I see maggots sha. You will find it especially in that Sapele roundabout. The are harvested from Palm trees and are fried?roasted? on a stick kebab-style. Since my mother born me I never chop am before. I decided I was going to on this trip. 


I wound down the window of the car and the boy hawking and chanting "edible, edible, sister buy edible" almost shoved it into my nose...the hustle to sell market is real. So I ask am how much, he say na "hundred, hundred naira"...I bought three: one for  me, one for Bobo and the other for Uncle Junior. I'm not going down alone. 

We agreed to try it but we nor fit on the journey because I cannot come and be shouting "driver park park I wan enter bush"...plix no! Remember what happened in 2011? Don't tell me you missed that post. Oya read this one before you jump there. 


Fast forward when we arrived Port Harcourt and the edibles were staring at us in the face, I quickly snap one shot and posted it on my instagram asking how the thing taste like: some said like chicken skin, others said like crispy fish, someone suggested I try it with Kpokpo Garri, my friend personally told me that the head naim sweet pass...I stared at the head... 

I decided to put it in the freezer and microwave it later because in my head it sounded like a good idea and perhaps I would forget that this thing na maggot. 4 hours later I heard "you people should come and eat your maggot oh" from downstairs...is that my ma-in law? LOL. I called my co-choppers, and we all went to the fridge.

Who go chop first...we were doing tubutubu.

Nobody get mind. We left  it in the freezer in Port Harcourt *startes at feet*

29 comments

  1. Hahahahahaha😂😂 you mean you didn't even taste it? Lol. It's very delicious. We call it Ijaw suya in Bayelsa. I've eaten it before and truly the head is the sweetest part.
    I can't buy it with my money but if some one gives me, I'll eat. I saw the live one and that's when I stopped eating it. They move like maggots (Na maggot sef)

    Www.perezvoguediaries.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. You missed mehn! And yes the head is absolutely delicious. My mom used to buy it whenever she visited sapele back when we lived in Benin. I miss it.

    ReplyDelete
  3. it looks nice o but never been able to bring myself to eat it

    ReplyDelete
  4. seeeeeeee edible!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Sapele people food well done sisi

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hahahah I see it when I travel too oo but I no dey buy. Sisi you for close eye chop one na why you fall my hand like this na #sisiyemmieblogaddict#

    ReplyDelete
  7. Lol. Yemisi u re just a big clown. Yomi dont follow yemisi oh.

    ReplyDelete
  8. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  9. You didn't try it?! Even with my butterness, at least I tasted it during one of my road trips with Cakes. I can't remember what it tasted like exactly but I wasn't a fan.

    Berry Dakara Blog

    ReplyDelete
  10. ate it a lot when i was little, living in PH and sometime in 2013 and really can't remember the taste. But with my preggie cravings right now...if i see am i go chop o.http://www.diaryofanabujamom.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. Lol you were even bold enough to buy it and have it in the same car with you!! You get 100 marks for effort right there! I would have closed my eyes and had a gag reflex simply by seeing it outside my car window. I don't care how good people say it tastes, that stuff is a NOOO NOOO for me ooh! Haha

    Lady G
    www.gabychronicles.blogspot.com
    XOXO

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes oh! Lady G I am with u! To see outside of my window is more than enough. I thought I was the only one hailing themy for thier efforts lol

      Delete
  12. Chaiiiii babe u miss this one oooooo as u like food reach afraid come catch u to eat edible?.....how i which u go fit send am to me cos e no dey my area at all......nice post tho.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hahaha. Sisi Yemmie, better go and eat ur maggot o! I ate fried termites in boarding school, purely driven by hunger. They did not taste bad. Except they gave me a bad tummy ache.

    www.neloshalo.blogspot.com.ng

    ReplyDelete
  14. Never had the courage to try it.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I ate in 2015, it was nice. I and hubby was on a road trip to ijebu ode. Hubby kept on cringing... I made him eat it and he liked it. My daughters nanny refused to it. It was nice. I will eat it again if i see it.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I don't think I will have the courage to eat it.. I don't just know why but worms keh.... I go vomit chaiiii

    ReplyDelete
  17. Mummy Bobo,you missed oh, they taste like very well smoked chicken with the skin on. I love them.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Sorry, I meant to say Mummy Titos :-)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Lol I actually love maggots. That's one of the main highlights for me when I'm in the South South. "Edible worm" is the best thing since Kilishi hehehe

    ReplyDelete
  20. Lol... Maggots! I doubt I can ever eat it o

    ReplyDelete
  21. I'd have to pass. Even the idea of them being near my other food would be enough for me to empty my refrigerator lol

    ReplyDelete
  22. Chai! I don't think I can bring myself to eat that.... I don't blame you. Eat maggots... **cringing**

    ReplyDelete
  23. So Sisi you can fear like this? Go and carry your maggot from Port Harcourt o. Lol
    But seriously, i love edible. Back then when i was in secondary school in warri, my dad used to buy the live ones inside big bowl and bring home. My mum will then fry them. The taste is just extra delicious. When i started schooling in Uniben, i always buy them when i pass Sapele roundabout. You have to give it a second chance o. Its really tasty. Lol

    *fingers still crossed on weekend stay at Intercontinental giveaway*
    @reelmichelle

    ReplyDelete
  24. Eeeew, I'm on the same page with Sisi on this one.

    ReplyDelete
  25. I will rather jump and pass on this one, edible ginni? I no fit. Won't even buy it in the first place
    Bunlaby@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  26. You need to summon courage and try it next time. It's yummy and tastes like heaven. You don miss.

    Blog :Silvertojulicious.blogspot.com.ng
    Youtube :Silvertoju's World

    ReplyDelete
  27. Maggots ke! Edible what? There are many yummy things to eat in this life so why choose maggots? Abeg let them rest in the freezer well maybe by your next visit you guys will have the mind LOL!

    ReplyDelete

Your comments are like delicious grains of jollof rice to me: please feed me! Send me love mail sisi@sisiyemmie.com / Official business@sisiyemmie.com

Back to Top