WHAT NIGERIAN "EDIBLE WORMS" ACTUALLY TASTE LIKE...
food Monday, April 11, 2016
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*
Posted by Sisi Yemmie at Monday, April 11, 2016