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Igbo Food & Recipes

Igbo Food
The yam is the staple food of the Igbo. Traditionally, the yam was the food of choice for ceremonial occasions. Nowadays it has been replaced by rice. Other starchy foods include cassava, taro root, maize and plantains.


A typical meal includes a starch and a soup or stew, prepared with a vegetable to which pieces of fish, chicken, beef, or goat meat are added. Jollof rice of various types is popular throughout Nigeria. Among the Igbo who live near waterways it is often prepared with shrimp.




Igbo Recipes
You will find an extensive list of Igbo food & recipes below. These are Nigerian Foods that are indigenous to the Igbo (Ibo) tribe. Feel free to email us your favourite Igbo food & recipes to:


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Igbo Cultural Organisation - Igbo Food & Recipes