Humans have and will always evolve that’s why we have trendy meals in events these days. Gone are the days you go to an event and the only menu is jollof rice and beef. Now we have varieties of trendy meals to choose from. Mind you there's no way you are taking away the most popular, most anticipated and most ancient menu (The almighty Nigerian Jollof Rice) away from the list no matter how evolved we are, jollof is here to stay in Nigeria.
Before i get carried away on the glorious jollof rice i am here to talk about trendy meals to pick for your event in which you know the number one on the list "Nigerian jollof"
Preparing a menu list for your events should be well addressed and it should also be in accordance to your type of event and the type of guests you are expecting.
So here are the lists of food menu Nigerians want to see in your event
Almighty Jollof Rice
Here i am again singing praises of this wonderful meal in Nigeria. God has blessed Nigeria with lots of things but this one cannot be rivaled. Lots of people even day dream about party jollof so this should be well planned.
It can be served with vegetable salad or moimoi.
Fried rice,white rice or Nigerian native rice, ofada are other types of rice than can be included on your menu.
Get a very good vendor that can handle this part very well. Don't hesitate to go on a tasting spree so as to get the best jollof present in your event. This should always be the most surplus of the food list in your events because of the high level of demand for this great recipe. Just be sure to get it right and your event would be well spoken of.
continental dishes are also appreciated by guests, the very popular one is the chinese food. Which includes; chines rice,beef,dishes,spaghetti with potato dish,duck dishe etc. Chinese food are fast becoming a thing in Nigerian party menu list, though not many know how to consume them but they should be on your menu list not just to give variety but to also make your guests feel the greatness of this recipe.
Ewa Agoyin and Dodo
The rise to prominence of this local recipe we all take as food while we were young is quite alarming and this should also tell you how very fast humans are evolving. This protein filled recipe is made of beans that have been pressure cooked to be very soft and it tastes so good with dodo. No matter how classy your event is you will be surprised at how your guests will rush for this very recipe especially because of the dodo. Note: choose your vendor wisely for this particular menu.
Made of yam and has the colour of a jollof. I sometimes call this recipe jollof yam only when made by an expert though 'lol'. This jollof yam is also becoming a popular demand in parties and events so be sure to make this present in your menu plans.
Amala on the Spot.
This traditional dish is most loved by the Yoruba people. Even other cultures are have taken a likening to it. The way it is prepared,right at the venue,keeps it hot and appetizing. It is ually served in lovely deep plates with gbegiri and ewedu,and lots of meaty part.I am not a fan of eating amala at home,but once I spot this dish at any party I can't resist it.
Pounded Yam traditionally called Iyan is also a popular swallow best served with efo riro or egusi.
Semo which is easier to prepare than pounded yam should also not be found wanting in your event.
Other swallows served at events varies on culture, fufu or starch is served by people from the East with white soups,afang soup, or edikang ikong. These foods are classic they bring that native feeling to your events and you see guests ordering for more when served.
This can quickly become catastrophic if not well made and requires a very patient and experienced caterer to handle. So if it takes hiring a police to monitor the vendors when making this recipe, do it "LOL". What I'm trying to say is monitor this process and hire a professional.
Finger foods are usually served before the main meal and after the main meal, examples of finger foods are chinchin, small chops,sun, chicken with chips, fish with chips, fried yam with sauce etc They can be called the Nigerian party dessert or appetizer.
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