Local Delicacies served at Owambe.

As much as we talk about fashion and slaying for our Owambe occasions, we all know that what makes it more entertaining is the mouth-watering meals served.

When all is said and done, and the highness of the celebration is beginning to cool off, what keeps the energy going is the delicacies that are offered to the guest. This is usually called item 7.

In a typical Nigerian wedding, asides from the dazzling Asoebi display, one thing to wait upon is the food.

Yes, the food! It is particularly important to any and every event. No matter how mesmerizing the party is, if the guests are not properly attended to in terms of the stomach infrastructure, there would be murmuring. 

We must warn you that these treats are to die for hence its importance at the occasions. The commonly found sumptuous refreshments are the finger food which is known as the Small chops. These are appetizers to prepare one for the main course.

They are mostly Puff-Puff, Samosa, Spring rolls, Gizzard, Plantain Mosa, etc. They are made small, hot, and ready to eat.

Now, the main course depends on the tribe in which the couples are from. In a Yoruba setting, you should expect to see chow like, Amala and Ewedu, Semo and Efo riro, Jollof rice, Wheat and Efo Elegusi, Ofada rice, and many more

The Igbo wedding foods will comprise 0f treats like the Abacha, Fufu and Egusi, White soup, Yellow garri, and others. In a Hausa setting, look out for Tuwo Chikanfa, Dan wake, Fanke, Tuwo, and Taushe soup amongst others.

The list of meals goes on and on. What you see on the menu depends solely on the tribe, ethnicity, and culture of the couples. 

All tribes have embraced international chows to further give their invitee preference. 

An Owambe without these meals would be termed boring and not worthwhile. 

Would you be attending any wedding today? What and what food would you be looking out for on the menu?

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