Edikang ikong

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Edikang ikong is a vegetable soup that originated among the Efik- Ibibio people of Akwa Ibom State and Cross River State in Southeastern Nigeria.[1][2] It is considered to be a delicacy among some Nigerians, and is sometimes served during occasions of importance.[3][4] Edikang ikong is a nutritious soup and expensive to prepare, and has been described as being mostly eaten by rich people in Nigeria.[3] Ingredients used in edikang ikong include beef and dried fish, bush meat, crayfish, shaki (cow tripe), kanda, pumpkin leaves, water leaves, ugu, onion, periwinkle, palm oil, salt and pepper.[1][3][5]

After preparation, edikang ikong can be served with fufu, wheat flour, eba, or pounded yam.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "Trad Perfect! Recipe for an amazing Edikang Ikong Soup". Pulse Nigeria. May 20, 2015. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  2. ^ Ukpong, Cletus (April 19, 2016). "Nollywood Actress, Omoni Oboli, falls in love with Afang soup". Premium Times. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Iyobebe, S. (2016). Health and Exercise is wealth with "Recipes". Trafford Publishing. p. pt73–74. ISBN 978-1-4907-6979-0.
  4. ^ Agbenson, V. (2014). Moment of Truth: The Compelling Story of Pastor Tunde Bakare. Heinemannn Educational. p. 22. ISBN 978-978-8431-45-9.
  5. ^ Inyese, Amaka (June 23, 2015). "Nigerian Dish: Edikang ikong". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  6. ^ "Edikaiakong Soup". Leadership Newspaper. 2018-08-25. Retrieved 2019-04-19.

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