Ngwo-Ngwo vs Nkwobi

The Igbo People of Nigeria are known for numerous traditional qualities that are exclusively their’s. In this blog post we are going to evaluate one of those qualities in the food sector. Ndi igbo and every other Nigerian sure enjoy a well prepared and served Nkwobi.
So here, Ngwo Ngwo and Nkwobi goes head to head, enjoy.

How to love Igbo things (or what you will).

A friend asked me  ‘What’s the difference between Ngwo-Ngwo and Nkwobi?’ and I didn’t know what to tell her having never tasted Nkwobi before.

When I moved to London a few years ago it was all ‘Nkwobi-this’ and ‘Nkwobi-that’ and I approached it in the same way I do all faddy things – which is not at all. I have never tasted Nkwobi.

It didn’t help that men were just going mad over it like it was the new onugbu soup. You’d have barely said hello on a date before the guy would ask with ill-disguised desperation:

“You can make Nkwobi right?” Trying to contain the drool pouring out of his mouth. And failing.

Needless to say, when I lived in Enfield, women – and they were always women-  who could make Nkwobi were almost always elevated to superstar status. And even then I did not taste it. Even though…

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