A Great Nigerian Healthy Soup That Uses Ajinomoto

I was at a food seminar in Tokyo on 20th of February where we had a discussion on food safety and eating healthy. I came across an interesting recipe, which was shared, by one of our participants from Nigeria. According to her this food is popular in Nigeria. I decided to share it out on my page for people to see it and try it. I will be heading to an African restaurant in Tokyo this weekend for a thirst of it. I can’t wait.

Egusi Soup


“Rich in taste , rich in nutrients, of national popularity and a pure delight ! That’s Egusi Soup.
Serve with pounded yam, and Cassava Puddings.


6 servings


2 cups of Egusi, 15 cl of palm oil, 1kg of meat, 1 medium size dry fish, 100gm crayfish, 2 medium onion, 5 red pepper, 1/8 kilo of vegetable, 1 cup of water, 1 tea spoon of salt and finally 3g of AJINOMOTO.


1. Boil Meat with sliced Onions and add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1g of AJI-NO-MOTO®

2.Fry grounded melon (Egusi) in heated oil with sliced onions for 15 mins

3. Add Meat broth and half cup of water to the fried melon and cook for 5mins

4.  Add already boiled meat, de-boned dry fish,and marshed pepper and crayfish and allow to simmer for 15-20 mins add 1/2 teaspoon of Salt and 2g of AJI-NO-MOTO® and stir.

5.  Add Vegetable ( bitter leaf or pumpkin leaf), stir and simmer for 3mins

Enjoy it!!!


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