Ancient Benin Kingdom & Edo State
Where Modernity And Tradition Meets In perfect Harmony
(Benin City Nigeria Local Time)
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What To Eat In Benin kingdom/Edo State

The traditional cuisine of the Edo’s is representative of what is obtains in most southern state of Nigeria. Pounded yam or eba eaten with vegetable, melon or okro soups cocked with bush meat [antelope, pig, and grass cutter] beef or fish... Yam and rice serve with varieties of soup and meat or fish. Rice and bean, yam and cocoyam porridge are also very popular The non-indigenous food like amala, starch, pepper soup fufu and banga soup have lately crept into the local cuisine. This is due to the constant social interaction of the people with the large migrant community from other parts of Nigeria. European in addition, Chinese food are prepare in some major hotels restaurants across the state .Fast food restaurants are also very common.

The most common beverages are bottled water, locally cellophane water popularly called "pure water" different types of beer, wine, gin, soft drinks both local and imported .Native beverages; palm wine, Ogoro drinks made from the juices of palm trees and Ogogoro {kai-kai} is distilled from the juice of Raffia palm trees.