Americans Try Nigerian Food

Americans Try Nigerian Food

– All the best foods are
eaten with your hands. – Yeah. – Everyone knows that, and
people who don’t know that are wrong. (bright calypso music) – [Man] I’ve never had Nigerian
food, I’ve always wanted to try it and I’m excited. (bright calypso music) – This meat’s a little
chewy which I really like. – Tastes like spaghetti. – It does! Like, better than spaghetti. – It’s like if sweet
potato fries had a cousin and that cousin was better. (light music) – The lady back here
wonderfully explained that it’s very customary to do this which
makes sense because you’re eating from your hand. – Okay, you’re a pro. – I just cheated, I
watched other people do it. – A lot of times in America
we get so used to just, like, fork and knives kind of
shoving it into your mouth all the time, whereas, this
is more of like a full-on experience. – All the best foods are
eaten with your hands. Is there a fishiness I detect? – A little, I get that too. – It’s like tangy, sharp,
it tastes like tofu-ish. – Kind of just like really
starchy, overcooked rice in like a mashed potato, but
with this together it has so much more flavor. – I love all meats on sticks. I’ve never had a meat
on stick I didn’t like. – It’s like a powdery
flavor on the outside. Very beef jerky-ish also. – It’s one of those things
where it’s, it is hot, but as you keep eating it
you just kind of burn off your feelers a bit so
it’s easier to eat it. – [Man] It’s like
addicting, like hot Cheetos. – Mmm-hmm, Mmm-hmm. This is really opening up my sinuses. It snapped me out of my food coma. (big band music) – [Man] It’s a lot of like,
it’s like salty and spicy. – Like the Midwestern in me
wants to get like a big ass roll and just dunk it. – I’m not a big seafood guy
but this is like a good level of fishiness. – I also can tell that they
roasted the peppers beforehand which is really great. Give it some great, deep flavor. – I’m sweating. – Wow. It like hits you in a wave of heat. – I can’t even speak. – It’s kind of comforting,
like comforting food. – It’s for sure comforting, yeah. – [Woman] This was delicious. I had a great time eating all
that and I wish it was more mainstream so I can eat
that jollof rice anywhere. It was so good. – A lot of our cultures around the world, especially foodwise, have stemmed
from there and I feel like it’s just been a great experience
that we’re missing out on. (bright calypso music)


  1. any ghanaians here who’s upset that we don’t get represented as much as other african countries raise your hand 🙋🏾‍♀️🙋🏾‍♀️

  2. I don't mean to be rude at all cause people have their differences and preferences. They probably barely eat Nigerian food. As you can see from my name, I'm Nigerian. I kind of got annoyed when they said jollof rice tasted like spaghetti. I adore them exploring Nigerian food but still… Don't comment on it like *that*

  3. They didn't like the food but didn't want to appear culturally insensitive. It's okay to say something doesn't taste good. It doesn't look too tasty.

  4. Its is just like indian food like jollof rice just like chicken biryani,fufu and something is there with fufu its just like pav bhaji in india ,fish soup is just like knowr coup soup soo its all food items matchs to indian food items but i like indian food items most😋

  5. I had jollof rice for the first time today with glazed turkey of some kind and puff puff pastries and the people at buzzfeed are right. Jollof rice DOES taste like spaghetti, but like the sauce of the spaghetti because it's made with tomato base

  6. Yaaaaaas Nigerians and our fellow Naija food lovers stand UP!!!! Oh Yaaaaaaa🇳🇬 🇳🇬 🇳🇬 🇳🇬

  7. I ate all these foods today cause I went to a Nigerian party and it was so good btw I’m a Nigerian 🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬

  8. It’s such an honour being Nigerian and getting to eat all our delicious dishes😋🤤🤤🤤🤤❤️❤️❤️❤️both local and modern

  9. I don't know where they ate but the Nigerian food I had was completely inedible and disgusting. Fufu and that "soup" you dip it into being the absolute worst thing I have ever tried.

  10. Like our the Asians and suffering and the whites are not ironic. But I am Nigeria love my country and hop for the better by the grac of God.

  11. Cameroonian American- and I'm SO glad they were all so willing to eat with their hands, and that they gave them egusi with their fufu!!

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