Local Dish|Starch x Banga Soup… 

Hello and Welcome to my blog once again… A very Happy Tuesday to you! 

Today on the blog, we shall be looking at a local Dish peculiar to the Niger Delta And the South Eastern parts of Nigeria. 

In Niger Delta areas, Banga Soup is commonly eaten with Starch, yellow Garri, or Fufu . 

So yesterday, my mum prepared Starch x Banga Soup for the family ( I also helped in the preparation 😉 And my sister was the photographer :mrgreen:) 

Banga soup is made out if palm fruit oil extract. 

Preparation (Banga Soup) 

* pour the palm Fruits into a pot, add water, place on a cooker and cook for some minutes. 

* sieve out the water And pour the palm Fruits into a mortar. 

* pound slightly with a pestle until the palm Fruits are separated from the palm nuts. 

Extract the palm fruit oil by adding little water at a time and squeezing the palm Fruits with your hand. 

* Lastly, pour the palm Fruits extract into a pot, add your spices (salt, chilli pepper, scent leaves / dried bitterleaves) and cook till it thickens. 


Starch is revered and well respected across the Niger Delta. We Isokos call it “Uzi”. It is best enjoyed with Banga Soup;)


Dissolve the block of Starch in water, pour into a pot, add little palm oil and start turning with a wooden spoon. 

* keep turning until solid lumps are formed, which then turns from white with oily flecks to pale yellow and then the yellow gets darker and darker. 👇👇👇

The Starch then turns translucent. .. 

Voila, your Starch is ready to be eaten! 

And that’s it on Banga Soup x Starch. 

Have you heard about this local Dish before? Have you been lucky to eat it? What other solid would you prefer to eat with Banga Soup? 

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to leave a comment in the comment section below👇👇👇

Till next time, stay healthy ;)😘

Xoxo: Blairsyn✌✋


10 Comments Add yours

  1. mzjolaade says:

    I think d only thing i don’t lyk being a yoruba girl z d delicacies we don’t v 😦 i heard starch z hard to make, z it true? Lyk it gets really hard to turn. Anyway, a neighbor of mine made it during my nysc days, i mean banga soup but i didn’t lyk it
    😦 i guess she didn’t make it well cos I’ve heard stories about how sweet d soup z. I’ve had oha soup before sha nd dat soup z d *IT* lol. Tnx for sharing dis, hopefully I’d try it one day 😉

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    1. Ikr… You guys don’t have varieties 😢… Starch is not so difficult to make, it just gets hard to turn at a particular point… But it is worth the stress😉… Maybe she didn’t make it well, coz banga soup is the real deal😀… You should try it! Thanks for stopping by And leaving a comment 😘


  2. El Nathan says:

    i must confess i’m really impressed, nice blog posts, everything. keep it up.
    wish i could eat this from here 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  3. toksdavid says:

    I’m an urhobo girl, but I don’t like starch one bit. I’ll rather use Eba for my banga soup. Lol

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    1. Are you kidding me… Why don’t you like Starch? Urhobo for that matter😱


      1. toksdavid says:

        I really dunno…it’s too much stress for me when I’m eating. I like something easy

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          1. toksdavid says:

            Yea….you know there’s a way you cut it when eating, it’s totally different from when eating any other swallow.

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            1. Yeah, I know… But it is worth it at the end;)

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