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Nigerian Suya!

Nigerian Suya
A mala is seen here seated in front of his Suya Stand

Suya (pronounced Su-hu-ya)

That's the name of a piece of meat roasted on an open heat basin, with Oil, onions and salt.

Suya is a popular food among the rich and the Nigerian middle class. Suya is usually produced during the evenings on streets, club houses, hotels and social gatherings. Suyas are the speciality of ‘Hausas'tribes from Nothern Nigeria.

A piece of Suya could redefine your entire view about beafs. To eat Suya at any ‘Suya Stand’, the ‘Mala’ in charge will first give you a free appetizer. He cuts out a little piece and allows you to have a feel of what he has to offer. With this first taste, one could be tempted to turn his pockets all over for the mouth watering meat.

Suya is first hand protein as its devoid of all the chemicals that we call seasoning in modern day cooking. Nigerians love fun and there is nothing like having your hot Suya with Palm Wine or a bottle of the Nigerian beer.

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