May 22, 2024

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Atama Soup of the Opbo/Nkoro People

ATAM SOUP is a local cousin enjoyed by the OPOBO/NKORO’s of Rivers State.

Opobo/Nkoro is a Local Government Area in Rivers State, Nigeria.
It is part of the Andoni/Gokana/Khana/Oyigbo/Tai/Eleme Senitorial District of the National Assembly of Nigeria (Rivers South East Senatorial District).

The capital of Opobo/Nkoro is Opobo Town.
The Opobo / Nkoro people are know for there Special Delicay Popularly Called ‘ATAMA SOUP’

Atama soup is a palm nut juice-based soup. It is local to the Ibibios and Efiks of Akwa-Ibom and Cross River States of South-south Nigeria. It is similar to Ofe Akwu (Igbo) and Banga soup (Niger Delta) the only difference is the herbs used in the different dishes.

Atama is aromatic and floral with a slightly bitter taste. The fresh leaves have a more pronounced flavour than the dry although both can be used for the soup.

Atama can be bought dry, especially for people living outside Nigeria (Diaspora).

The 5th Edition of Food Fair Rivers will showcase the Atama Soup.

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