At Egunsifoods, we produce four different flavors of our authentic African soups, derived from classic West African foods. We often get asked the question, “Which one is your favorite?” and well, how could one pick? If you need help picking which Egunsifoods soup to try first, keep reading to see how we pick a flavor base on the day and mood we’re in.
First, we have Gbegiri soup which we dubbed brown-eyed peas soup. This soup is great when you want that comforting and savory feel. The texture of this soup is reminiscent of dahl or lentil soup. The peas used in this soup are a close cousin to the black-eyed peas family but comes in a golden brown color, which is grown in Nigeria, also known as Ewa Oloyin which translates to Honey Beans. They add great texture to this soup with a tad bit of sweetness and creaminess from the peas.
Groundnut soup, also known as our peanut butter soup, it’s good when you're in the mood for some type of Pad Thai flavor and also to clear out that cold. This dish can be found all over Africa but the recipe we use is the Ghanian version with ginger and garlic in it. You can eat this soup stand-alone or try it in a pad thai like recipe by simmering the peanut butter soup with pan-seared shrimp tossing in noodles and garnish with parsley.
Egunsi soup, also known as melon seed soup, made with our namesake seed, Egusi, is hearty vegetable soup with a great texture and nutty flavor but without nuts. This soup is on the sweeter side and can be eating alone or used as a simmering sauce for chicken or tofu.
Last, but not least is our Obe Ata soup, also known as West African tomato soup. This is a classic West African dish because of its extremely versatile nature. It can also be served as the base for stews, eaten over rice or soak up this soup with bread.
Depending on your recipe choices of the week, and dietary lifestyle, we have an option for everyone! All of our soups are made from whole, fresh ingredients, with natural preservatives, and no artificial colors. 100% vegan, gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free. Now, armed with a flavor profile and a better idea of the mood each soup creates, we hope you enjoy your next Egunsi soup! As always, we love to hear your feedback, so let us know what you think by leaving a review or connecting with us on Instagram at @Egunsifoods.