Looking for a Nigerian or African Restaurant near you? Keobi Restaurant has been in Albany, New York for nearly one year now. We are located on the historic Lark Street. We dove into the Capital District restaurant market during the beginning of the rise Covid 19 spread.
The impact of Covid gave TeamKeobi the required motivation, the right amount of courage to fulfill our vision to bring an African ethnic restaurant to Upstate New York. It has been a win-win situation. Some people need this diversion, some need a glimmer of hope, we need something to distract us from boredom; for some, numerous scavenger hunts, but it is certainly not reckless. We will deliver to you. And as for us, we have been able to introduce our beloved Nigerian cuisines to diverse of ethnic groups.
One of our favorite ethnic menus is the tasty and leafy Edikaikong soup. The name edikaikong simply means vegetable soup. The vegetable soup is native to the Efik people from Akwa Ibom and Cross River states of Nigeria. While the soup involves lots of preparation, the end result is that it is super duper delicious, nutritious, and full of essential vitamins when eaten fresh.
Ingredients for Edikaikong Soup
Edikaikong ingredients include many leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach, pumpkin, with assorted meats – beef, goat, kpomo, tripe, stockfish, smoked fish, periwinkle, plus more.
There are lots of variations for preparing the soup. Some people prefer to add onions, while others do not. However, nearly all versions include pumpkin leaves, water leaves, and a combination of meat and seafood.
Edikaikong at Keobi is prepared with a generous amount of kale and spinach. This Nigerian soup recipe is nourishing in every sense of the word. The vegetables are tossed in the meat broth prepared with fresh pepper, crayfish and other local spices and herbs with the right amount of red palm oil added lastly with salt to taste.
Edikaikong is one of high-end Nigerian soups – one that is especially known for its source of nutrition and vitamins. It is common practice for Nigerians to order this soup after a bout of illness because of the belief that it will replenish whatever was lost during the sickness. Edikaikong is just super duper!
Is Your Mouth Watering for a Taste of Edikaikong?
Stop by our restaurant for a #TasteofAfrica if you live in or near Albany, New York. If you’re visiting the Capital District, make #keobirestaurant your one stop destination for all your food needs. Look for us on the lively historic Lark Street in Albany. We are one year in and has become one of the topmost ethnic restaurants in Upstate NY and we are sure you’d find a variety of menu items that’d make your stay worthwhile.