Home / How to / How To Cook Edikang Ikong Soup

How To Cook Edikang Ikong Soup

How to cook edikang ikong soup

Nigeria is a country rich in culture, with different tribes having their own unique delicacies. Looking at the Edikang Ikong soup, it is a soup native to the Efik people of Nigeria. It is so rich with ingredients that everybody would want to taste. It is believed to replenish the body, that is why some people after suffering from illness would want to have it.
In this article, you are going to see and learn how to cook the almighty Edikang Ikong soup
Below are the needed Ingredients for Edikang Ikong soup.

  1. 1kg of Pumpkin leaves
  2. 500g of Water leaves (Talinum Triangulare)
  3. 800g of Beef, Kpomo, Dry Fish
  4. Pepper, ground Crayfish, Salt
  5. Palm oil (200ml)
  6. 1 Cup of Periwinkle
  7. Onions
  8. 3 Stock cubes


  1. Bring out the pumpkin and Water leaves, wash and cut them into tiny pieces. Put the into separate sieves for the water to drain out.
  2. Cut the Kpomo (Kanda) into smaller pieces, cook the dry fish, Kpomo, and beef. Spice it with a cube or two, diced onion bulb and add a little water.
    Note: the palm oil is the liquid that’s why less water is needed.
  3. When the meat, Kpomo and dry fish is done, add some amount of palm oil, Crayfish, pepper and allow to boil for at least 10 minutes. Then add the Periwinkle, and water leaves. Allow to cook for another 5 minutes.
  4. Now is time to add the Pumpkin leaves and salt to taste. Stir very well and then turn off the heat. Allow for at least 5 minutes and make sure the pot is closed.

Wow!!!! We are done. So simple right?

You can serve with Pounded yam, Amala, semolina, fufu etc.
Serve while hot.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *