Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Moi Moi

This week I'm writing a chapter about someone who, as a young girl, had to get up at 3 am every day to start preparing moi moi for her aunt to sell. Thanks to google, I learned that this distinctively Nigerian food is made from soaked, peeled and blended black eyed beans mixed with seasonings and cooked onions (cooked tomatoes optional). Peeled beans? No wonder she and her siblings had to get up so early to have the moi moi ready at 7 am.


  1. Have you tasted it? Looks good, but 3 a.m. - good grief.

  2. I'll have to try some next time I'm in Nigeria. Either that, or I'll try to make it at home. I bet I'd have to start at midnight to have it ready by 7 am!