Nigerian flavours brought to the Philippines by Akara House

Nigerian flavours brought to the Philippines by Akara House

Have you ever considered preparing a dish called Akara that will appeal to both Nigerians and Americans at the same time? This was made possible by Funso Akinya, the American founder of Akara House in New York.

With a significant portion of the burger made with the famed Nigerian dish “Akara,” Akinya’s Akara House offers a novel take on the veggie burger. It has some American and some Nigerian characteristics.

A traditional Nigerian fritter made with bean flour is called akara. It’s crunchy, flavorful, bite-sized, and ideal for breakfast.

In New York, the combination of savoury Vegan Bliss sandwish, fresh colourful vegetable pockets, creamy vegan spread, and freshly baked artisan bread has become a popular dish.

Residents of New York, both US and foreign nationals, may savour the flavours of Nigeria at Akara House with their delicious breakfast, which includes ogi “pap” and Akara fritters. Akara House is open from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on weekdays, until 12:00 midnight on Saturdays, and until 7:00 p.m. on Sundays. It is situated at Nostrand Avenue, between Bergen and Dean Streets. Also read: Taste the Future: Chef Ette Assam’s perspectives on transforming Nigerian cuisine into a world-class treat Akara, or fried bean fritters, were a common street dish in Funso Akinya’s native Nigeria. He reportedly grew up in a small hamlet three hours’ drive from Lagos and would typically buy them first thing in the morning and pack them with some bread on the side

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