Edikaikong Recipe

Edika-ikong soup is a popular vegetable soup, among the Efik and the Ibibio people in Nigeria. 

It is a highly nutritious soup commonly eaten during special ceremonies such as traditional weddings, baby dedications and funeral.

Edikaikong is also referred to as “The King Soup” because it is mostly prepared for the Kings. This is as the result of the richness of the ingredients used and the procedure involved. 

The main ingredients are usually pumpkin leaves (nkong ubong or ugu), waterleaf (mon mong ikong or Talinum Triangulare), Goat meat or beef, cow hides and palm oil, among other ingredients.

Water is not used in the preparation of this soup.