Caption: A photo of a man cooking suya, meat skewers, in boiling oil over a barbecue at Glover Court Suya in Lagos, Nigeria. (Local Guide Mahbub Baset)
One of the most popular foods in Nigeria, and West Africa in general, is suya—spicy meat skewers similar to kebabs. It’s traditionally made with thinly sliced meat, like beef, ram, chicken, or innards, which is then coated in spices and barbecued on skewers. Suya originated with the Hausa people in Northern Nigeria, but has become popular throughout the country with different regions claiming their own special recipe.
In Lagos, you can try many different versions of suya and there are many opinions on which place is the best. Here’s where Local Guides recommend going to try this tasty dish.
“They have the best ram suya in lagos. 😁😁😁 well marinated and grilled over naked flames and smoke. It has a sitting area where u can chill and eat and even order drinks as well.” -Local Guide bethia idoko
“For those who eat "suya" i.e roasted beef or chicken, this is one place you should try. Literarily, you will be served by Professors of the art of making and selling suya…” -Local Guide Abraham Idokoko Abraham