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Moin moin

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Moin-moin or moimoi is a steamed or boiled bean pudding made from a mixture of washed and peeled black-eyed beans, often combined with onions and fresh ground red peppers (usually a combination of bell peppers, chili or Scotch bonnet), spices and fish/egg/crayfish.[1] Its a protein-rich food that originated and is a staple from Nigeria.[2][3] Moi moi is traditionally steamed in a special leaf called Ewe eran, though it can also be steamed in other materials like steaming containers.

Quick facts: Alternative names, Type, Place of origin, Reg...
Moin-Moin or Moi-Moi
Alternative namesMoyi-Moyi, Mai-Mai, Olele
Place of originNigeria
Region or stateWestern Africa
Created byYoruba People
Main ingredientsBlack-eyed beans or honey beans, onions, fresh ground peppers,oil
Nigerian fried rice served with grilled fish, mixed salad and moi moi

Asides from its name moi moi, it is also commonly known as "alele" or "olele", all three from the Yoruba language, but is more commonly known by latter in Sierra Leone and Ghana. It is usually taken with Ogi /Akamu/koko.[4] It can also be taken with garri, pap, or custard. Moi moi is now usually used as a side dish in Nigerian parties, served alongside Jollof rice and other dishes.