My Very First Time Tasting Fura Da Nono

in OCD2 months ago (edited)

We can always plan how we want our day to end, but how it truly ends is unpredictable. Today, I surprisingly loved something I have never heard nor tasted since I was born and lived in Nigeria.

Yesterday, I planned to meet a Lawyer to conclude the deal for an apartment I'll be renting this week. I planned to head home when the deal is done. Die minutes to when the deal is to be concluded, @erransum texted me on WhatsApp asking where I was. Fortunately, his office is a stone's throw from my Lawyer's office.

I completed the apartment deal with my lawyer and I trekked along Allen Avenue road Ikeja where @erransum ' s office is located. On my way, I stumbled upon a long line of vehicle traffic.


This is normal in Lagos as 9-5 workers are on their way back home. Those who don't have cars had to trek to a junction to board a public bus. I feel sorry for them because I read on their face how tired they were. This is another good reason I don't subscribe to 9 to 5 jobs

I never planned to trek this long but I, however, assumed I'm on an exercise mission. While I was walking down the road, I kept recalling the picture of how his office looks like because it's been almost 4years since I last visited his office. Luckily for me, he gave me a landmark to stop which I did. I met him and he invited me to his office but guess what?... I rejected :)

"I'm feeling hot and tired. I'd prefer to go swimming or have something cold to drink than coming inside your office" I told him.

Surprisingly, he crossed to the other side of the road and I followed him as we entered a yogurt shop opposite his office. "Do you want to buy yogurt?" I asked. I was not interested because I have never been a fan of yogurts.

We walked in and he started ordering. Even though I never liked yogurts, I have been to yogurts shops and I could tell this particular shop looks different. What type of yogurt shop is this? he said It's Fura yogurt. Hmmmmm I was calm at this point because this sounded strange to me.

Since this type of yogurt is new to me, I stayed calm while he ordered for two and they started making it. I made a video of the process but decided to convert part of it into a gif since this isn't a Vlog.


Ready to taste Fura

The ingredients needed are on their desk as you can see from the gif above. It took them less than a minute to prepare it. I was patiently waiting to have a taste. He saved me a little inside a small disposable cup.


Omg! I love this yogurt! I felt refreshed. I finished my portion and then requested another cup real quick. In fact, I had to take this package home. I was given a full bowl of it inside their branded poly bag.


oh! looks like I haven't told y'all what @erransum was doing after ordering Fura! lol, look at him here. He was busy with his bowl of Fura. He had to remove his sunglasses :)


We both finished your delicious yogurt and we departed. Immediately I got home, I did some googling on Fura and found out these;

  • it's called Fura Da Nono and not just Fura.
  • it's consumed mostly in the northern part of Nigeria
  • Fura de nunu means millet gruel.

I also looked up for its benefits;

The nono yogurt component of Fura is loaded with vitamins and also minerals that supports vital physiological process in the body; these include Vitamin B 5; as well as Vitamin B 12; and also potassium, phosphorous, riboflavin, iodine, and zinc. source

I have stored my bowl of Fura Da Nono inside my freezer. I'll enjoy it tomorrow.

My day was fun and ended amazingly. Thanks for stopping by to read. xxx.


Hey @rufans! That is a unique food that you have there but I think this would have been great in the Foodies Bee Hive Community or the Hive Cross Culture if it is something unique from your place. 😉

That’s right. It was a mistake from me. I was writing to the foodiesBeHive on mobile, but before I finished writing it, I exported it to my pc to finish it up which I then posted. Unfortunately, hive interface on my pc was on Ocd community.

Oh I see! Better be extra careful next time. But keep it up!

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Never heard about this before but I think is very tasty 😋

Fura da nunu, my favorite.
I grew up having those two almost everyday in the north, but now am scared for hygienic purpose I cant buy directly from the Fulani's

Wow! I have only tasted it once and I love it! The guys making it were neat tho but I got your point.