Bole Festival is the biggest food festival South and East of Nigeria. It is a food-meet-fun event that has Rivers State’s bole and fish at the heart of festivities. It is a celebration of urban culture that creates a guide to the Niger Delta’s rich heritage through food, attracting food lovers from across the world.
Bole which is a street food in Nigeria, made from plantain is usually served in different ways depending on the region.
In case you’re wondering, Bole and Fish in places like Port Harcourt and Bayelsa, and most in south-south region, it is often served with really spicy pepper sauce, roasted fish, with yam or potatoes by the side, while in Akwa Ibom, it can be served with roasted chicken and special sauce.
In Western Nigeria, there’s another version of Bole called “Boli and ekpa” which is roasted plantain and groundnut. When you try both versions, you’ll know which one is the original