The Secret's Out: How to Make Restaurant-Worthy Egusi Soup in Minutes

Egusi soup! The soup that brings back many childhood memories, mostly involving a mortar and pestle the size of my head and arms that felt like they were about to fall off. You see, my mum (aah, I love that woman) was a purist. Egusi soup wasn't Egusi soup unless you wrestled those stubborn melon seeds into submission with sheer brute force.

Every Saturday afternoon goes the “thump thump thump” sound. It felt like a special dance to get ready for a delicious lunch. I would watch my mom's muscles bulge as she pounded seeds with a pestle, turning them into a yummy, yellow paste. It was cool to see, but a little scary too!

Then came the part where I was "invited" to help. "Just a little stirring, my love," she'd say, handing me the giant wooden spoon. "A little stirring" turned into a full arm workout, desperately trying to keep the egusi from clinging to the bottom of the pot and burning. By lunchtime, I was more exhausted than if I'd run a marathon.

Ah, the sacrifices we make for love. Because that's what egusi soup is – pure, delicious love. The first taste is creamy and nutty, with a kick of spice from the peppers. Plus, there's succulent meat and seafood in there too – a perfect combination!


Fast forward to today, and while the memory of those Saturday afternoons still makes me smile. The pounding? Not so much. Thankfully, those days are over! Egusi Soup Mix to the rescue.

Traditionally, making egusi soup is a labor of love. But now, you can enjoy that same delicious taste without all the work. Our egusi soup mix is made with the finest ingredients, so you can whip up a pot of this classic soup in just a few simple steps. Just toss the mix in your pot, add your favorite protein, palm oil, and veggies, and voila! Perfect egusi soup, ready to enjoy!


If you're craving a taste of magic without the sweat, dump the mortar and pestle and grab a pack of Flourish Egusi Soup Mix today. It's the best way to reconnect with the flavors of home, no matter where you are in the world. Visit our website or drop by our store to snag a pouch or two. Guess what! For a pack of two, you’ll get a 20% discount off your purchase. Act fast before it's gone!

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