“Oga you are a big man, we can’t serve you small chops” the waiter said. He looked at the waiter and said “who told you small chops is not meant for big men like me? My friend bring it…” the rich man said. This transpired sarcastically between a chops server and a wedding guest recently.
Welcome to the world of Small chops; friend of all and sundry. Maybe someone is already wondering “what is small chops?” Finger foods are popularly knows as small chops in Nigeria. It is a mixture of different snacks such as: Samosa, Puff Puff, Spring Roll, Drum Sticks, Peppered Snail, BBQ Chicken Gizdodo, Meat etc
They serve as appetizers, preparing the stomach for the main dish. Report has it that a Nigerian party without small chops is an incomplete one.
I even heard (dont call me gbeboru “gossip”) that some new age Pentecostal Churches now give small chops to those attending for the first time (laughs). I didn’t tell you that please let us keep it as a secret.
Small chops has been a saviour at many occasions because it is affordable. And everyone can relate with it from the young ones to the grandpas and grandmas.
It has overtime moved from the regular you see and welcomed families like Asun, Peppered Boli (roasted plantain) Grilled Fish etc. I am already salivating.
Small chops is getting synonymous to party Jollof Rice due to it delicious taste as you see party guest with props with the inscription “I am here for the chops”, “Serve me the chops and let the party begin” etc I think I can say a Nigerian party is incomplete without small chops. If time is not taken, it may even replace the world renowned party Jollof Rice (winks).
Enough of my side gist please, kindly share your Small Chops gist in the comment section.
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