Chicken Skewer with Peanut Sauce
1 clove garlic
1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Skinless chicken breast (boneless preferably)
Salt and pepper
First make your peanut sauce: Blend peanut butter, garlic, ginger, lime, soy sauce, sugar, crush slide red pepper in a blender until smooth
(You can also whisk manually)
Pre heat grill to high. Thread chicken onto your skewer. Brush both sides of chicken with oil. Season with salt and pepper.
Grill until chicken is cooked. Serve with peanut sauce
Creamy Garlic Herb Chicken
1/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons minced garlic
3 tablespoons rosemary
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup chicken broth
Boil chicken with desired season for about 8 minutes
Remove chicken from skillet
Melt butter over high heat in another pan, and add mushrooms
Cook for about 5 minutes
Add garlic, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Cook for another 5 minutes
Add chicken broth and heavy cream to the mixture and bring to boil
Honey Glazed Chicken
2 chicken breasts
Half a lemon
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
Put two chicken breast, skin side up in a small baking dish and season
Squeeze the lemon into a bowl and stir in the honey and soy sauce.
Spoon the mixture over the chicken, then tuck the squeezed out half of lemon between the pieces
Roast the chicken breast in a baking dish, uncovered for about 30-50minutes
Gladys Oyewole, O.T
China House Ibadan
Palms Mall, MKO Abiola Way, Ring Road, Ibadan.
Wasn’t too excited to come here at first, cause to me every Chinese dish in Ibadan feels the same. The same restricted rice/noodles menu, same attempt at Chinese decor and average dumplings. But it’s Sunday. Sundays and Chinese is slowly becoming a ritual in African homes.
It’s a nicely carved out space in the mall, not so big too. They settled for the red decor with mild Chinese representations, nothing so over bearing. Just adequate.
The menu covers the Chinese basics, from starters, sauces to rice/noodle combos.
Went for the shrimp in chili sauce and beef fried rice.
The meal came in less than 5 minutes which was surprise. I barely blinked and the waiter was already back with what I ordered.
Both the rice and shrimp sauce came in medium sized plate, there was nothing wrong with the portioning here.
I didn’t like that the shrimps were so small, they were mostly overshadowed by the chili gravy, I was looking forward to some heavy duty shrimps.
The rice was good. If there’s anything Nigerians know how to make well its rice. It comes from years of conditioning lol. The rice had a bit of veggie vibe to it, mostly stained with the tangy slices of meat. I don’t know, I think that’s exciting enough.
Shrimp in chili sauce: N3,200
Beef fried rice: N1,800
Personally China house isn’t the place I’d go for a “sit out and eat” kinda thing. The food is good enough to go so why not. Plus I don’t like the publicity that comes with mall restaurant. But nonetheless a good attempt at a Chinese dining experience
No 9, Adekunle Fajuyi Way, Ikeja Lagos.
Bungalow is exactly the kind of place to find this kind of dish. The first time I was here I was so fascinated by how diverse the menu especially in the Japanese/Mexican region. And even better they have everything they claim to have. No excuses.
Calamari is the culinary name for squid dishes. A seafood luxury apparently.
Bungalow’s calamari dish comes with a vegetable/seafood fried rice, vegetables and the squid cover in some sort of gravy.
I’m not really big on seafood so I don’t know how to judge this one without bias. I’m sure seafood lovers would find this fascinating
Calamari dish - N8500
Bungalow is one of my favorite restaurants in Lagos. There are very few places I’d give 4/4 star rating. It’s the kind of place you go to try something new.
Related: Tex-mex At Bungalow
O.T, James Wood.
Latitude Cakes and Cream
Ventura Mall, Sango Ibadan.
It’s still a bar/lounge, but Latitude cleverly demarcated a small space for what would be Ibadan’s picture aesthetic cake and ice cream outlet. It’s clear they want you to come here for your Instagram pictures. They lady at the counter confirmed it.
It’s a carved out space so it’s not really big but it works
They have about 15 different flavors and toppings
Had the French cream and dark chocolate with wafer sticks. It tasted just you’d expect. Nothing more nothing less.
I’m convinced this is a studio rather than an ice cream joint. Doesn’t seem like the place you come to sit down for a lick. It’s more of a “cone ice-cream take a cute picture and go place”. But whatever it is, it works.
Decent parking space
No short of ethnic range on the menu here. The alleged strict Lebanese restaurant also has a filled packed Chinese section on the menu.
I have a thing against the way restaurant in Nigeria appropriate “Chinese food”. Often at times it’s just rice/noodles and some gravy instilled protein. Don’t we have enough of rice and noodles already?
Anyway I settled in quickly. Nothing has changed since the last time I was here. Still the same settings, decor and ambience.
The staffs are a bit more polite though.
The Chinese menu looked improved. I don’t remember seeing so many options the last time I was here. Whether it’s chicken, beef, or seafood you’re in the mood for, there’s a pick to match your excitement.
Settled for Shrimp fried rice and Chicken Oyster sauce. I’ve had shrimp fried rice before and this was nothing more nor nothing less. Just what it should be.
Never had oyster sauce but the name sounded like something exciting.
Tasting the oyster sauce was all the excitement I got. I’ve had too many gravy and chicken in this lifetime to get excited over. Decent meal still
Chicken Oyster sauce (large) - N5,000
Shrimp fried rice - N2,000
Not much has changed since the last visit here. Waiting service seem to have improved.
25, Rue Francisque gay, Paris
Walking the roads of Paris and trying as much as possible to get lost, you tend to find the cutest diners and eateries.
It’s a quaint little diner embodying the American spirit, looking just like the rustic diners in the 20’s, down to the country music being played.
It’s a milk shake and burger bar and boy does it hold its own!
On viewing the menu, I was drawn to a bacon cheeseburger with fries and a Pepsi! Classic!!
Also with a second order of pancakes, scrambled eggs, toast and lemonade!
The meals were served in rustic metal plates giving this feel of the Wild West!
I must say I have had only one incredible burger and that was from Five Guys (we’ll come to this review soon enough), but this burger was beautiful! Crispy bacon with onion rings and beef “bien cuit” (well cooked)! The buns were nicely grilled and crunchy, with a side of Pepsi (not an endorsement) and ice! It was an experience I am very eager to try again. The pancakes were very fluffy, but the syrup was so sweet that only candy crushers can complete that level!
BBQ burger: 13.95€
Scrambled Eggs: 3.95€
Citronade a l'ancienne: 4.50€
Great place for a new date, all the employees speak English so you can’t have a problem with your order being mixed up. Service with a smile! It’s not overly pricey but let’s face it, like LAGOS, everywhere In Paris is a bit pricey.
But on a whole, 15€ for a meal comes to about 6,000 naira which is in fact not as expensive as most places in Lagos
The Prime Chinese Restaurant
860A Bishop Aboyade Cole St, Victoria Island, Lagos
Have you ever wanted to go to China? And try out the food? If yes then let me take you through my experience at The Prime Chinese restaurant.
It's calm and very reserved, compound is very spacious and you can definitely take your kids or even a pet along. The restaurant has an indoor or outdoor option, although the indoor space is very dark and I was very disappointed with the interior design, no Chinese culture appreciation whatsoever, I was so eager to see the amazing lantern and all but nope nothing was displayed.
For some weird reasons they chose yellow over red although it was relaxing I still felt red would have been fine. They also had background music playing and it felt like they did a little research on me to know Celine Dion is my favorite, her song was played all through and I began to miss my mother a little especially when coulda woulda came on. Sniff.
The customer service was okay, at a point I felt he was trying too hard. Well at least he was trying. It might be his first day at work, he seemed quite nervous.
Now back to the food, I settled for the Special Fried rice, ginger chicken, "chivita" fruit juice and a glass of their oldest wine (still can't remember the name)
The food was great, even though I felt they were selfish with the ginger and garlic in the chicken sauce. The price was minimal and the food was insanely much (although it was lesser than the previous one I ordered few months back). It took them a whole Chinese new year to get my order to me.
N12,500 tax included
It's perfect for a brunch date and definitely great for kids as well, the parking lot is very large and there's a smoking area outfit so no one is suffocating anyone, I will definitely recommend everyone to pay them a visit aside from the good customer service, their food is insanely much. I really hope they work on their kitchen time and improve the interior decorations. A Chinese restaurant should feel like a Chinese restaurant.