Salma’s lebanese Lagos
Introducing the Food Meets Travel Series which is a collaboration between Foodie in Lagos, Olammide of Living in Lekki, Ministry of Enjoyment , The Dare Experience and the food film is shot by Ibidunni Damilola.
The message behind these series is that you can Stay Local and Eat Global. We will be showing undiluted clips of our dining experience all over the world
Today, we are in Lebanon at Salma’s Authentic Lebanese Restaurant – (sidebar, I feel the name is so long but how else will we know its authentic if they don’t tell us)
Salma’s Lebanese Lagos is located in the centre of Victoria Island on the ground floor in an apartment building called Maroko Bayshore Suites. This particular location is so common among the expat community in Lagos. We dined here on a Sunday and it was so busy so making a reservation ahead is key. There were quite a few foreigners dining here and it sent a signal that it must either be good or they dine here just to support their own but we will find out. I think Lebanese food is somewhat popular in Lagos and they have a big expat community as well
We invited a guest to dine with us and share his experiences from his recent trip to Lebanon. The interesting thing about him as well as he being a yogi and vegan – first Vegan I have actually met in Lagos. I wondered how he would survive with the amount of beef and chicken around him but he survived and had Fattouch which was vegan compliant
Some Key Notes from His Experience in Lebanon
He went backpack travelling, couch surfing, and advises book well ahead. In terms of international relationships, Lebanon has a good relationship with Nigeria and so you can book a ticket without a visa and obtain one on arrival. Just be sure to have evidence of spending money in cash of US$2,000 and a good travel history helps too. Lebanon has the best clubs. Mar Mikhaël is the bubbling area in Lebanon. It also has a lot of culture and an amazing nightlife. Commuting in Beirut, Lebanon is also quite easy through the buses which are cheap and you can save your precious cash and experience the city like a local though it is also an expensive city so cutting expenses is key. For culture, go to the Baalbek Roman Ruins in Lebanon and you can also watch the movie called The Promise which goes in deep about Lebanon.
One thing I must highlight is how fresh and tasty our mains at Salma’s Lebanese were but the only one which was not so great for me was the Salma’s Golden Prawns which are deep fried with coriander as it had this very zesty strong overwhelming Lemony taste. The Prawns were also really tough so issa no for me on that.
Apparently, that is how it is supposed to be (according to the manager) but I do not accept. At the end of this post is a list of all we ate and the menu is available here. Enjoy the short food film of our experience of a taste of Lebanon in Salma’s Lebanese our local environment. In terms of ranking, Salma’s Lebanese Lagos ranks as one of the top Fine dining and Lebanese restaurants in Lagos
Taste of Lebanon Eats at Salma’s Lebanese Lagos for a Party of Six (6)
Total Spend: N51,200 + Consumption and VAT = N56,320
Have you tried out Salma’s Lebanese Lagos and what did you think? Share with us in the comment section below