Okonkwo by Papiees is a South-Eastern restaurant in the heart of Lagos that serves traditional dishes, all sorts of swallows, and native soups with any type of beef/fish and the likes to go with them.
Okonkwo by Papiees also has another location in Abuja
I stopped by because I wanted to eat Pounded Yam and Ofe Nsala, but they had no pounded Yam available. They had other swallow options available like Semovita, but my plus one was a proper Igbo woman who believes it’s a crime to pair Ofe Nsala soup with anything other than pounded yam. I ended up settling for Catfish pepper soup as my alternative, and the wait for my meal was approximately 43 minutes; I guess they were preparing it from scratch.
I enjoyed my meal and experience. If you prefer a more relaxed and comfortable dining experience, I recommend ordering their meals off platforms like Chowdeck or Jumia. Hopefully, next time I stop by, they will have Pounded Yam and Ofe Nsala soup available.
FOODIE IN LAGOS RATING: 7/10
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