One of my food resolutions this year is to try local foods from other tribes. I started by trying out a Calabar dish at Calabar Aroma Restaurant. The space was quite easy to locate and it was a beautiful space. I really did like the set up and touch of colors as well as the outdoor space.
For a Calabar restaurant, they didn’t really have enough Calabar dishes on the menu. They just had the basic meal every other restaurant would have. I ordered Poundo, Edikang Ikong Soup, and Assorted Meat. Their food was freshly made and I was told the wait time is 30 minutes. It actually came in 20 minutes which I thought was impressive. The soup was packed with obstructions (proteins), but the taste was average, there was nothing spectacular about it. The Poundo was properly made and had no lumps. The Assorted meat was my favorite part of the meal – I love assorted. The portion of the soup was large and the leftover was enough to feed 2 people. I requested for a takeaway plate and took it home.
I wasn’t impressed with the meal. It was average. They can and should actually do better. The customer service was actually good though. I’m not sure I’ll be visiting again but let’s see how it goes.
FOODIE IN LAGOS RATING: 5/10
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