Still on the hunt for the best Amala spot in Lagos, I decided to visit Olaiya Foods at Surulere Lagos. My friend won’t stop talking about the place and I’ve heard enough, so today was the day I finally checked out the restaurant. I was excited to try their food and see if it lived up to the hype.
When I walked into Olaiya Foods Lagos, the space felt cozy and comfy. The seats were nicely arranged, and the lights made everything feel warm. It’s a good place to eat, whether you’re by yourself or with friends.
Other dishes were available on their menu but my eyes were set just for their Amala. I ordered amala, ponmo (cow skin), beef, and liver. I started with the ponmo, which was really tender and tasted great. The beef and liver were also yummy and soft.
The Amala was the best part. It had a perfect texture, soft, smooth and it tasted really nice. The soups – ewedu, gbegiri, and stew on the other hand were not ‘giving’ what expected. They were kind of plain and didn’t have the yummy taste I was looking for. But even with this little problem, I still managed to enjoy my meal.
On a brighter note, Olaiya Foods also understands the importance of convenience in today’s fast-paced world. For those seeking a hassle-free dining experience, I was told the restaurant offers online orders through the Bolt Food app. This is a thoughtful addition for people who prefer to eat their amala from the comfort of their own space.
I would consider my overall experience as average. Other than the obstacles (ponmo, liver and beef) that tasted really nice, I was disappointed with the soups. The Amala was also nice, but what is a good amala experience without a perfect Abula (combination of Ewedu soup, Gbegiri soup and pepper sauce)? I shared a video of my overall experience at Olaiya Foods here.
FOODIE IN LAGOS RATING: 6/10
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