Salma’s Lagos is an authentic Lebanese restaurant situated in Ozumba Mbadiwe, Lagos. The space is well-lit with warm lighting, while the theme of the décor is Middle-eastern designs, all accurately themed.
I liked that the staff were very pleasant and had a good understanding of the menu. I was waited on by a waiter named Nelson, he was very efficient as he explained every dish on the menu extensively and made sure I had a pleasurable dining experience. That made my food adventure here very outstanding.
My order took about 15 minutes to arrive. I specifically requested for the three-course meals to be served at once. Their appetizer was split into 3; “Salad”, “Cold Mezze” and “Hot Mezze”; then I had the main course and dessert after.
Fattouch is a type of traditional Lebanese salad. Salma’s was made of lettuce, tomatoes, mint leaves, doused in a pomegranate sauce and topped with fried pita bread. I totally enjoyed this. The vegetables in this were fresh and the pomegranate sauce gave it a lovely kick. The fried pita bread was crispy, it added a nice texture to the flavour balance. I loved it.
Spicy Labneh is a middle-eastern staple. It’s a soft cheese made from strained yoghurt. Salma’s version was flavourful garlic and lemon juice. It paired well with the pita bread it was served with.
Cheese Soujouk Rolls is a pastry filled with soujouk sausage and a light layer of cheese. I couldn’t stop eating this. The pastry wrap was light & crispy while the soujouk sausage was flavourful. It was an awesome taste, I look forward to having it again.
White Fish Sikh was recommended by the waiter and it didn’t disappoint. It was grilled white grouper fish served with a vegetable skewer of eggplant, carrot, tomatoes and two sauces- chilli and garlic. The fish was fresh and well cooked with lemon zest and pepper spice as its prominent flavours. It was perfect. Salma’s is great at this food thing.
Qatayef Bel Ashta is a traditional Lebanese pancake served with a cream filling, topped with crushed pistachio, and a drizzle of olive oil. The pancakes were fluffy, the cream was slightly sweetened and fresh. The pistachios were great on it as they gave it a nice crunch.
My overall experience was a 9/10. I will definitely visit with friends next time.
FOODIE IN LAGOS RATING: 9/10
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