Spanish for "Small Chops"

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Ginger Tapas n' Grill

Ologun Agbaje Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

0818 781 3511

NOSA: Folly found this place on Instagram originally and it wasn’t my cup of tea until I heard Cuppy had some “meet & greet” thing there (Ed. Note: DJ Cuppy is bae) so here we are. 

First of all, the place is a little hard to find. Google doesn’t help because they list the location as Lekki and it’s in V/I. 

Awks

Awks

FOLLY: Anyway, Nosa went through this so you don’t have to. It’s the first building on the right in the cul-de-sac with The Premier Specialists’ Medical Centre on Ologun Agbaje Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

NOSA: The space isn’t conventional and perhaps a bit weird. There’s a tiny dining area inside and when we got there, a secondary school reunion was taking place. It almost feels like they’re pushing outside.

“Go get some fresh air, dummy!”

FOLLY: Probably a good idea because the outdoor dining area is absolutely lovely and we ended up lingering for quite a while after we were done eating. 

NOSA: Folly and I got the Chips & Guacamole, the “GinJerk!”, and the Lamb Sausages. The guacamole is struggle, but it’s a lot better than the ones at Bottles and Bungalows. The chips are trash. No better way to put it. You can damn near taste the oil. It’s just soggy, dense, and rubbish. Most importantly, it doesn’t have the tender loving care of an illegal immigrant in Texas.

ChipsAndGuac

The Chips & Guac came with a little uninvited guest too. Hey buddy!

Oops.

Oops.

FOLLY: The “GinJerk!” is their "signature twice cooked spicy chicken" served with fruit salsa. The menu said it was both slow cooked and chargrilled with authentic Caribbean spicy jerk seasoning but the BBQ sauce which coated it tasted like it came straight out of a bottle, which is cool if I making it in my kitchen and not paying legal tender for it. The fruit salsa was AWOL.

GinJerk!

GinJerk!

NOSA: The lamb sausages were really good. They look like something I could make myself if I wasn’t lazy, but delicious nonetheless.

Imagine chopping the peppers and onions. No, sir. Not me.

Imagine chopping the peppers and onions. No, sir. Not me.