Work Lunches: Mazo Meals
Our "Work Lunches" series focuses on your non-traditional food establishments, the ones without brick and mortar locations. For nomenclature purposes, we'll call them Online Restaurants
NOSA: Like usual, we ordered Mazo Meals twice to get a proper feel of what it's like. On the first day, I tried out the Pork Chops & Potato Salad.
FOLLY: I only got to order once because..I don't even know what happened. I had the Fried Rice and Barbecue Chicken.
NOSA: The potato salad was bit of a gamble for me because I fully expected it to be rubbish. To my surprise, it was so far from my expectations.
And the serving size? Bloody hell! I could've split this with a coworker easily.
FOLLY: Yeah the serving size was large.
NOSA: The pork chops were bit dry on the second bite, but still of sufficient quality. There's something homely about Mazo Meals that I really appreciate. The food tasted like it was cooked with a mother's love. It's just a good ol' home cooked meal and packs all the expected personality.
FOLLY: The fried rice was simple: it had carrots, sweet corn, and green beans. The rice was firm and not mushy, however, it could have done with a bit more flavor.
The chicken was coated with a simple (read:bottle) barbecue sauce on the outside. The inside didn't really have any of that flavor. It was good but nothing really special, I prefer TFC Charcolite chicken.
NOSA: My second order was the Jollof Spaghetti. I'll be honest, I wasn't the biggest fan of this one.
The spaghetti was way too noodle-like for me and It reminded me of exactly why I want don't eat at home. For all the personality of a home cooked meal, when it falls short, it is most disappointing.
NOSA: I liked Mazo Meals, but I probably wouldn't order it for lunch everyday because it can be a bit expensive. Actually, scratch that. If you split with a coworker, you could definitely make it work.
FOLLY: Their dispatch is professional. He spoke clear English and could navigate to me without calling me.
NOSA: This is a lot like Goodness Gracious Gourmet. When it's good, it's untouchable, but when it's bad, it's a mess.
Fried Rice & Chicken - N2000
Pork Chops & Potato Salad - N2000
Spaghetti Jollof - N1500