An Amazing Burger in the Most Unlikely Location
NOSA: Over the weekend, an acquaintance hipped us to what he thinks is Lagos’ best burger.
A bit mad because we’re supposed to know these things. Lagos’ best burger is hidden in a random boutique hotel in Victoria Island AND we didn’t know? Nah, no way. Had to confirm.
FOLLY: Had to. I quickly searched on Trip Advisor and shared the link with Nosa.
NOSA: The menu is currently under construction so the owner/manager/guy-in-charge ran us through the burgers. Not the full menu, just the burgers. So clearly, it’s a popular thing.
That said, we got the chicken wings to start. Couldn’t just jump right into the burgers but maybe we should’ve because the wings weren’t the best.
NOSA: As crossfit as crossfit chickens get. Like, fresh off a clean and jerk ladder.
FOLLY: It wasn't as hard as some other chicken wings I've had in Lagos but it was obviously the wings were simply fried in stew - nothing fancy.
NOSA: The stew was nice sha. I took a bit of a gamble with the burger because while I love the idea of eggs in a burger, I’m really not the biggest egg person.
FOLLY: The egg in mine was really runny and on my first bite it squirted at me staining my dress and scarf.
NOSA: Also, it had a pineapple slice and Folly has referenced a lot on this blog how I can’t stand fruit.
But I wanted the full experience for science, soooo…yeah.
FOLLY: I refused to taste the pineapple in the burger and slid it out before I started eating.
NOSA: Contrary to everything I thought, the pineapple worked well with it.
NOSA: With a better cut of beef, this would be a next level burger. Or actually, no, the patty is just right. If you go with a more expensive cut of beef, it might distract a bit. With more experimental (read: fun) burgers, it’s best to go with an understated patty. You’re basically overcoming the lower quality patty with all the efizi.
FOLLY: I didn't enjoy the burger but tbf it didn't have a fair chance. I was stuffed from lunch and dinner and wasn't really interested in eating anything so this was a tad bit exhausting.
NOSA: Using an elite cut of beef would be like fielding the most expensive player in the world and parking the bus.
Oh wait, Mourinho does that.
Disregard the analogy.
NOSA: The burger is good enough. I wouldn’t put it over the BBQ & Cravings equivalent, however. About the same, to be fair. Considering how a lot of people don’t know about it, you’d argue it’s a hidden gem.
FOLLY: Just take Nosa's review for it. I wasn't present.
Cheeseburger - N3000
Dagwood Burger - N3500
Eh. Not a lot. Like, 5 spots.