Work Lunches: Gidi Gourmet
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: Every once in a while, we stumble on a restaurant, or food vendor, so good that we can't wait to share. Today, with Gidi Gourmet, is one of those times. I don't know the lady behind it, but I hope she makes all the money because her food is that good.
FOLLY: I just wanted to tweet about this immediately after I had finished eating it. Everybody needed to know right away.
NOSA: There's just something about it that's so homely and comforting. There's no over the top plating or anything, it's just plain 'ol good food. First, I had the Gidi Italiano, which is her spaghetti in a black pepper and parmesan sauce. Comes with a boatload of shrimp, snails, and a spicy kick that sneaks up on you. All round delicious goodness.
FOLLY: How come you got more shrimp than I did?? What I really liked was the garlicky-ness. It reminded me of the Pasta Della Mamma I had at Craft Gourmet the other day. The pasta also wasn’t over boiled and everything came together perfectly!.
NOSA: The most interesting part of the Gidi Italiano, for me, was the garlic bread she made from Agege bread. I could eat a bucket of these. They were simply that good.
FOLLY: I don’t think you could make anything with Agege bread and go wrong with it. The softness and sweetness of the bread already gives you a great advantage that you’d have to be hopeless to mess it up.
NOSA: Next, I had the Grilled Chicken with Roast Vegetables and Sausage Stuffing Balls.
FOLLY: On a different day oh! He didn’t eat two lunches in one day.
NOSA: I ordered this one for the stuffing balls. I love the shit out of stuffing. It might be the only thing I miss about American thanksgiving. The stuffing balls didn't disappoint. AT ALL.
FOLLY: I didn’t order this cause I was worried the chicken would be dry from over cooking and wouldn’t travel well etc etc. Nosa tells me I missed out. For my second meal, I ordered the Cocoa Chili Con Carne. I was initially skeptical because I didn’t know Nigerians made chili, talk less of making it as well as Gidi Gourmet did.
NOSA: The veggies in mine were surprisingly fresh. The chicken was super tender too. Sauf the stuffing balls, this is a proper paleo plate, like what I used to make in college when my cooking skills weren't so elite.
FOLLY: I’ve never used the word hearty to describe anything but that’s exactly how the chili was. I also liked the addition of red peppers and celery cause it added a little bit of crunch. I think this would have been better if it was served with a baked potato as opposed to rice. I do understand, however, that we are in Nigeria and Nigerians like rice.
NOSA: Gidi Gourmet surpassed all my expectations. From the food to the prompt delivery (shouts to Max).
FOLLY: The food was absolutely amazing and the delivery also impressed me. It arrived within the time window she stated, and not a minute later.
NOSA: I hope I find this woman one day so I can give her a hug because this was so good. She was at EatDrinkFestival over the summer, but I never got to try her stuff because it got so rowdy. If she's there in December, I'm not missing out.
All meals are N2000.
N500 - N600