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Purple At The Blowfish Has Too Many Cuisines

Purple @ The Blowfish Hotel

17 Oju Olobun Street. Victoria Island, Lagos

0812 111 1222

FOLLY: We've been to all the other restaurants in the Blowfish family but we've always skipped on Purple. We decided to check it out and then we found out why we'd subconsciously looked away all along. 

NOSA: Because it has one of those menus with a million different cuisines and that's just too stressful for me 

FOLLY: Still a bit high on the glorious pad thai I had last week at Orchid House, I decided to try again at Purple. 

NOSA: LOL

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FOLLY: I was very disappointed because there was nothing Thai about this dish, I mean, they had freshly sliced tomatoes and onions in it.

NOSA: I didn't mind it, actually. I mean I ate lots of yours

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FOLLY: It was also neither sweet nor spicy, just straight up bland. 

Overall, I wasn't a fan. I considered getting dessert, but the crepe was N3300 so I decided to go home and lick Buttermint.

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NOSA: I got the chicken tikka masala as my main.

FOLLY: Nosa's chicken tikka masala was excellent, though. Whatever they lack in Thai chefs, they probably make up for it in Indians.

NOSA: This one surprised me big time. A good type of surprise too. I didn't expect it to be any good but it was absolutely delicious. The only thing I had against it was the unbelievably small portion. At 4K, that's complete robbery.

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Because bread and stew used to be my thing when I was little, I got my tikka masala with naan - cheese and garlic

FOLLY: Only one piece of the cheese naan actually had cheese, though so was it really cheese naan?

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NOSA: The cheese naan was bang average. A bit of a shame. The garlic naan was slightly better, however.

POSTSCRIPT

FOLLY: I love Izanagi, Verandah, and Vellvett. Purple? Not so much. The waiter was an absolute darling, however. 

NOSA: It's a no from me. 

VERDICT

DAMAGE

Garlic Naan - N550

Cheese Naan - 1100

Pad Thai Koong - N4200

Chicken Tikka Masala - N4300

 

PARKING

Extremely tight

Lasagne at a Pink Hotel

La Veranda @ The Blowfish Hotel

17 Oju Olobun Street. Victoria Island, Lagos

0812 111 1222

NOSA: Blowfish is the pinkest hotel in the history of pink hotels. Like Pink Panther just came through and pooped all over the place. I absolutely love it though. Anyway, this isn't about Blowfish but about the nice little Italian restaurant in the back - La Veranda.

The cook at my house tried making Lasagne the other day. I love homie to death but he came up little short. Not enough hands. 

FOLLY: LMAO, did he really try ? That is NOT lasagne. Pasta casserole ? Maybe. Lasagne ? Negative sir. 

NOSA: You're rude.

Anyway doe, I got the the lasagne at La Veranda. It was so delicious and the cute little bowl thing it came in was adorable. 

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Now, this doesn't mean it was perfect. It had way more ground beef than actual pasta. This obviously wasn't a problem for me. It's like crying over getting more meat/chicken than rice in your Sunday post-church fried rice. It might be a problem for you, however, but that just makes you a weirdo.

The ground beef had such a dominating personality in the pasta+sauce relationship. That pasta was pretty much a subservient wife in the marriage. Like, the type of wife that Nigerians men on Twitter seem to laud everyday. "She must pound yam! Must wash my pant!". That type of wife. 

FOLLY: Guys, I can't remember the name of what I ordered but it's what I always get which is any shape of pasta with white sauce and mushrooms and chicken.  I do know it was the no 37 and "tagliatelle (the type of pasta)  something".

NOSA: Way to remember your order, Folly.

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That said, my pasta was perfect. I can't think of anyway it could have been made better.  The pasta wasn't chewy and the sauce was neither inadequate nor bland. Just perfect guys.

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I could liken it to comfort food. So next time I just want to feel better about life and Lagos, I'm definitely going back to La Veranda and ordering "no 37".  The secret ingredient must have been love, I think my pasta was prepared with love. 

POSTSCRIPT

La Veranda has nice looking pizza. Definitely passed the eyeball test, is not cooked in a microwave, AND they deliver! If you ever are curious and try it, let us know how that goes. 

Damage

Lasagne - N3,500

No. 37 - N3,500