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Lunch And A Kitchen Tour

Burgers N Shakes

1 Oyekan Street, Surulere, Lagos

0905 050 5067

 

NOSA: These guys followed us on Instagram a couple of weeks ago and I was mighty surprised to find out they were in Surulere. Like, a walking distance from my office.

Meanwhile, more Lagos restaurants need to be more active on Instagram. Not to be presumptuous or anything, but that’s how we find most of the restaurants we check out and I’ll put good money on the fact other people do the same.

FOLLY: And also post (real) pictures of their food not their children. Anyway, these guys are really on Akerele and not Oyekan just thought you should know. 

Secondly, they have the most unconventional space as customers have to walk through the kitchen to get into the restaurant.  

 
 

NOSA: The space is very very tiny and the kitchen is out in front. As soon as you walk in, the very first thing you see is the kitchen. That’s a big no-no for me. You can actually watch them make the food, which would be great if there weren’t things to hide like them bringing out the frozen fries from the freezer. You should always hide that fam.

FOLLY: I think that customers walking through the kitchen could be a health code violation in a legitimate country. However, we're in Nigeria and compounded with the fact that we have a baby boy governor, I'm sure Burgers N Shakes will be alright. 

NOSA: Folly and I got their burgers - beef and chicken - and a pair of smoothies. 

The burger was a bit meh. Probably because they used a Chi Foods patty. See, they shouldn’t have let me see that. 

You can definitely make this burger at home. Good thing that we didn’t pay out the asshole for it so I guess that’s good.

FOLLY: Nosa's Chi Burger Patty was way better than my chicken one

FOLLY: As you can see from the black speckles, the chips were fried in dirty oil.  

NOSA: The fries were bit struggle. Freezer Fries + Old Oil = Recipe for Disaster.

You know what's hilarious? The pictures on the instagram. Filters be lyingggggg, dawg.

FOLLY: Even the pictures on the menu. Only thing that was real was probably the club sandwich.

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FOLLY: In burger lingo, the bun had 'zero integrity' but interestingly it was the only thing I liked cause I hated the chicken in between. 

NOSA: The chicken burger tastes like the Mr. Biggs one. I know this because I used to be a chicken burger connoisseur in primary school. And the hot dog too. Fat man like me used to chow both of them in one sitting. I’ve really come a long way.

FOLLY: I don't know why Nosa is trying to chase his admirers away by saying his fat. I guess he's still shy from this morning's declaration. It's funny how he gets these sort of messages ever so often and his picture isn't out there.

NOSA: As for the smoothies, they were pretty good despite the cook’s best effort to fuck it up. Man brought a completely different smoothie from the one I ordered. Said, “I made this one already so I figured I’d give you”.

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POSTSCRIPT

NOSA: You more or less get what you pay for and if you must eat here, don't eat in. Oh, it's the cheapest smoothie you'll find in Lagos.

FOLLY: Way way cheaper than those Lekki prices, Daily Bread I'm looking at you.

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DAMAGE

Chicken Burger - N1000

Beef Burger - N1000

Wild Berry Smoothie - N650

Another New Restaurant

RoadChef

Ascon Filling Station, Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase I, Lagos

0700 7623 2433

NOSA: I fully expected this to be shit.

FOLLY: Dawg, calm down now. 

NOSA: I'll explain. 

A lady suggested we check it out on our Facebook wall (yes, we have one). We always get recommendations, a lot of the time from readers and on rare occasions from PR/Marketing agencies. With time, I feel like I've learnt how to discern  between what's a reader recommendation and what's from a PR/Marketing agency.

Reader recommendations tend to be a lot more personal and genuine. More of "hey, i like this place and i want you guys to try it". PR/Marketing agencies come off as contrived and devoid of any real emotion. You can almost tell someone got paid to send the email. I mean, look at this one for example: 

I just had this super meal at Roadchef in Lekki Phase 1. I'm a sucker for good food and this was just too awesome! Almost too indulgent ... lol. But I think Nosa and co need to check this place out and review it too on Eat Drink Lagos blog.

Indulgent? What exactly did you have? 

I totally understand the need to generate a buzz around a new product and there's nothing particularly wrong, but this approach will always be weird to me. More often than not, when we follow through on recommendations like these, the places are usually terrible. 

I digress. 

Road Chef has breakfast burritos and an actual breakfast menu like McDonald's. I HAVE to try it. Absolutely HAVE to. 

FOLLY: Well since it's near my house and Chicken Republic doesn't like making my meat pie at the crack of dawn I might have to try this too. However until that happens, I got the Crispy Chicken Roadster Meal aka a crispy chicken burger and a side of sweet potato fries. 

Crispy Chicken Roadster

NOSA: I got the RoadChef Classic Burger Meal and I went with sweet potato fries as my side. 

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NOSA: Yes, those are "American" sweet potatoes. Your eyes tell you no lies. Importing it has to be expensive as hell, but I really want to find the owner and give him/her a hug. 

FOLLY: Someone once said they sold them at Deli's in VI but in the volumes that Road Chef's probably need them in, I'd also imagine they import it themselves. 

roadchef sweet potato fries

NOSA: The sweet potato fries were obvs excellent. You can't put in all this hard work just to fuck it up at the end. They had to be excellent. 

FOLLY: Nosa's were excellent, mine were burnt which made me sad. If I wasn't so lazy and I'd have taken them to the counter and asked for a replacement.

roadchef classic burger

NOSA: The burger is not a bad fast food burger. Dare I say better than Johnny Rockets. It's a plain 'ol burger, not fancy like BBQ & Cravings or gourmet like RSVP. I mean, it's fast food. Think of it as a McDonalds or Burger King burger. That'll put it in perspective.

FOLLY: Hmmm, my burger was spot on meh.  It's also hard to eat a huge piece of chicken sandwiched between two bread pieces. I obviously didn't think about the logistics before ordering, cause if I had I'll probably have gone with the tenders. 

Crispy Chicken Roadster Meal 1

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NOSA: I really hope it evolves it into something like a Sonic. My fear is that they will not be able to sustain the price point. For a fast food joint, it's pretty expensive but it's for good reason. Getting in those sweet potatoes must be hell.

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DAMAGE

Crispy Chicken Roadster Meal - N1800

RoadChef Classic Meal - N2700