If you live in Lagos and you don’t eat Amala regularly, you are not living in Lagos o. Amala has a great charm but sometimes I think it’s the assorted meat and Ewedu mixed with Gbegiri that does the wonders. You can’t miss the vibe it gives you when you sit in an upscale buka eating hot soft Amala pressed in a white ceramic bowl with eran orisirisi (assorted meats).
If you are a young person living in Lagos albeit Mainland or Island, nothing should separate you from Hot Amala, not even your cultural diversity or new found fine tasting in French or Italian restaurants should deter you.
But seriously, try these Amala spots in April and who knows you might be hooked (this is coming from a place of content and experience). The list is not according to ratings.
- Amala 4 Real
Yes, it is for real!
Venue: Castle Rock Avenue, Next to AA Rescue, Off 5th (Jakande) Roundabout, Lekki, Lagos
Type: Dine Out, Takeaway
Cost: As your belly wants, approx. 700 naira for a good plate
2. Canada Amala
No, you’re not flying to Canada. It’s right in Ebute-Metta, yes! Along with third mainland bridge.
Venue: Cemetery Road, Ebute Metta East, Lagos
Type: Dine-in, Takeaway – Upscale Buka feel with AC, sometimes.
Cost: As your belly wants approx. 500 naira for a good plate
3. Olaiya Amala
Some people consider this cool spot as the King(Iya) of Amala. Everyone has their preferences!
Venue: 109 Akerele Road, Surelere, Lagos
Type: Outdoor speaking, Takeaway
Cost: As your belly wants approx. 1000 naira for a good plate
4. White House Amala
If you often visit E-centre popularly referred to as Ozone Cinemas in Yaba, then you must have journeyed to the shop painted white known as White House.
Venue: 9 Chapel street, Sabo, Yaba adjacent to E-center
Type: Dine-in, Takeaway
Cost: As your belly wants approx. 600 naira for a good plate.
5. Amala Express
They have a good social media presence and a website, which is very impressive. It’s always good to express your love for Food!
Venue: 69 Freedom way, Lekki 3rd Roundabout, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos
Type: Delivery, Dine-in, and Takeaway
Cost: As your belly wants approx. 1500 naira for a good plate.
As an extra, checkout Amala Dot Com in Lekki.
Just so you know, there’s Laafun (White Amala) and the original coco looking Amala.
Explore Amala joints!
Contributor: Oluwatobi Balogun