Our A to Z tour of the World Foods of London continues now with this video of our memorable sampling of Nigerian cuisine.
Keep an eye out over the coming weeks for our journeys to Peru, Russia and Sri Lanka. (We haven’t managed to solve ‘O’ and ‘Q’ yet…)
If a good meal is simply about delicious food, then our first experience of Nigerian dining scores very low indeed.
But if the recipe for a good meal involves being adventurous and trying something new and exotic.
If it involves howls of laughter with friends and an experience you will always remember.
And if it involves stewed cows’ hooves, goats’ chewy stomach lining, and gulping down fishes’ eyeballs, then this was one of the greatest meals of all time.
The meal was not bad – the large numbers of smartly dressed Nigerians enjoying a taste of home was testament to that. But it was certainly hard work for our British palettes and over-sensitive gag reflexes.
The mint imperials that came with the bill may well have been the most enjoyable phase of the meal, but I am sure that our Nigerian meal down on the Old Kent Road will prove to be one of the most memorable and entertaining of the meals we sample on our journey round the A to Z of the World Foods of London.