The African Food and Drink Takeover at Africa Utopia was rich with flavours of Africa. From Ethiopia to Ghana, your taste buds were covered. On Saturday evening, after a pretty hectic day my taste buds were craving a taste of home. I wanted Lagos on my tongue and I got it in the form of Jollof rice, chicken and plantain from Tokunbo's Kitchen.
The stall was manned by Tokunbo herself plus a small team who were so warm and friendly, it completely made up for the bad weather. Belly rumbling and expectant, I ordered three portions for myself and my family. Despite being offered help by pretty much everyone, I thought I could balance the three boxes and hold up my umbrella.
Things took a dramatic turn when I tried to close the umbrella and ended up sending one of the boxes flying. It was like the death scene is a Shakespearean tragedy. Tears sprung to my eyes and I actually wailed like a wounded animal. Women rushed to my side to console me. It was that serious.
Fortunately, Tokunbo's mum was behind me and kindly offered to get me another portion. I am forever grateful so if you are reading this please know how thankful I am. It was very kind and I am so glad that I got to have such a delicious dinner.
The Jollof rice had just the right amount of heat, the plantain was nice and sweet and the chicken was beautifully seasoned. Tokunbo's kitchen host a regular 'Oya Come Chop' Nigerian supper club and after checking out the menu at past events I will definitely make it a point to attend one soon.
Look out for my next post where I'll be sharing my thoughts on the Mandela Trilogy Opera and if you haven't already, read about how much I enjoyed the African Squad catwalk show.