Food Monday – Cameroonian ‘Ndole with mashed plantain’ at O Gourmet in Lekki, Lagos

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Hi Guys,

Hope everyone had a good weekend.

We are back with our food discovery post and this week we discovered Cameroonian cuisine in Lekki, Lagos. This was an exciting find, we referred a reader to this spot earlier in the week and he complained he got there and they had no food to our surprise.

So the following day we went by ourself to check it out and also confirm they had Cameroonian dishes which they did.

See pictures of what we had at O Gourmet by Quintessential in Lekki. We had the cameroonian traditional (National) dish ‘Ndole’ with mashed/fried plantain with fried fish.

Summary

O Gourmet is located at the same spot 3 cousins bbq used to be on Wole Olateju crescent. We missed the waterside view we used to enjoy at 3 cousins but it is much better now. O Gourmet has a better ambiance and they have a deck on the water, your view is Lekki-Ikoyi bridge and also Ikoyi.

It was so beautiful watching the sun set by the bay and also dining at the same time. The view is worth the visit. They have the hut and the deck for private dinning.

Their menu was extremely simple, we had no clue of what to order or what they had. We had researched Cameroonian dishes earlier, So we went with the most adventurous option when they told us the 3 meals they had. Apparently they offer more options including Cameroonian starters on Fridays.

They recommended Ndole with meat and also the mashed plantain was a side option. We never had it before as one of the #dodogang we ordered it for appreciation.

The meal took about 20 minutes to prepare, while we enjoyed the view.

They served the Ndole with fried fish instead of meat. Apparently they ran out of meat without telling us they served us fish. The waitress was very helpful but she couldn’t do it all by herself.

First impression of the Ndole – We kinda like the bitter sweet taste. It might have gone better with swallow or rice like they recommended. The portion of Ndole was more than enough. We could taste the leaf and spotted a lot of onions. The mashed plantain was nice, it did not taste like fried plantain more like plantain chips but bigger. The combination of the Ndole with fish was good and we tried it with the plantain as well. It was more than a decent meal we enjoyed.

We will recommend readers to try the other Cameroonian meal options. Also there is another spot every weekend where ‘the fish lady’ serves up Cameroonian fish. Look her up on our Instagram page for Cameroonian style fish.

What we had & Where

Ndole, Fried fish and mashed plantain – N5,000

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O Gourmet (Wole Olateju Crescent Lekki Phase 1) Click to locate in Map

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