When people say Lagos is too small, I always yimu. Like how can you say a city with over 12 or is it 21 million people is too small? Anyway, I learned the hard way last weekend when I went to dinner at Sabor. I saw like 3 of my former toasters.
Now Sabor Restaurant is co-owned by the renowned Chef Nkesi of HSE Gourmet fame. She’s done a great job with HSE so I didn’t expect anything less from Sabor.
I’m happy to report that I wasn’t disappointed. The first thing that struck me when I got into the spot was the very minimalist-almost clinical decoration theme they got going on. At some point a lot of restaurants were overdoing it on the décor, looks like minimalism is back in again ala Casper & Gambini’s and Backyard.
On to the tasty bits; ze food! First off, let me say that i loved how sparse their menu was; at a glance you could decide what you wanted to eat. Not all those restaurant menus that read like a bible. We started with their barbeque wings and crab cakes with a spicy mayo sauce. My only issue with these starter options was how tiny they were but otherwise they were quite tasty. The crab cakes were a bit dry on the inside but I’ll allow it as it was still nice.
For the main we went for the Seafood Paella. I was a bit surprised and impressed. First they actually used proper Paella rice and it was cooked Risotto style which sort of hinted at the fact that the Chef was versed in Italian dishes.
I was a bit disappointed they didn’t as yet have a dessert menu but the waiters seemed genuinely apologetic.
Chinelo Ngene is the curator of House Of Tasty an online community of food lovers. Her passions vary from food tasting, restaurant reviews and exploring unusual recipes. Even though an avid epicure, she insists that cooking is not her calling. Chinelo dreams of a world where she can travel around different continents eating her way through life but until that alternate reality comes to be, she spends her days as a Brand Marketing Expert.