Do you watch Suits?
Suits is now popular for Rachel Zane, a character on the show, who got engaged to Prince Harry last weekend. Congrats Meghan! #RoyalWedding
Away from the royal aspect of the series, the show revolves around Manhattan corporate lawyer, Harvey Specter, and his smart associate, Mark Ross, who happens to be a college dropout. The duo have several ‘traditions’ and one of them is Harvey’s love for street food and his preference to be undisturbed while enjoying this roadside pleasure.
Street Food is a meal that cuts across all classes in Nigeria. It is a power meal for kids on lunchtime break, a meal for blue collared workers – motorcycle operators, labourers etc. – and serves as breakfast, lunch or a midday snack for middle class and top level executives in organizations.
Most of the well-heeled clients of street food sellers do not visit the outlets. They send auxiliary staff from their offices and that explains the presence of buyers with bowls at street food outlets, or the innovative street food sellers who sell take-away packs.
There are some who are bothered about the hygiene and availability of the average roadside seller and upscale restaurants that stock street food have evolved to meet this demand, like Smokey Bones Food and Drinks, and Food Shack.
Lagos, a cosmopolitan city, has a street food assortment that draws from all tribes of Nigeria. Popular ones include:
Suya: Grilled spicy meat. It is also served with yaji spice and onions.
Bole and groundnut: Roasted plantain. It is usually eaten alongside groundnuts.
Ewa agonyin: Mashed beans served up with a special peppered sauce. It can either be eaten with bread or garri (fried cassava flakes).
Dundun and akara: Fried yam and akara (fried bean cakes).
Noodles and Egg: Cooked noodles garnished with a variety of things like sausages, onions and fish served alongside fried/boiled egg.
Puff puff: Fried dough balls.
Moin moin: Boiled ground beans paste.
Roasted corn and pear/coconut
Boiled groundnut: Groundnuts boiled with their husks.
Abacha: Abacha combines the tapioca with oil, potash, onions, fish and several other condiments.
If you have a street food craving, or just want to try out something, Area Chops’ team of efficient riders are trained to deliver your [insert favourite street food] while it’s still warm.
Have you ordered today?