Civic Centre at night, Lagos, Nigeria - photo by Ade Marquis under CC-BY-SA-4.0
Civic Centre at night, Lagos, Nigeria - photo by Ade Marquis under CC-BY-SA-4.0

LAGOS: ALL OF THE RESTAURANTS PICKED BY ANTHONY BOURDAIN ON PARTS UNKNOWN

The great Anthony Bourdain left his mark everywhere he went. When his death was announced to the world in June 2018, media throughout the globe chimed in and listed all the great things he had done for their respective city. Whereas before, tourists would shy away from exotic foods, thanks to him, travellers now go the extra mile to find and try local bites. With this in mind, here are all the restaurants Bourdain visited and the dishes he tasted when he shot Anthony Bourdain Lagos, Nigeria for his show, Parts Unknown Season 10 Episode 3 (originally aired October 15, 2017):

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DISH – Pounded Yam and Egusi Soup

WHAT IS IT?

As Anthony Bourdain puts it, Pounded Yam is “the ubiquitous starch of Nigerian cuisine”. It can be served with Egusi Soup, a stew of goat meat, melon seeds, fish stock and chilis.

WHERE IS IT?

Stella’s Kitchen
16 Francis Oremeji St
Ikeja, Nigeria

ANTHONY BOURDAIN LAGOS NOTES

Stella’s Kitchen is located within the Computer Village of Lagos.

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DISH – Pepper Soup

WHAT IS IT?

A soup of peppers and spices that Anthony Bourdain describes as “burns, burns real good”.

WHERE IS IT?

Iya-Eba Restaurant & Bar
10 Berkley St, Lagos Island
Lagos, Nigeria

ANTHONY BOURDAIN LAGOS NOTES

Iya-Eba is one of the late-night joints in Lagos that serves pepper soup.

DISH – Ewedu Soup, Jollof Rice and Àmàlà

WHAT IS IT?

Ewedu Soup – soup from the Yoruba tribe made of crayfish, chilis, locust beans and jute leaves; Jollof Rice – rice with spiced tomato sauce; Àmàlà – yam flour, cooked into a meal, like grits.

WHERE IS IT?

Yakoyo
Ikorodu Rd Service Ln, Ilupeju
Lagos, Nigeria

ANTHONY BOURDAIN LAGOS NOTES

Yakoyo serves traditional Nigerian dishes.