There are days that hunger attacks you like a bully on drugs. It hits so hard that all you want is to desperately satisfy it, appease it, and just make it stop. At times like this, you want to eat! Not the fork and knife dancing around the plate with your food eating, but the kind done with both hands in the bowl. That’s the way we were feeling last weekend. It was not hard to make a choice. Where do we get enough food in one plate to quench any kind of hunger? The answer is…(drum roll), you got it, Jevinik Restaurant!
We got to the restaurant with its high ceiling and spacious interior to be welcomed by a young man who from the way he carried himself must be proud of his job. Ignoring the menu on the table, we asked for what they had available. The guy whipped out his phone and started punching. Then he stopped and began to read out what the kitchen had. I smiled as I now understood why the young man was feeling cool with himself; he was in the 21st century. Well done Jevinik. That App idea is ingenious.
After reeling out the options, Jay insisted on vegetable soup. According to her, she had not had it in a while. You see, because we had experienced Jevinik’s king-size soup potions at Abuja, we decided that we would share one plate of soup but with different meals. So even though I would have preferred Egusi or bitter leaf, I was in no mood to argue with Jay as it would only delay the food. I quickly gave in, asking for a side dish of fresh fish.
Kay I refused to have Egusi because even though I like Jevinik and their well-cooked Eastern Nigeria meals, the truth is, the best place to eat Egusi is in the east. Period.
Anyway the soup arrived plentiful as usual. I dug my fingers into my garri and ate away. Whether it’s because I hadn’t eaten a tasty Nigerian soup in a while or whether it’s because I was really hungry, the soup was actually nice. It lacked the tiny tiny pomo that should have been in it but I assume the recession got to the soup too. Even the dry fish and okporoko that interrupts your swallows at intervals were no where to be found. Well, all in all, I enjoyed the meal. My crave was at least satisfied.
Guess what people? Even though I and Jay shared a plate of soup, we still couldn’t finish it. I truly wonder if anyone ever finishes their food at Jevinik. Waddling out of the restaurant like two blown up balloons, we were truly convinced that when you want to eat to your fill at first order, Jevinik still makes an Ace.
Oh we forgot to add that you would have to order for meat differently; It doesn’t come with the soup. Options include; beef, goat meat, cat fish etc.
Vegetable Soup = 840 (per serving)
Fresh Fish = 1050
Eba = 577.5
Semo = 755
Meat = 787.5
Total = 3,200