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Genesis Restaurant Review

I travelled to Isuikwuato for a friend’s traditional wedding last weekend. It was a beautiful ceremony. But as usual, hunger wire me for there. You see, I seem to have this “Do not serve her food” inscription on my forehead that makes waiters jump me during food service. My normal approach to ceremonies within my state of residence is to chop belleful for house before going to the venue. Regrettably, this function was in another state. I also have a rule for out of state functions, especially those I attend with public transport. I don’t eat before leaving to avoid the “Driver, please stop, I want to ease myself” drama.

Anyway, I arrived Port Harcourt around 7 pm, tired and hungry. I knew cooking was out of the question so I jejely stopped at Genesis Restaurant located at Agip Road, Rumueme to eat. This particular branch is small and cosy. Only Nigerian food is served here unlike the one in GRA that offers both continental and local dishes. Most of the crowd that night were young people. Music was loud. Some of the couples came with their kids. The restaurant was well lit and a bit noisy.

The food service counter was crowded. The four waiters manning the counter did their job with enthusiasm. When the people in front of me had been served, I stepped into place and took a cursory glance at the food on display to decide what I would eat. Soup and swallow would have been ideal but for the lateness of the hour. The other available options were rice, beans, yam and egg sauce. I was still trying to make a decision when the kitchen door opened and a waiter emerged bearing a container of hot Egusi soup. The aroma filled the restaurant.

Now, everyone who knows me knows that I have an ongoing romance with Egusi soup.  This soup looked good; the aroma was tantalizing!! The temptation was too much. I tried to resist, the waiter can testify. Lol. She noticed my indecision and moved on to attend to the next customer.  But she cast intermittent glances at me. I finally made my decision and signalled her with a nod. When she finished with the customer, she served me.

You must already know what I ordered by now. I fell into that temptation with my eyes wide open. After all, you only live once. Needless to say, I enjoyed my dinner. Lest I forget, while I was eating, a child sitting with her parents in the next table spilt juice on herself. A waiter graciously provided the child’s mother with serviettes to clean up the child while a cleaner mopped up the mess. All in all, I can say that food and service at Genesis Restaurant, Agip Junction is good.

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Obiamaka Angela Udevi

Udevi, Obiamaka Angela holds a Master of Arts degree in History & International Studies. She's a freelance writer with a passion for food and healthy living. She can be contacted through her email address,



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