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Restaurant Review: Skippers Fast Food, Port Harcourt

Today, I’ll tell you a little story about how I discovered Skippers Fast Food. It happened one Sunday, about two or three years ago. As my cousins and I drove home after Holy Mass, we started discussing about a suitable accompaniment for the Sunday rice which was waiting at home. We didn’t buy the ingredients for salad on Saturday and even though there were a couple of markets where we could pick what we wanted to make it, no one wanted the stress.

You see, we have this Sunday tradition of cooking before Mass then eating and sleeping after Mass. Since the idea of working after Mass was unpalatable, we settled for moi moi. When I suggested another restaurant, my cousin, Afonne, said “Nope, we’ll buy from Skippers, they have the best moi moi in Port Harcourt.” I didn’t put much stock in her opinion; taste is subjective, after all. Anyways, we got to Skippers and she went into the restaurant and bought one wrap of moi moi for everyone.

The first thing that struck me as she rejoined us in the car was the aroma which enveloped the car like a delicious hug.  I was nearly drooling by the time we got home. Instead of changing out of my clothes as is my wont, I went straight to the kitchen, dished my rice, took my moi moi, unwrapped it, and placed it beside my rice before tucking into the food. People of God, all it took was one taste, just one taste oh! And the seduction which started in the car was finalized. I have been in love with Skippers Moi Moi since that day.

The interesting thing about Skippers Moi Moi is that it is not the filling that makes it special (it’s actually minute). The taste, as one Indomie advert says, is the difference. I can tell you for free that whoever prepares that moi moi dey use im church mind dey do am. I’m not exaggerating when I say people queue for this moi moi. Yesterday, on my way to work, I decided I wanted moi moi for breakfast. Naturally, I went to good old Skippers Fast Food to get some. I knew from experience that Skippers Moi Moi is usually ready as early as 7:15am and I wasn’t disappointed. The inspiration for this review came while I was enjoying my food.

Skippers Fast Food is located at No. 35 Elelenwo Street, GRA, Port Harcourt. They open by 7:00am and close by 10:00pm. The staff are efficient and friendly. Apart from moi moi, they also sell rice, a number of Nigerian soups and swallow. But if you want their moi moi, you can buy one wrap of deliciousness with three hundred naira.   You can also contact Skippers Fast Food for your outdoor catering.

Featured image source: @skippersng – Facebook

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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, obiudevi@yahoo.com

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