Food adventure: Dinner @ Wakkis

Image

It was Wura’s birthday so her lovely hubby took us out to Wakkis; an Indian restaurant in Abuja known for delectable Indian and oriental cuisine served à la carte. I was so excited coz I had heard so much about Wakkis but had never been there.

Prior to this I had been looking for money to go on a food adventure so you can imagine how I leaped at the opportunity (you know now, awoof no dey run belle). The last time I went on a food adventure, I had so much fun. https://gourmetfinesse.wordpress.com/2013/01/21/sights-and-tastes-of-lagos-iya-basira-tinz-part-2/

Opened in 2000, Wakkis http://www.wakkis.com is a hit dining spot where a lot of dignitaries have come including the famous Don King. The menu offers a variety of chicken, lamb, sea food and vegetarian courses and the ambience is great!

Theirs is a showmanship kitchen that allows the guests (I like how they call their customers guests) to see the Chefs at work and begin to savor the food even before eating it. I got to see the Tandoori oven which is at the entrance. This is a traditional clay oven, used in Indian cuisine.

So basically we had a two course meal. For starters we had; Spicy chicken tikki and crumbed king prawns with tamarind, mayo and chili dips. For beverage we had; Lassi (sweetened yoghurt), Fresh watermelon juice, Chapman and water. And lastly our main course was Chicken curry, Meen moilee, Tandoori lamb shoulder and grilled lamb served with an assortment of rice, naan and raita.

Although I did not bag the award of a being a Wakki’s Wow guest, the food was awesome, the portions were bountiful and in short I had a wonderful experience. So if you are looking for somewhere to have New year dinner, try Wakkis and tell me about it.

Below is the picture story:

Image

Standing in front of Wakkis.

Image

Wakkis neon sign.

Image

Chefs working at the Kitchen. One putting skewered meat into the Tandoori oven.

DSC03091

Chef hanging up skewered meat and jacket potato to rest.

DSC03094

 

Array of meat and side salads.

DSC03096

 

Back view of Chefs at work

DSC03098

 

Snuggle pups awaiting their food.

DSC03108

 

Wakkis ethnic interior.

DSC03113

 

Our drinks.

DSC03114

 

Up close and personal.

DSC03115

 

Crumbed king prawns: half a dozen king prawns marinated in lime and chili, deep fried and served with chili mayonnaise.

DSC03116

 

Spicy chicken tikki: Curried chicken and potatoes croquette with chili and tamarind chutney. This was my favourite starter.

DSC03117

 

This was such a hit we quickly cleared the plate. The tamarind chutney (the black stuff) was especially good.

DSC03121

 

Tandoori lamb shoulder: Whole shoulder of lamb slow cooked with spices and roasted over charcoal accompanied by raita and side salad.

DSC03123

 

Grilled lamb ribs: ribs marinated in lime, yoghurt and Indian spices, roasted over charcoal and served with Naan bread. This was my favourite main, so tender and tasty.

DSC03125

 

Pugy ponsy doing press mouth lol.

DSC03126

Chicken curry: Nuggets of chicken in a curried cashew nut sauce served with fluffy basmati rice.

DSC03127

Meen moilee: Fillet of fresh water fish cooked with ginger, tomatoes and coconut cream.

DSC03129

 

The spread! The End.

 

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “Food adventure: Dinner @ Wakkis

  1. More “Food adventures” pleeeeeeeease. Lovely, Wakkis ought to invite you to the Chef table, I want to go have a food adventure @ Wakkis, all over again 😉

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s