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Re: In Search Of Home Cooking..., A Nairalander's Trip To Columbus (picts) by lagosboy86: 1:24am On Dec 07, 2014
sukkot:
OP na u sabi. me i jus blow eba with egusi stew grin
Enjoy
Re: In Search Of Home Cooking..., A Nairalander's Trip To Columbus (picts) by lagosboy86: 1:38am On Dec 07, 2014
strangest:
Op seems to be lost? Another black man driving around in all white community?


I can't breath...
Lost? get real dude.
Re: In Search Of Home Cooking..., A Nairalander's Trip To Columbus (picts) by lagosboy86: 1:42am On Dec 07, 2014
cococandy:
no wahala.

BTW bro I'm a girl
Oh, excuse me miss, my bad. Sorry
Re: In Search Of Home Cooking..., A Nairalander's Trip To Columbus (picts) by cococandy(f): 1:43am On Dec 07, 2014
lagosboy86:

Oh, excuse me miss, my bad. Sorry
no problems.
Re: In Search Of Home Cooking..., A Nairalander's Trip To Columbus (picts) by Originalsly: 1:54am On Dec 07, 2014
@Op...didn't you check the weather forecast before travelling?...or were you that desperate? Still waiting to see pics of the restaurant....and word of the food! Not much to look at along the way....were you disappointed by lack of interesting scenery? ...and are these pics from the SLR?....look more like pbone cam to me unless visibility was that bad. Saw you doing like 60mph/100kph....what's the speed limit on those open roads? Interesting thread!
Re: In Search Of Home Cooking..., A Nairalander's Trip To Columbus (picts) by lagosboy86: 2:18am On Dec 07, 2014
Finally arrived at my destination., was greeted by a kind looking middle aged Yoruba lady,. being Yoruba myself, we quickly switched our converse to Yoruba. The restaurant was nice and clean. I guess I was the first customer of the day. the chit chat continued. haha, doesn't this woman know that i'm hungry ni? I didn't drive over 200 miles just to come chit chat. lol.,
she gave me the menu.,

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Re: In Search Of Home Cooking..., A Nairalander's Trip To Columbus (picts) by lagosboy86: 2:37am On Dec 07, 2014
Originalsly:
@Op...didn't you check the weather forecast before travelling?...or were you that desperate? Still waiting to see pics of the restaurant....and word of the food! Not much to look at along the way....were you disappointed by lack of interesting scenery? ...and are these pics from the SLR?....look more like pbone cam to me unless visibility was that bad. Saw you doing like 60mph/100kph....what's the speed limit on those open roads? Interesting thread!
55 mph is the limit on country highways but 60 is still ok. on the interstate, 70 is the limit, but can do 75, sometimes 80mph. clocked 91 one time coming back from Georgia,. Those days re behind me now.
wasn't at all disappointed by the lack of scenery. sometimes, u just want to enjoy traveling from a different perspective
The rain was nothing. If u live in the NE USA, u will get used to driving in conditions like this:

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Re: In Search Of Home Cooking..., A Nairalander's Trip To Columbus (picts) by cococandy(f): 2:52am On Dec 07, 2014
lagosboy86:
Finally arrived at my destination., was greeted by a kind looking middle aged Yoruba lady,. being Yoruba myself, we quickly switched our converse to Yoruba. The restaurant was nice and clean. I guess I was the first customer of the day. the chit chat continued. haha, doesn't this woman know that i'm hungry ni? I didn't drive over 200 miles just to come chit chat. lol.,
she gave me the menu.,
pinshure. Pinshure pls
Re: In Search Of Home Cooking..., A Nairalander's Trip To Columbus (picts) by lagosboy86: 2:54am On Dec 07, 2014
Originalsly:
@Op...didn't you check the weather forecast before travelling?...or were you that desperate? Still waiting to see pics of the restaurant....and word of the food! Not much to look at along the way....were you disappointed by lack of interesting scenery? ...and are these pics from the SLR?....look more like pbone cam to me unless visibility was that bad. Saw you doing like 60mph/100kph....what's the speed limit on
those open roads? Interesting thread!
55 mph is the limit on country highways but 60 is ok. 70 is the limit on interstates but u can do 75, somtimes 80, depending. Clocked 91 once coming back from Georgia. Those days re behind me now.
the pictures re from a 5s. DSLRs re difficult to use when driving.
The rain was nothing. If u live in the NE. USA, u will get used to driving in conditions like this:

Re: In Search Of Home Cooking..., A Nairalander's Trip To Columbus (picts) by Ricindob(m): 2:56am On Dec 07, 2014
Mhn na WA o
Re: In Search Of Home Cooking..., A Nairalander's Trip To Columbus (picts) by lagosboy86: 3:06am On Dec 07, 2014
Sorry for the digression, back to the story, so the lady gave me this:

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Re: In Search Of Home Cooking..., A Nairalander's Trip To Columbus (picts) by sonety2k(m): 3:16am On Dec 07, 2014
lagosboy86:
Sorry for the digression, back to the story, so the lady gave me this:

Let see what you Order , Hope she has solid food also.
Re: In Search Of Home Cooking..., A Nairalander's Trip To Columbus (picts) by raayah(f): 3:17am On Dec 07, 2014
Getting more interesting.
Re: In Search Of Home Cooking..., A Nairalander's Trip To Columbus (picts) by zeezahbee(f): 3:20am On Dec 07, 2014
this kind long trip ontop food. Am too busy too waka that kind waka. if you can waka that kind waka, why not move to texas or NY
Re: In Search Of Home Cooking..., A Nairalander's Trip To Columbus (picts) by lagosboy86: 3:20am On Dec 07, 2014
I was like wowwwww, U will need the EMT to get me out of here today by the time i'm done., lol.
I wanted something that would bring back that feeling of home, something that would make me feel Nigerian again
anyways, I started with no. 1.- Jollof rice with fried rice, with a side of moi- moi and whiting fish, (fried Kpanla) she called it.
Re: In Search Of Home Cooking..., A Nairalander's Trip To Columbus (picts) by zeezahbee(f): 3:21am On Dec 07, 2014
lagosboy86:
Sorry for the digression, back to the story, so the lady gave me this:
your only consolation is that the food must be palatable or else, am sure u will be cry for wasting your fuel
Re: In Search Of Home Cooking..., A Nairalander's Trip To Columbus (picts) by zeezahbee(f): 3:23am On Dec 07, 2014
lagosboy86:
I was like wowwwww, U will need the EMT to get me out of here today by the time i'm done., lol.
I wanted something that would bring back that feeling of home, something that would make me feel Nigerian again
anyways, I started with no. 1.- Jollof rice with fried rice, with a side of moi- moi and whiting fish, (fried Kpanla) she called it.
their food is cheap ooo, i can see $9.99 chaiii

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Re: In Search Of Home Cooking..., A Nairalander's Trip To Columbus (picts) by cococandy(f): 3:36am On Dec 07, 2014
lagosboy86:
I was like wowwwww, U will need the EMT to get me out of here today by the time i'm done., lol.
I wanted something that would bring back that feeling of home, something that would make me feel Nigerian again
anyways, I started with no. 1.- Jollof rice with fried rice, with a side of moi- moi and whiting fish, (fried Kpanla) she called it.
so you traveled many miles just to eat jollof rice
You could have bought all the ingredients you need for that at any Walmart or Safeway close to you.

Better eat enough swallow and conc naija soup before you leave there. If you fill your stomach with jollof rice e no go good. cheesy
Re: In Search Of Home Cooking..., A Nairalander's Trip To Columbus (picts) by Originalsly: 3:43am On Dec 07, 2014
Hmmm...so you even drove thru snow!..wow...you been really desperate for home food! After all that I was expecting you to start off by ordering the whole Page 1 on the menu instead of just one item!...but that's you! Did she bring a bowl of water for you to wash hands?!
Re: In Search Of Home Cooking..., A Nairalander's Trip To Columbus (picts) by zeezahbee(f): 3:44am On Dec 07, 2014
cococandy:
so you traveled many miles just to eat jollof rice
You could have bought all the ingredients you need for that at any Walmart or Safeway close to you.

Better eat enough swallow and conc naija soup before you leave there. If you fill your stomach with jollof rice e no go good. cheesy
Trave;;ing 400miles ontop jollof rice shocked, am too busy for that kinda trip
Re: In Search Of Home Cooking..., A Nairalander's Trip To Columbus (picts) by lagosboy86: 3:45am On Dec 07, 2014
she asked me what I wanted for appetizer while she got the food ready. I quickly scanned thru the menu and one item caught my attention. SUYA.,
God knows I havn't heard that word, talk more of smelling that delicious aroma or even tasting it in almost 4 years.
memories of my childhood came flooding back., how I used to sneak out at night to buy suya from the aboki 2 streets away from my home in ebute- meta.. My dad forbade me from ever eating suya then. Unhygienic he called it. I still remember how I would wash and rinse my mouth over and over again to remove that smell that always lingers after u just had suya, so pops doesn't know what I've been up to. How I miss those days now.
anyways sha, back to my story.,
I ordered 4 SUYAs for appetizer., with a bottle of malt. N.B, the closest drink to maltina or malta guiness here is called Goya malt. its not quite there, but e try small.
as I was waiting for my SUYA, the lady's husband came with a saucer of chin chin.,

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Re: In Search Of Home Cooking..., A Nairalander's Trip To Columbus (picts) by lagosboy86: 3:48am On Dec 07, 2014
cococandy:
so you traveled many miles just to eat jollof rice
You could have bought all the ingredients you need for that at any Walmart or Safeway close to you.

Better eat enough swallow and conc naija soup before you leave there. If you fill your stomach with jollof rice e no go good. cheesy
Walmart ke. do u see maggi and knorr at Walmart? or can you get egusi and garri at safeway?

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Re: In Search Of Home Cooking..., A Nairalander's Trip To Columbus (picts) by lagosboy86: 3:53am On Dec 07, 2014
zeezahbee:
your only consolation is that the food must be palatable or else, am sure u will be cry for wasting your fuel
Gas is cheap jare.
Re: In Search Of Home Cooking..., A Nairalander's Trip To Columbus (picts) by lagosboy86: 3:56am On Dec 07, 2014
kk
Re: In Search Of Home Cooking..., A Nairalander's Trip To Columbus (picts) by lagosboy86: 4:00am On Dec 07, 2014
adepiero:
No more updates, I think the op is lost cry
Inbuilt GPS got crazy and took me to Columbus international instead. Garmin to the rescue

Re: In Search Of Home Cooking..., A Nairalander's Trip To Columbus (picts) by lagosboy86: 4:03am On Dec 07, 2014
so as I was munching the

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Re: In Search Of Home Cooking..., A Nairalander's Trip To Columbus (picts) by lagosboy86: 4:08am On Dec 07, 2014
My hostess wanted me to try 2 out first.
the SUYA arrived. I was expecting the usual nice Hausa Suya, but what I got was this:
the suya tasted nice and all, but it was nothing compared to lagos suya. tasted more like beef kekab with suya seasoning.
Anyways sha, I dispatched the 2 suyas.
I was kinda disappointed, but I knew that the main dish was still coming.

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Re: In Search Of Home Cooking..., A Nairalander's Trip To Columbus (picts) by Jasi7(m): 4:10am On Dec 07, 2014
R u stil gon update or ure tryna read what u wrote...i can see ure viewing the thread lagosboy86
Re: In Search Of Home Cooking..., A Nairalander's Trip To Columbus (picts) by tosinjoe(m): 4:15am On Dec 07, 2014
Minnesota to the rescue, I had iyan and egusi egba for dinner. Waiting to see the main dish
Re: In Search Of Home Cooking..., A Nairalander's Trip To Columbus (picts) by lagosboy86: 4:16am On Dec 07, 2014
Jasi7:
R u stil gon update or ure tryna read what u wrote...i can see ure viewing the thread lagosboy86
do u want the full story or not? trying not to leave any detail out
Re: In Search Of Home Cooking..., A Nairalander's Trip To Columbus (picts) by lagosboy86: 4:17am On Dec 07, 2014
after about 30 mins, my number 1. came out>.... this was wat it looked like:
Sorry, took some bites before remembering to take the pictr

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Re: In Search Of Home Cooking..., A Nairalander's Trip To Columbus (picts) by Nobody: 4:20am On Dec 07, 2014
xcelsia:
You should move down to Texas, lots of Nigerians/Nigerian restaurants here and gas is a lot cheaper as well. You can't keep starving yourself up north, move down south cool

I'm moving there next year. This California life is too fake and expensive. When gas in Texas is about $2.50 a gallon, na like $3.20 we dey buy am. Yeye California.

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