Restaurant Review: The Blowfish Hotel | Tuke's Quest

Restaurant Review: The Blowfish Hotel


Hey Guys!

This time next week I'll be done with NYSC o!!! How Scary and Exciting is that!! Yesterday, we had some Job Fair thingy at Unilag for all Lagos Corpers. It was my 2nd time driving to Unilag and third time going there so yes, I made a few wrong turns, yes, we got stuck in some traffic but we got there in the end, Thank God! I went with my Secondary School Friends, the twins, one of them has a blog actually, y'all should check it out here. She's been blogging for less than a month and she already has 17 really interesting posts, Go Bunmi!

My legs were hurting and we were just weak after the whole shebang so we decided to treat ourselves, YOLO, and have late lunch/early dinner at La Veranda at Blowfish Hotel. We got there and were told they close from 4 to 6 so we settled for food at The Blowfish instead. Both restaurants are at the hotel, La Veranda serves Italian dishes and is round the back overlooking the pool. The twins have been there a couple of times and they love it so I'll definitely try it out soon. The Blowfish serves Thai, Indian and Continental Dishes so there are 3 cuisines to choose from. The decor at The Blowfish was nice, the air was fresh and the staff were very polite.

There were two men on a table next to us who kept on staring though. One of them came and saluted us at our table, this sort of behaviour is expected when you wear your NYSC uniform out and about. He started asking some questions and Bunmi, the twin who is a blogger answered most of them, I was just looking away and Buki had a funny expression on her face, which made me giggle.

So, the drinks came first, Buki and I got Chapman, Bunmi got something called Cinderella which was a mix of different juices. It had a very tropical feel to it. The Chapman was pretty sweet and very sparkly, I liked it, I really wish some Restaurants in Lagos offered Free refills, it would make the dining experience more enjoyable but I'm sure some people will milk it.




For our mains I got Khao Ob Suparood Koong which is Pineapple Backed Fried Rice served in Pineapple shell with Cashew Nuts and a choice of Prawns, Chicken or Vegetables. Of course, I chose Prawns and I said I didn't want pineapple bits in it. I'm sure Princess Audu can relate to our food that day as she is a Nigerian Blogger based in Thailand.

At first it just came on the plate because the waiter thought I was allergic to Pineapple when I said I didn't want the bits in it. He took it back though so the chef could present it properly.



Bunmi had Singapore Noodles which is described as Stir-Fried Egg Noodles with peppers, spring onions, chicken & Prawns. I tasted it while waiting for my food to come back, it was pretty good, it sorta reminded me of indomie though. Bunmi expectedit  to be spicier so she added some black pepper to it. I'm sure her review will be up on her blog soon.


Buki had Kho Phad Karphaw Kai which is Thai fried rice with Sea Food i.e. Calamari, Prawns and Fish. When the waiter was explaining it, he said this was his favourite meal because it is garnished with egg. We were slightly shocked when it arrived to be honest, we didn't expect the egg to be that large but yeah, she put it in a side plate. I tried the rice and it wasn't bad, mine was better though :)


She folded the egg over so you can see how the rice looked. there was a lot of Calamari, Prawns and Fish. I gotta hail them for that, they aren't selfish with their Seafood.




Now, I was excited when my food came, look how good it looks. It was perfect, the cashew was crispy, prawns were in abundance, the rice was nicely spiced and I couldn't even finish it all. I was full halfway through, the first time  I had to pack food in Lagos, none of us could finish our food and we were hungry o!






My meal cost N3,500
Chapman N1,350
Buki's Rice N2,900
Bunmi's Rice N3,500
Bunmi's Drink N1,500

I like the fact that they had pictures of their food in the Menu, it reminded me of my time in China, 

How cute is this little man?
So did this restaurant make the cut, yes it most definitely did! If you have been there before, let me know about your experience. If you go there after reading this review, do let me know how you found it.

Have a Good Weekend Folks and do leave a comment after you read posts, you will be surprised at the impact a little comment has.

Oh yeah,  if you enjoyed reading this, check out my other Restaurant reviews here, here, here, here and here
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20 comments:

  1. I am impressed and the prices is very good. I will definitely visit this place when next I am in Nigeria

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    1. Yeah, it's pretty affordable.
      Thanks for visiting my blog Abass!!! :)

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  2. Love it! Definitely going there tomorrow! :)

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  3. I want the Pineapple rice!!!!!!! Minus the allergies, because unlike you, I AM allergic.

    http://berrydakara.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh, wow, Deep, Pele! Maybe you could ask them to put it in paw paw or Water melon, hehe :)

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  4. Yum.

    I'm just outta words for food here. You make me too hungry and that ain't fair.

    AT ALL.

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  5. Tuke your ai is to make us hungry every time
    Divadiari.blogspot.com

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    1. LOL, Maybe a little bit. But my main aim is to show you the wide range of dining options available in Lagos :)

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  6. Great review... Will be stopping by soon. Good choice on the redone pineapple dish... I find other countries food very authentic in Nigeria... Your thoughts

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    1. Thanks Anon, would love to hear what you think when you stop by there. Yeah, I agree, most restaurants get it right with the food, decor or at least the general ambience. Like, the Chinese restaurant at Oriental had traditional Chinese music playing in the background when I went. Do you have any favorite restaurants, I have a feeling you're a foodie.

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  7. All this food that u ar showing us. Hmmm diarisGod oh.

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    1. LOL, In everything we are doing, Diaris God!!

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  8. Tuke, Bunmi's blog seems to have dissapeared. I discovered your blog from Sisi Yemmie's blog and always sneak in to read your posts and sneak away again. I'm one of your silent readers...

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    1. LOL, she's doing some work on it, a little refurbishment. I'll let you know when it's up though :)
      Awww, thanks for breaking the silence, I appreciate it :D

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  9. I think they need to change the way they "garnished" your friend's food with egg. But, I would like to try their food because it sounds like you enjoyed it

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    1. I agree, I'm not a fan of egg so would never get that dish.
      Eyah, let me know when you eventually try it out :)

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  10. im def trying out one of these soon! i want d pineapple one!
    www.folasoasis.com

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    1. Nice, do let me know when you try it out!

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