While Muslim faithful fast during the day, the fast-breaking dishes at night are typically little feasts worthy of being labeled culinary expeditions. And believe me, being invited to a share in the meals can blow you away. While there’s always a variety, the quantities aren’t obscene thus making the variety a delight to see.
Fasting during Ramadan allows one to eat only twice during the day. The first meal (Suhoor) is taken at the break of dawn and is typically a light meal, while the evening meal (Iftar) is taken just before sunset.
For years, Restaurants have offered halal menus during the Fast, with clients choosing to order in or have their meals in some restaurants.
This year, everything has changed so it’s all delivery, with some chefs holding virtual classes to aid meal preparation for those interested in making theirs.
And believe me, the dishes are interesting.
But enough about the historical background cos my mouth is starting to water ?.
Here are some restaurants that have something special on offer this Ramadan:
The L&N menu has so many items. It’s easy to get ‘swallowed’ in the list, pun intended. And the excitement builds as you read through the menu and looking at the images, realize that the prices are quite cool. See for yourselves ?
Mandi offers traditional Yemeni dishes and in addition to other dishes, two main items on the Ramadan Menu are Lamb Mandi and Chicken Mandi. Ok, let’s explain for those who don’t know. Mandi basically is a dish consisting mainly of meat, rice, and a special blend of spices, and cooked in a special pit. It can be an amazing burst of flavors, and because the meat is slow-cooked, it falls apart nicely.
H&H doesn’t have a menu specially created for the season, but they offer a whole grilled chicken for N3,000. That’s cool. Considering especially, that you’d find it hard to get a full grilled chicken for less than about twice that amount. And you get a side dish with it too. I must admit the pictures promise all sorts of sensory adventures ??
The Puzzo Ramadan Menu consists basically of two combos. And you get to choose from different starters, mains, desserts, etc. If you want to order for a family or a larger group, you just order the number of single orders to fit your number.
I’ll be updating this post as more restaurants share with me. And maybe chefs who run their own thing and have something going on.
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