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You need a place to eat a traditional meal when you are tired of eating junk foods. You are craving for a feel of the indigenous Amala. Amala is a customary food among Oyo indigenes.  Surprisingly, it has gained popularity with Lagos residents. Lagos inhabitants enjoy this delicacy so much that it is offered in various Bukas across the states.  Amala joints sprout out at every walking distance around you. Are you residing in Lagos Mainland, or have undertakings nearby or within Lagos Mainland? Here are popular Amala Joints you can patronise:

    1. White House in Yaba

If you want to have a taste of scrumptious and finger-licking Amala, then you need to visit White House Canteen. The Buka adopted its name from the colour of its building. It offers a variety of food but is known mainly for its Amala dish. The canteen is situated at Chapel Street, Sabo-Yaba, Lagos.

    2. Amala Shitta in Surulere

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Are you in Surulere? Do you want your Amala and sauce mix together in unison? Amala Shitta in Surulere is the ‘Buka you can trust if you want your Amala served and adorned with ewedu, gbegiri and obe ata. Amala Shitta is at 26 Rabiatu Thomson Crescent, Shitta, Surulere, Lagos.     3. Amala Yahoo in Ogudu-Ojota Amala Yahoo is another amazing canteen to visit if you happen to find yourself “Amala Struck” in Ogudu Ojota area of the Lagos Mainland. This buka is also known for its assorted meats that leave you with an unforgettable experience. Amala Yahoo is situated at Victoria street, Mechanic Village, Ogudu-Ojota, Ogudu, Lagos.     4. Saudi Food Palace in Bariga
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This is a food palace that started as a mini-canteen but now the sought for Buka in New Garage, Barriga. They offer Amala dished in any of your favourite soup whether it is Efo-riro or gbegiri ati ewedu.     5. Belgium Canteen in Mile 2
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The name ‘Belgium’ may mislead us to think the canteen offers Belgium dishes, but that is not the case. The canteen is originally called ‘Amala Beljium and offers finger-licking Amala especially when you want to mark your lunch register in Jakande Estate Mile Two, Amuwo Odofin, Lagos.     6. Yakoyo in Ilupeju This is another joint you don’t want to miss their amala if you happen to be on Lagos Mainland. The Buka is situated along Ikorodu Expressway in Ilupeju. The Buka is also known to offer Pounded Yam and Egusi soup.     7. Amala Canada in Ebutte-Metta Amala Canada is a buka that has a variety of delicacies but known for the Amala adorned with assorted meat and abula (Gbegiri/ewedu/abula). The queue at lunch time is enough testimony about the food experience there.     8. Iya Amala in Ikeja You can find Iya Amala Joint close to the recently commissioned Police College in Ikeja. If you’re at Ikeja and craving Mama-cooked-tasting Amala, head over to Iya Amala joint, you won’t regret it.     9. Olaiya in Surulere This buka is fully-air conditioned. It is  properly arranged to keep you comfortable while you enjoy your hot amala and ewedu.     10. Amoke Oge Food Canteen in Bariga
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The Buka is over two years in Bariga. It is known for its Amala with abula (gbegiri ati ewedu) and cow leg (bokoto).

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This article was first published on 18th July 2017 and updated on July 21st, 2017 at 3:53 pm


Kofoworola Omotayo is a freelance writer, a lover of tech and a literature monger. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy and a member of Nigerian Institute of Management. He enjoys approaching issues from logical and empirical perspective. His twitter handle @heir_ptahyor and Gmail: kofoworolaomotayo[@]

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