Fast Foods IN Nigerian Hostels by Olabode Sagee

Ever been Hungry in the hostel and you didnt know what to eat? well Our very own Olabode Saygee gives us insights on quick bites you can eat in the hostel spending little or no money at all

Enjoy and dont forget to comment
1. GARRI- This is undoubtedly the number one fast food in Unilag (or

better still in Nigeria as a whole). Garri (for those that don’t know

its cassava flakes) is usually mixed with ordinary water or cold

water and taken like corn flakes. For those in the middle class,

they buy sugar and cold water but those in the upper class can go

as far as buying groundnut, milk and even Milo. Some Unilag

girls/boys that like forming say Garri is for the poor, some say

when they take it they have eye problem, some even say they

have never tasted Garri before, all I have to say is that; Garri

(garriumsulphate) have been saving Unilag students(and

Nigerians) since 1828 BC.

2. BREAD and anything- This is very common amongst both boys and

girls of new hall (that’s why the Unilag bakery is situated close to

them) as they can eat bread with anything. Ranging from bread

and beans to bread and egg to bread and butter to bread and jam

to bread and mayonnaise to bread and peanut butter or bread

and indomie or even bread and water. To do bread and anything

all you need is have as low as N150. N70 or N80 bread with N50

beans, N50 egg, N50 butter and for those that don’t have jam or

peanut butter can easily famz a friend or roommate that do.(AND

PLS when you eat bread make sure you take a lot of water to help

your digestion)

3. NOODLES- This is like the only thing some students can cook

without supervision (though some of them will still put too much

water). The big boys and girls do Indomie, the middle class do

golden penny while the lower class do mimee noodles. Water on

fire, noodles in water, seasoning and chilli in noodles, leave to

steam for 5mins (but 2mins if it’s the hell fire hot plate) and food

is ready. This is like the only food you can cook when the school’s

power authority starts their wonron wonron (their rubbish)

4. SPAGETTI- There are two types of spaghetti, the concoction and

the stew spag. The concoction is the fastest as you have to just

put in all the ingredients (tomato paste, grinded pepper, magi,

salt, onion, groundnut oil etc) and the spag, cover and let it steam

for 15mins(7 mins if it’s the hell fire hot plate). This method is

faster than the stew method, as you have to first boil the

spaghetti before you make the always tasteless pepperterra stew.

But students don’t usually do this as its slower (hunger don kill

you finish before e done) and it consumes more ingredients and

also you need two separate pots for the stew and the spaghetti

(as most students only have one pot and some don’t even have

pot but borrow only when they want to cook).

5. CONCOTION RICE- No Unilag student or an alumnus that is staying

or has stayed in the hostel will or can categorically tell me that

he/she has never tasted or ate concoction rice before. And for

those that have not, concoction rice is simply JollofRice gone bad

or the china of JollofRice. It usually has the same ingredients as

JollofRice, looks like JollofRice some even have the JollofRice

aroma but it’s definitely not JollofRice. Rice, tomato paste, ata

gungun (grinded pepper), maggi, onion, groundnut oil, curry.

Tyme etc all in the same pot and you have you concoction rice.

SHOUTOUT to my Unilag girls though, most of you think you cook

JollofRice for that your boyfriend but am so sorry to burst your

bubble; Its all concoction rice or better still Chine JollofRice (loolz)

NOTE: If you need cooking tips from me or you need someone to

teach you how to cook? Don’t be ashamed hit me up on

08142375380 or 2AD4918C (bbm) and I will be ever willing to

tutor you. *cheers*

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