Wonderful people of Ibadan, you are welcome to this week’s edition of Bukas and joints with Funmi. As promised, I will be bringing you reports of visits to various bukas and joints in every nook and cranny of Ibadan. For lovers of correct Amala and Gbegiri, or Amala and Efo riro, I have good news for you. Join me as I take you through my sojourn at Oluwatedo Food canteen, Liberty Road, Ibadan.
On getting there, I was given a warm reception by the owner, Mrs Bolanle Akingbule. My short interaction with her revealed that she has been in the business for 40 years. She was posed with a major challenge in the year 2011 when she had to vacate her previous shop at Mobil, Ibadan. This made her lose so many customers, before she finally secured a permanent place at Oke-Ado in the year 2013.
When I asked if the present economic situation of the country is not affecting her sales, she explained that it is, but she is trying her best to maintain her customers and to balance both ends i.e. herself and her customers.
I was taken on a tour round the canteen where I was shown the almighty pot of soup and meat.
The Goat meat (Ogunfe) goes for a maximum of #500 and a minimum of #200.
The beef goes for #50 and #100.
The pot of Efo Riro also did not go unnoticed.
After the tour, I could not but help myself to a plate of Amala and Gbegiri, as the amazing aroma of the food kept on calling my attention.
All the alphabets in the English Language cannot explain how delicious the food was, the ecstasy is just unexplainable.
If you want to feel what I felt, visit Oluwatedo food canteen, and share your testimony on this page.
Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you for taking time out to journey with me this week, join me next week as I will be bringing you wonderful reports of another visit. Because of you, Ibadankiniso will be going round Ibadan to reveal paradises of our own local food. We will be bringing to you, bukas and joints that you never knew existed. Anticipate!!