Amazonia Restaurant

Amazonia restaurant Abuja – REVIEW OF NEW AND CURRENT MENU By: Hadiza.sidiq

1. Fish cakes – 7/10
So on the outside, these look like Nigerian egg rolls but on the inside, it’s shredded fish with some potatoes for structure. It wasn’t crispy but the texture was pretty good. It had that fishy flavor but it wasn’t the overpowering kind. It was well seasoned and tasted really good. It was served with a pineapple salsa that paired well with the fish cakes.

2. Chicken taquitos – 9/10
They might look like spring rolls but these are deep-fried Mexican chicken-filled tortilla rolls. The roll was crispy (but not too crispy) and not greasy. The filling was deeply flavored and well-balanced. This was served with a sweet but well-balanced tomato salsa, guacamole, and some cheese sauce that went to Harvard! This appetizer takes your taste buds on a journey.

3. Surf and turf baked pasta – 8/10
This one is for cheese lovers. farfalle pasta baked in tomato sauce and cheese. Taste-wise, this was pretty good, well seasoned and the pasta was well cooked. But I feel the dish needs more cheese. (little side note here – I like the dish as it is, but if you get nauseated easily, then you might want to ask for some spice to be added to yours when you order)

4. Disco fries – 6.5/10
If you love fries and cheese, then this dish is for you! Sweet potato fries with minced meat in tomato sauce and cheese topping! So this tastes awesome! But i think it needs more cheese!!! Cuz it lacked that stringy cheesy effect. Texture wise though, due to the amount of moisture in the dish, there is a high tendency for this to get soggy very fast, which was what happened in my case, because I didn’t eat it immediately. so you might want to eat this as soon as you are served.

5. Chicken piccata – 8/10
This is boneless chicken cooked in wild cucumbers and chicken broth, the aroma is very pronounced due to the lemons in it. The broth is lemony but not tangy, it’s bittersweet but well balanced. The texture of the chicken was good too, the flavors were new and exciting for me. I liked this dish.

6. Schezwan fish sauce and sesame rice – 8/10
Giran ruwa fish cooked in schezwan chili sauce. Omo! This fish was amazing! It was sweet and spicy, and well seasoned. It had familiar Asian flavors. The texture of the fish was on point! The sesame rice paired well with the fish. (Order this and thank me later!)

7. Green chili chicken tortiglioni – 7/10
Tortiglioni pasta cooked in green chili curry. The flavors were foreign to me at first, so this pasta was very interesting. With each bite, it grew on me, and I wanted more. The sweetness from the cherry tomatoes brought balance to the dish. It was a pretty decent dish.

8. Miso ribeye stir fry – 6/10
This is not your typical stirfry! I mean, I’ve never had a stir-fry with ribeye steak before. It’s very innovative, it tastes pretty decent but I found it a bit underwhelming. This was served with sesame rice.

* Current menu
Short ribs and Thai dragon rice – 9/10
The ribs took my tastebuds to heaven and back. It was reminiscent of salah day. The meat was so tender and seasoned to perfection! The rice was extra spicy?? and was so yummy, the Yoruba in me was jumping with joy. And on the plus side, the portion was large! (this is a dish for everyone) – 9000

Chicken wonton soup – 7/10
The soup was creamy and had a mild presence of coconuts. I loved that the dumplings were crunchy and well seasoned. This tasted really good. – 5000

It was an enjoyable learning experience for me! Shoutout to the chef Iam_eskay

Overall this place is a solid 8/10, I think the food is niche, but it’s really good. I would recommend going here!

Review By: Hadiza.sidiq


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