Trying new things and discovering things that live under the sea…
My latest feat undoubtedly has me raising the bar.
The other day, I was having a craving for seafood (read as prawns) and then I decide to “think out loud” on Twitter.
Two people recommended Ocean’s Basket at the Ikeja City Mall.
I got to googling, read online reviews, checked their website menu and decided to give it a shot.
It may look like your average Lagos restaurant joint, but Ocean’s Basket is quite the ish.
At this moment my stomach was starting to fill up and I hadn’t even satisfied my main cravings. Blame it on the size of my tummy!
After a couple of minutes, my Prawns Special platter (12 Prince Prawns) and Chips arrived this costs me 4250 + 1000 respectively. I equally ordered a bottle of mineral water at N350.
My platter came with 4 different sauces but I stuck with what I was familiar with. Can you guess? If you said Ketchup, you’re absolutely right!
In all honesty, I didn’t know what to expect with the prawns. I’ve always enjoyed eating crayfish (it’s actually called krill) and shrimp so I felt the taste would be similar.
How did it taste?
There are no exact words to describe its taste. It wasn’t quite like the crayfish I was used to. It was meatier, juicier but less tasty(not in a bad way though).
Did I enjoy it though? – Absofreakinglutely.
Will I be revisiting them anytime soon? – Yezzzir!
I spent a total of N8,500 on my meal and it was totally worth it. The portions were great and the food was well prepared and served. I got so full I couldn’t even have dessert.
The waiter was really good and the customer service was excellent. I also liked the fact that I could access their menu online before visiting. That way I could set a spending limit and avoid washing plates.
I wish they had more affordable and smaller platters for 1 because honestly there was no way I could finish 12 King Prawns in one sitting. I eventually had to request a doggy bag.
All in all, I’ll rate Ocean’s Basket Sea Food Restaurant 8 over 10.
If ever you’re craving some prawns, sushi or calamari Ocean’s Basket is your go-to!
I’m looking to explore more recipes and satisfy more cravings this year,
Hopefully, those cravings don’t have me ordering Pizza from the abroad because I hear The White Rabbit in Oxford is “bloody” good 😉
Ever tried seafood? What was your experience like?
Tell me all about it in the comments section.
Until next time,
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