Food is ready, oya come chop! – (Tokunbo’s Nigerian Kitchen, London)

In Nigeria, we say “Oya, come chop, it’s time to eat”. Oya, come chop
at Tokunbo’s Kitchen with other food lovers and feast to your hearts
content because no one leaves a Nigerian kitchen without a full stomach
and heart.


Tokunbo Koiki is a British-Nigerian lady who sure holds dear the food
traditions of Nigerians like Iyan (pounded yam) with Egusi garnished
intricacies of assorted meats, fried yam balls with eggs and sauce,
plantain, spaghetti, and prawn pepper soup etc.

According to Tokunbo Koiki

“There are about 1 million Nigerians in London alone, but if you ask the average
Londoner about Nigerian food, they don’t even know what it is. I
didn’t want to just open a restaurant for Nigerians and other Africans.

I want to introduce Nigerian food on a gradual basis to a global audience
. Whether it’s London or Barcelona, I can travel the world
introducing people to the colorful flavors of Nigerian food.”

Since the launch of Tokunbo’s Kitchen, Tokunbo has managed to feed over
5000 people – having successfully operated at different street food
festivals, pop-ups and chef residencies – and she is just getting
started.

 

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