Scoop’d Ice cream bar Now in Abuja!

Fellow ice cream lovers and soon to be ice cream lovers, Welcome to the best news you will come across on the internet today. A new ice cream bar!

Scoop’d is a new but not so new ice cream spot. New because it is the first branch in the city of Abuja and not so new because it has been open in Lagos for quite some time now. They recently launched their first ever branch on 28th May 2022. and of course you know I had to be there to witness deliciousness on our behalves.

It is located at Gateway Novare Mall, Lugbe Abuja. The opening was all shades of fun and delicious. Scroll down if you wanna drool!

Ambience

The ice cream bar is located in the inside the mall which is accessible through the main door or through Dodo’s pizza. It is a small and cute space which is quite expected from most ice cream bars. There are a few chairs for customers to sit and enjoy their ice cream and meals. It is not suitable for a lot of people so take out is more advisable if you’d like to enjoy a private time.

It is a great place for a quick/casual date and is also very kids friendly.

The Menu

Scoop’d menu is actually quite impressive. I did not expect them to have so much varieties of edibles. My initial thought was that they would be selling ice cream only but that wasn’t the case. They have more than just ice cream! They have quite the variety of pastries,desserts, burgers, wraps and so much more. The menu pricing is also very affordable. A scoop of ice cream goes for N900 which is one of the cheapest in the city right now. They also have different cup serving sizes for different tastes. It can easily fit a N3,000 budget for one.

Ice cream

I think by now my ice cream flavours are already predictable. Well the reason is that whenever I try a new ice cream place I love to try flavours i’m familiar with so I can easily tell if it’s good or bad.

I tried the snickerlicious and absolute chocolate flavours. The sickerlicious flavour was quite interesting because it had nuts in it, like the snickers chocolate even though it didn’t taste exactly like snickers it was very nice. It was almost like cookies and cream + nuts. The absolute chocolate was also nice but I felt like it could be a little more chocolatey.

Food and drinks

I got to try out other items from the menu like the strawberry milkshake, burger meal and the double cheese mushroom toastie.

Burger meal (Scoop’d Burger) – N2,300

The burger was served with a portion of chips, ketchup dip and a soft drink. The burger was made-up of chicken, BBQ sauce, pickles, tomato, mozzarella cheese and lettuce. At first the burger didn’t seem like a lot but after a bite you would fall in love with it’s taste. The bun was very tender and soft. All the burger ingredients were adequate and really fuse in perfectly. The chips were crispy and nice.

Strawberry milkshake – N2,200

The strawberry milkshake was simply divine! I excitingly got to witness how it was made and I appreciated the milkshake even more. It was creamy and very luscious.

Double cheese mushroom toastie – N2,000

At first after placing my order and finding out there was no protein in the toastie I wanted to cancel the order but the staff managed to convince me to go for it because it is really tasty. When my order came I was like hmmmm…. isn’t this too small? After my first bite I totally understood the assignment! The toastie was so tasty that I totally forgot there was no protein in it. It was well seasoned and properly made. The cheese and mushrooms really filled every bite! I enjoyed it.

General Review

I absolutely loved scoop’d and I think it is worth the trip. The variety menu options will leave you no room for dissatisfaction. The restaurant space is perfect and fits its purpose.

I look forward to visiting again and also hearing about your own scoop’d experience.

Amazonia Restaurant | A taste of something new

Hi guys! so sometime last month i visited the famous rainforest restaurant and did a review of their food and space. It was beautiful indeed. In October, they reached out to me stating that they would be launching a new menu and would love to have me over for a food tasting. I was excited of course because i already knew it would entail exciting new dishes.

For one little reason or the other i almost missed it and even though i was able to be present i was a tad bit late and missed some of the dishes served. I was still able to get a taste of majority of the dishes served. Here are some of the dishes i tried ;

Tuna Tostadas

This definitely made my top 3 dishes. It was kind of like an open taco, and also looked like pizza. It was cut into slices, so to eat it you have to pull out a slice and eat it. It’s quite a mess to eat but definitely really delicious.

Fish cakes

Hmmmmm! i have a lot of thoughts about these fish cakes. They were deep fried and kind of tasted like egg rolls, but fish. At first i tried just the fish cakes without the dressing and the dip and i did not enjoy it. Later on, the chef came and did his thing, explained the entire dish and i tried it all together and loved it. It’s actually a very very interesting dish. The mixed vegetables you see in the picture also included pineapples, which added a natural sweetness to the taste. The dip was an avocado dip. Now, i don’t mean guacamole. I mean mayonnaise, but avocado. Get it?

Sweet Potato Disco Fries

Amazeballs! First of all, i loved that this wasn’t basic Irish potatoes, it was sweet potato and it had a lot going on mehn. It had mixed bell peppers, cheese, tomato sauce and i think minced meat as well. It was fantastic, but my stomach was already getting full so i didn’t have much of it. It’s November and I’m still thinking about it.

Sesame Fried rice

Uhhhh this baby is definitely in my top 3 list. I think i ate the biggest portion from this rice. I love loved it! It was not overly seasoned or cooked and it was colorful as well. I totally recommend.

Szechuan Fish Sauce

Remember my top 3 list? this made the cut too. I didn’t think much of it at first, because my brain was like nahh, this looks black, it will not be sweet. Well, it definitely proved me wrong because it was totally delicious and i loved it. It was the famous giwan ruwa fish in Szechuan sauce (whatever that is) served with vegetables.

Szechuan Spiced Fish

Another giwan ruwa fish, another plate of deliciousness. Just like the Szechuan fish sauce, the Szechuan spiced fish was also delicious as well. Slightly even better i might add. Although we had it on it’s own, it seemed like something to be paired with a side dish (maybe a certain delicious sesame fried rice… hehehehehe)

 Miso Stir Fried Ribeye

All stir fry’s are amazing, PERIOD! This one wasn’t any different. I loved the crunchy veggies, as always. The ribeye tasted nice also. Just like the Szechuan spiced fish, it also needs to be paired with a side…*wink wink*

Green Chilli Rigatoni

Well, just like the name of the dish, it was green. Not very inviting to eat if you ask me. My brain just went omg its green… nahhhh. It wasn’t all that bad really, just that the fact that it was green didn’t entice me. It has chicken, which i loved, the texture was great but the dish wasn’t really for me. The chef said it’s not the type of dish to entice you at first, but it’s one that grows on you. This was true, once i started eating it, i couldn’t stop.

Caramel apple

What’s a great food tasting without dessert right? The caramel apple dessert was the last thing served and it put a great finish to a beautiful tasting. It was beautiful as you can see and it tasted as good as it looked. The sponge cake was perfect!

General review

The new dishes on the Amazonia menu are colorful, delicious and top notch. As usual it’s nothing short of an excellent fine dining experience. I would love to commend Amazonia for always doing their best to stand out and serve the best. Big Kudos to chef Eskay as well for whipping up such delicious meals. It was truly an exciting and learning experience. I look forward to sharing more food tasting experiences with my readers.

If you visit Amazonia and try any of the dishes mentioned, don’t forget to let me know about your experience.