Are you a visitor or planning to visit Ibadan, the Oyo State capital soon? In no particular order, InsideOyo.com presents to you comprehensive 8 places where you can get to eat delicious amala and gbegiri in West Africa’s largest city.
1) Bush: This is for those who work or have anything to at the Oyo State secretariat, Ibadan. It is behind the Ministries of Finance and of Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters. For easy access, you can go through the Revenue House and a 4-minute walk willl take you to Bush, where foods and drinks are sold. The two most popular places are green and blue ‘houses’.
2) Inastrait: It was established by a late society woman. After her demise, some of her children decided to continue. One of the daughters has her restaurant on top of the Mokola hill, beside the popular Cultural Centre. From Agodi Garden, Premier Hotel or UCH, ask and you shall be directed.
3) Iya Meta: She has been around for so long. She is inside the popular Bodija market. Though her restaurant is located in the inner of the market, she enjoys huge patronage. In fact, Fuji maestro, is said to be one of her customers.
4) Ola Mummy: Popularly called ‘Skye Lolo’ because it shares fence with the Bodija branch of Skye Bank, it is one of the popular amala joint in the city. Professionals, politicians etc throng the place every day.
5) Oju-Irin: This is strategically located behind Aedrome GRA; adjacent Methodist High School, Bodija. It also enjoys huge patronage due to its large compound and space.
6) Abokusoro: This is inside the University of Ibadan; not far from the Central Mosque and Chapel of Resurrection. It is ‘abokusoro’ or ‘cemetery’ by some because it is bordered by the National Archive and UI Cemetary. It is run by a man who is believed to be an alumnus. It also enjoys huge patronage as members of the academic community visit the place more often.
7) Mama Ope: It is not far from Leutmack Cantonment, Mokola, on Jemibewon Road. It is elitist by structure and also enjoys good patronage.
8 Iya Adija: It is home away from home for many. In fact, those who have had a taste of their gbegiri can attest to it. It is located on the Ring Road, not far from the popular Adeoyo Hospital.