Thursday, 16 February 2012


Yes Nandos brings back many childhood memories and hence even now when you want to have a quick catch up chat with friends of times past or special people you havent seen in ages or those loved ones gone missing eons at a time,  there is a remarkable interest vented to the portugese poultry bearer. I must say i never even knew my good friends of armada fame and philandering across the globe for centuries had vegetarian options in their trademark eatery. In any event i had an amazing time with a brand new perspective of this little chicken spot.

The humus was sublime and even the little peri-peri drizzle sauce that came with it was grand, i did however think the pita bread was, unfairly to the meal, dry. Registered this concern in usual chaotic fashion to the overlords of this institution and as a result i was offered a corn on the cob, on the house, which was burnt. Now i know it was burnt because i happen to be from Zimbabwe and if you did not know we have an unhealthy obsession with maize, well, then now you know. So unhealthy infact its our staple food. There was the 2 pieces of garlic bread to contend with which in true commercial spirit were typical slices of some in house bakery bread with a dollop of garlic butter, nothing Portugese about that if I may say so myself .
The saving face of this day was that their Vegi Burger (in the lemeon and herb variant)
 actually tasted nice. I say nice not for lack of a better word but it is just very accurate. It is undearingly pin-point reflecvtive of what i thought. That its made from a bean and For this price they just about managed to create a dish with as much balance to getting a vegetarion diner some form of nourishement and yet not have it taste like some GM paste with flavours sprinkled around it for some unacomplishable kick. What was kicking in the wild manner of sorts; the peri-peri salt that was sprinkled over their chips either made the chips taste better than they actually where or it just is a great condiment...

I will give this one a 6 because it was just decent enough to provide a great meal but i was not overally impressed. Maybe overawed at the idea of going in to a Nandos with the aim of getting a vegetarian meal but in any event i did enjoy it to a certain extent, especially the humus, which im still going to try and recreate at home as im convinced i could do really well in.