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Home Touch champions promotion of Nigerian cuisines


A medical doctor and owner of  Home Touch restaurant, a leading  eatery in Nigeria involved in outdoor and indoor catering, Dr. Lai Banwo,  has advised Nigerian to eat more of local delicacies as they are rich both in taste, have health benefits and they are natural.  Banwo spoke in an interactive session with journalists. He said:  “Because we have now adopted this foreign diet and lifestyles and that is why we are having all these complications and it is bound to affect us.

“Nigerian dishes are good health-wise. We should promote it. Nigerian food is rich in fibre and we should take a lot of vegetables.  For example, our Peppered Rice special delicacy is popular?  Pepper contains Vitamin ‘C’. We are into catering, outdoor and indoor services and we also cater for several school sets. I think Nigerian dishes are just fantastic.”

He also spoke on the hospitality industry in Nigeria: “ Hospitality business, no doubt, has assumed some considerable growth in the country, leveraging ideas from medical practitioners turned tourism investors who improve on existing standards already in place. For instance, the Chief executive of Whispering Palms Resort in Badagry, Lagos, Professor Femi Pearse ( late) would say” It’s only when you’re fully relaxed that you are able to  think. That’s why some of us are in tourism.”

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The manager of Home Touch Restaurant Mr.  Echela  spoke on the effort of the restaurant to promote Nigerian delicacies and the acceptance:  “Every day is special when we serve ‘Dish of the Day’. Our customers know when we focus on their favourite dish.  Mondays we celebrate Afang, Tuesdays its Ofe Onugbu ( bitterleaf soup), Wednesdays is Banga soup, Saturdays and Sunday we serve Ofada rice and Fisherman’s soup respectively,” he said.

Echela also spoke on their expansion programme. Home Touch Restaurant has expanded on the back of their Ikorodu Road property’s strong offerings to two more outlets including Home Touch Restaurant at Tafawa Balewa Crescent in Surulere. They also have an outlet at the Murtala Muhammadu International Airport, Lagos. The management of the eatery said they are going back to business as international flights resume on September 5, 2020 where they will continue to “offer travellers hot spicy peppered rice and Moi Moi and other Nigerian meals.”

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