In order for you to know whether or not the food in a particular buka is going to be good, certain things must be present. If you walk into any buka and these elements are missing, we have to tell you that the food won’t be sweet.

They must have very cheap and mismatched plates.

If all their plates match then their stew won’t be sweet. Pure facts. They must also have this one nation plate.

Either the owner or at least one of the servers has to be a rude and overweight woman with flabby arms.

When the owner is rude you just know the food is going to be good. You think they are there to serve you? They are only doing you a favour.

If you don’t see the woman serving flick sweat into the stew at least once then that stew can’t be sweet.

That’s the last and final ingredient that makes buka stew taste the way it does. Ingredient X.

As you step into the buka some kind of unbearable heat must overcome you.

Any buka that has an A/C is not ready for life, sweat has to be pouring out of your body as you are eating.

The food is served straight from the pot they cooked it in or old coolers that have seen life.

From the pot straight to your plate, no time to waste.

If the prefix of the buka’s name doesn’t have ‘Iya’ or ‘Mama’ or the suffix doesn’t have ‘Buka’ in it then it’s probably not even a buka at all.

That one is a restaurant or fast food.

A good buka doesn’t have an opening or closing time.

They open when the food is ready and close when food has finished.

If there isn’t a crowd waiting to buy the food just know it’s not sweet.

Any buka you enter that is empty has nothing good to offer you.

Because nobody has time for decor, you’ll find plastic chairs and tables that look like this.

Anything fancier than this qualifies as a restaurant.

The menu is never extensive because nobody has time for stress.

There is rice, dodo, swallow, and beans. Dazzal.

Do you have any other good buka-finding tips for us?



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