Archive for the ‘Africa’ Category

Nabaya Restaurant: everything but Gambian

Share   As is often the case these days, I’ve bent over backwards to find Gambian food, and I keep failing… but sometimes, that isn’t so bad: Gambian food fail #1: My wife’s brother’s ex-wife’s friend’s husband said that he knew a few Gambians who might be able to cook for me. Several emails and […]

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#141 Togo: Bognan International Corporation

Share   To be honest, I don’t know how the heck I’m going to find food from these last few countries. I was just telling a friend that there’s no way that I’ll ever cross another country off my list by eating in a restaurant again – from here, it’s all about asking friendly people to […]

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The search for Namibian food… in Namibia

Share   In New York, I often spend hours and hours searching for cuisine from underappreciated African nations, like Namibia. But if I actually go to Namibia, it should be relatively easy to find authentic Namibian food. Right? Well, maybe not. My lovely wife and I just spent two and a half weeks driving around […]

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#138-140 Cameroon, Libya, & Mozambique: the 2015 African motherlode

Share   As you may know, I’m a little bit salty about the African food scene in NYC. Don’t get me wrong: I still haven’t met a plate of African food that I didn’t like, and our city is blessed with some phenomenal African chefs. There just aren’t quite enough of them here. Something like […]

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#71B Egypt again, but with no pigeons this time

Share   One of the things that makes my porky heart hurt is when wonderful, hole-in-the-wall ethnic restaurants close down. El Karnak, that fun Egyptian spot I visited in Astoria? Long gone, replaced by a Yemeni restaurant called Maya Cuisine. You know I love Yemeni food, but NYC was a distinctly more enjoyable place when […]

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