Last weekend, my friend C and I decided to be daring. We were attending a play at the New Theatre [more on that in another post] and planned to have dinner before that. On an impulse, we chose African Feeling even though neither of us has ever tried African cuisine before. And it was a treat!
For our entree, we had Vegetarian Triangles from Nigeria.
They look a bit like samosas and taste a bit like it too.
For our mains, we chose the Beef Stew and Coconut Fish. The former is from West Africa while the latter is from East Africa. We had it with rice though later on we thought it might have been better to have chosen chapatis. Yes, they have chapati too like Indians. But it looked different from the Indian one based on what I saw at another table.
The food was absolutely delicious! The coconut fish had spices that reminded me of Indian food but the beef stew had a flavour I haven’t tasted before. The ambiance of the restaurant was lovely too. The only downside was that on Saturday nights, they have African drumming like most other themed restaurants [e.g. belly dancing in Lebanese restaurants or Bollywood dancing in Indian] and it can get to the point where you basically cannot have a conversation. Plus their enthusiasm is such that they actually get some of the diners to dance and just pick you which is not great for C and me who are both socially anxious!
So, if you are ever down in Newtown, do check them out. They are open from Tuesday to Sunday and are located on 1/501 King Street, Newtown. You can check out their menu or their website for more details.
I know I’m definitely going back to try some other dishes. But perhaps not on a Saturday night. 🙂
Until next time,