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African food hasn’t unleashed a culinary contagion in the Klang Valley so far, but if it ever does, we probably won’t pinpoint the outbreak to Kota Damansara’s Africano.

Nigerian Chef

A Nigerian cook’s in charge, assuring the authenticity of this ‘egusi’ (RM5) mix of West African cucumber seeds, tomatoes, leaves at seasoning that tastes like scrambled eggs and spinach soup with curry. Oily but pleasantly flavorful.Africano_2

Yam

Amala (RM20), a thick, sticky and misshapen lump of yam tubers that might taste like (depending on which of us you ask) cement paste or melted shoe soles. Africano_3

Pounded yam, also an acquired taste, with slimy cow skin and spiky cow tongue. Africano_4

Rice

Jollof rice (RM10), a heap of tomato rice that’s less mouthwatering than it could be, with fried fish (RM20!!!) that’s less fresh than it should be.Africano_5

Soup

Okra-tomato soup. We considered also ordering goat meat, catfish and semolina paste, but realized that maybe African specialties aren’t for us.

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Location Details:

Africano,

8, Jalan PJU 5/20D, The Strand, Kota Damansara.

Find Africano’s directory listing here.

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