Looking for authentic Senegalese food
I'm visiting NYC this weekend, staying in Harlem. I'd love to find some authentic Senegalese food. I lived in Senegal for 2 years and loved the food, but have only found mediocre Senegalese food here in the US (usually not enough oil or spices). I'd love a good mafe, diebujene (sp? fish and rice dish), or yassa. Thanks for any suggestions!
I'm surprised no one else answered. There are quite a few people on this board who know just where to find the best cheb. Most of them recommend La Marmite, which has just moved so I don't know where they are now. And if not that, between 8th and 6th avenue on 116 you'll find about 20 different restaurants. I haven't been to any of them lately because whenever I'm up there I go to Florence's, which is Ghanaian and very very gooooood.
Here's a Village Voice description of the cheb at La Marmite (9t lists the old address, though) http://www.villagevoice.com/nyclife/0352,sietsema,49686,16.html
and here's more on Chowhound: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/341272