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!
Well you're in the right area! Try around 116th St. area. Start at Adam Clayton (7th Ave. and just head east. Sorry I can't reccomend a place specifically. I've never eaten Senegalese in NY. Good luck and if you find something really good post it!
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/0...
and here's more on Chowhound: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/341272