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Oct 18, 2007 11:09 AM

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!

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    1. 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!

      1. 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)

        and here's more on Chowhound: