Afrofest - Today is last day (Queens Park- Toronto) .. Music and food...
I know there has been comments about this event in previous year but today is the final day of Afrofest at Queens Park this year (north side of QP). I went down last night and they seem to have more food vendors then every. It gets pretty crowded but some interesting options for african food (and other food too including Caribbean and some freshly made donuts :) )...
Last night I tried a bunch of dishes at Otakapi (sp?).. it was pretty tasty (my favourite was the dried coconut stuff.. not sure what it is called). I also have a jamaican patty from this truck that specialized in them (was good) and tried one of the fresh donuts.
If people went yesterday or go down today please post about what you tried so I can keep an eye out next year!
I tried suya from The Suya Spot. It was way too dry, none of us liked it. Not a fan, glad that I tried it today instead of making the trek to the restaurant as previously planned! I did enjoy the puff puff (deep fried sweet dough)
Goat curry was excellent - the name of the vendor escapes me...it had a yellow sign...Carribean something?
Tried Oxtail curry from another vendor - again I apologize for forgetting the name. There are two paths of food vendors - it was on the east side of the eastern "leg", if anyone here can remember what it was. Anyways, I wasn't the biggest fan - it was mostly gristle and the greens that came with it were tasteless.
Cassava and chicken plate from a Kenyan vendor, along with a bread thing with tomatoes (usually I'm quite good about noting names of vendors and food but I was rushing to grab things before the game) - the chicken was dry and flavourless, the cassava was undercooked (sigh).
Lesson Learned: Next year, go for the rice/curry dishes. Stay away from skewers.
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Afrofest had a tone of food choices this year but the Suya did it for me.l fell in love with it.I was drawn in by the music toTHE SUYA SPOT stand,the staff singing and dancing, something about freshly made food that brings out the good taste.The spices alone tingles the taste buds and they leave you wanting for more.After l had beef Suya with puff puff l got myself some corn and sugar cane juice and l was in heaven.Loved the Suya l guess l`ve been SUYARIZED as they warned me l would be.