African Taste


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After living in footscray for 3 months, I finally found someone game enough to try African food with me. Some friends decided African food was not worth trying because what do predominately third world countries have to offer in terms of food?? They’re silly!

So I did a quick Google search for African restaurants in the area, as a lot of them seem to close at night on Barkly St. I found African Taste, it was nearby and seemed to have good reviews.

Everything on the menu appealed to me. I wanted to order the fish of the day, lamb, chicken, seafood and Gnocchi. The waitress kindly advised me that, I was being overly ambitious for 2 people. Haha. So we settled on 2 entrées and 2 mains.

The salad was recommended to us by the waitress, as I wouldn’t have ordered such a non original dish myself.

I was pleasantly surprised, as you can see from the picture, it was rich in flavour and delicious. There were what seemed like corn chips in the salad which was surprising a nice combination.

I think this was the fried cauliflower which was nice but nothing special.

African Fasting Food (vegetarian) a combination of 5 delicious dishes pumpkin & eggplant, red lentils, split beans, cabbage & carrot, beans & carrot

Genfro African Fufu (Gnocchi) Delicate balls of toasted barley flour boiled with African herbs, served with hot chilli, yoghurt and a splash of cream

I started wrapping up the food into the wraps and eating it like a burrito but the waitress advised me to just rip some off, scrunch it up and dip it into the sauce. To be honest, I didn’t really like the bread/pancake/wrap like things. They tasted a little on the sour side which made me cringe my face.

I wasn’t a big fan of the tasting plate and gnocchi either. It’s hard to explain but everything was on the sour side, it just didn’t seem to agree with my tastebuds.

The service was fantastic, a little slow but the waitress did a very good job serving a handful of tables on her own.

I might come back to try the fish and other dishes but maybe in a couple of months.

Service: 9/10

Food: 6/10

Ambience: 9/10