Word on the street is that Dakar is now home to some great hot wings!
“Senegal meets America when Crispy Original Wings are bathed in a special Madd and cayenne pepper sauce.” Oh. My. I am all over this.
Prim’s Wings is serving up delivery or take-away. Give them a try and let us know what you think!
77 190 89 63 (English)
Find them on Facebook.
This week on Hellofood, order two pizzas and get the third free!
Dakar’s sushi scene is hoping’ these days! Esprit Sushi opened in February 2014 and quickly became a favorite among my sushi-loving friends. We tested them out recently and I have to say that I am now one of those who has only good things to say about this restaurant run by Mohammed and Yoss.
Download the menu here or view it below: Menu p1 Menu p2
These two childhood friends grew up in Dakar, then studied in France where they developed a taste and appreciation for really good sushi. They decided to come back to their hometown and open a sushi restaurant that prioritized quality ingredients at affordable prices. Their motto is “High quality at a low price,” and for me, they hit the mark perfectly. That and I love that they sign off their messages with “Sushily yours”.
Esprit Sushi delivers all over Dakar and rolls out (haha!) new specialties monthly. Their products meet European regulations for food safety. And coming soon… A drinks menu featuring wines, saké and Japanese beer.
As far as catering to the Anglophone expat community, Esprit Sushi is working on an English menu (which you’ll find on Dakar Eats ASAP!) and will be taking orders in English via WhatsApp or Viber.
The inevitable question: Which is better, Dakysushi or Esprit Sushi? Oh how I hate answering these. :) The truth is that we really enjoyed both very, very much. However Esprit Sushi has been open longer and is operating smoothly, I would say if you’re looking for delivery or something a bit out-of-the ordinary (foie gras sushi was one of my favorites!) go with Esprit Sushi. But if you’re looking to go out and have a nice sushi meal that’s maybe a bit more on the authentic side, go to Dakysushi. Either way, bon appétit !
If you’re new to the sushi world, Esprit Sushi recommends these best-sellers:
Special California rolls
Immeuble Goeland – Boulevard Djily Mbaye
Rue Henri Dunand
Tel: 33 821 7000 or 77 623 71 77
Open Monday-Friday from noon to 3pm / 7pm-11pm
Saturday noon to 3pm / 7pm-midnight
Find them on Facebook here.
Taaru Askan organic farm and eco-centre in Mbodiene (near Joal) are now growing vegetables that are difficult or expensive to buy in Senegal. They have begun harvesting bok choy (a delicious Chinese cabbage) and a fresh load will arrive in Dakar on Sunday and will be 1500cfa for a large head.
Call Nicole at 77 577 1491 if you are interested and would like to have some tasty vegetables for a healthy meal.
Two words: apricot chicken.
Route des Almadies
Tel: 33 820 94 69
PS. The new Tisserand showroom and boutique is located at Le Ryad. Take a look!
Le Monde du Chocolat (Amande & Miel) has a wide selection of Godiva and Valentino chocolates – and they deliver! I can assure you with firsthand knowledge that their dark chocolates, milk chocolates, white chocolates and even no-sugar chocolates are excellent.
Le Monde du Chocolat (Amande & Miel)
22 avenue Pasteur, near the German and British Embassies
Tel: 77 080 65 94
One of our most faithful Dakar Eats readers highly recommends Moroccan pastries and treats by Kenza. Actually, to quote her message: “If you are searching for good Moroccan pastries, I have THE address! She made these at home with fresh ingredients, and it’s sooo good! I ordered yesterday and she made it today. Prices depend on the variety.”
For more information or to place an order, call Kenza at 70 768 28 79 (French). And let us know what you order and what you think!