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great african food

keith koenigsberg | | Sep 1, 1999 09:58 AM

On Saturday a friend and I ate at Obaa Koryoe, an
African restaurant which has been mentioned on this
bulletin board once before (see link). The place was
empty, and I wonder if they are doing enough business.
The food was superbe, exotic, and cheap, so I urge
everyone to patronize this place.

The menu is huge and I regret that I didn't have a big
appetite that night. I sampled "Omotou with Peanut
Soup," made with fish. It was so good I keep thinking
about going right back for more. The Omotuo is mashed
rice reformed into a kind of dumpling, the peanut soup
was thick and just spicy enough. The fish was a dense,
oily, fishy fish, like bluefish. Oh man, it was so

My companion had "FuFu with peanut soup, Esquishie, and
Black-Eyed peas." (We should have coordinated better,
but we both wanted dishes with peanut soup.) The FuFu
or the Esquishie (I don't know which) was a pounded
yam, boiled and reformed into a dense dumpling, and the
other was a mix of a green vegetable (spinach?) with
spices and pepper which was reminiscent of some
kimchees I've had. It was remarkable.

The restaurant is at 3143 Broadway, near 125th street.
No need to fear the neighborhood as far as I'm
concerned. I'm looking at the menu now and I just
noticed "sundays all you can eat buffet." I've got a
new favorite restaurant.


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