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Yolele - Senegalese in Bed-Stuy

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Yolele - Senegalese in Bed-Stuy

JackS | Aug 14, 2004 10:06 AM

Went back to Yolele after having not been there for a while. As with my first visit, we liked the appetizers much more than the entrees. Fish ravioli with unbelievably spicy sauce was great (and I don't usually like fish); a lamb-on-a-skewer-with peanuts dish (forgot the name) was interesting; the peanuts gave it a nice texture; shrimp fritters were flavorful. They didn't have acora last night, black-eyed pea fritters that I remember liking the first time I was there.

The entrees weren't as good. The chicken yassa is much better at, say, Keur N'Dye. We also got vegetable mafe, a peanut sauce dish, that was OK (again, I've had better at Keur N'Dye.

We also had a ginger beer and a sorrel that were among the best I've had.

This place was really empty on a Friday night, which is too bad; I hope that they do OK. It'd be a shame to see this place go under.

Yolele is on Fulton between Classon and Franklin, right near the Franklin/Fulton stop on the C and S lines.

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