Three of us just got back from a wonderful dinner at a relatively new (open a few months) Nigerian cafe. It's small, maybe 8 tables, clean, with modest but pleasant decor. We simply asked the owner/chef to "bring us some food".
We got three well-loaded plates. Jollof rice, which looks like 'Spanish rice' but isn't, with chicken and fried plantain. Ground melon seeds and mustard greens, beef , and fufu. Fufu looks like mashed potatoes, but has an elastic, doughy consistency and is made with white yams, if I got it right. Catfish, a different mustard green dish, and yam porridge. Don't miss the yam porridge, served Thursday nights.
The food was all very good, well prepared, tasty, interesting, and the flavors were _different_ and appealing. If you like ethnic food, you know that over time it gets harder and harder to find different flavors. Cost about $10/plate for all we could eat and then some.
Recommended. Try this deserving startup! On the east side of Lyndale 1 1/2 blocks north of Lyndale & Lake intersection.