Eat Drink KL: Africano @ Kota Damansara

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Africano @ Kota Damansara

African food hasn't unleashed a culinary contagion in the Klang Valley so far, but if it ever does, we probably won't pinpoint the outbreak to Kota Damansara's Africano.

A Nigerian cook's in charge, assuring the authenticity of this 'egusi' (RM5) mix of West African cucumber seeds, tomatoes, leaves & seasoning that tastes like scrambled eggs & spinach soup with curry. Oily but pleasantly flavorful.

Amala (RM20), a thick, sticky & misshapen lump of yam tubers that might taste like (depending on which of us you ask) cement paste or melted shoe soles.

Pounded yam, also an acquired taste, with slimy cow skin & spiky cow tongue.

Jollof rice (RM10), a heap of tomato rice that's less mouthwatering than it could be, with fried fish (RM20!!!) that's less fresh than it should be.

Okra-tomato soup. We considered also ordering goat meat, catfish & semolina paste, but realized that maybe African specialties aren't for us.

8, Jalan PJU 5/20D, The Strand, Kota Damansara.