The hubs and I love trying out new restaurants and different types of cuisine. When I spotted a Groupon coupon for $25 for $40 worth of food and drinks at Little Baobab a local Senegalese place I jumped and quickly purchased the coupon!
I haven't had too much exposure to African cuisine.. a little Ethiopian which I really enjoyed. So I was uber excited to try this place.
|Hibiscus Juice and Hibiscus Margarita|
They offered a selection of very exotic sounding juices and margarita's such as tamarind and ginger but the hibiscus was the house drink. I was so glad we ordered it because it's nothing like I've ever had before! It was both fruity and floral, sweet and refreshingly delicious.
|Plantanos: Fried Plantains served with a tamarind yogurt sauce|
The fried plantains were really good they were fried so the outside took on a caramelized texture and the inside was soft and custard-y.
|Avocat Creole: half shelved avocado stuffed with spicy crab and rice|
They took half of a GIGANTIC avocado and added in this insanely delicious spicy crab and rice mixture. There was a lot of crab and it had a really nice kick to it. I also really enjoyed the fresh grapefruit slices!
|Maafe: Chicken in a curry peanut sauce w/ mushrooms, onions and potatoes|
This was definitely the star of the evening. I was really skeptical about ordering this dish but the hubs was insistent and I'm really glad we did. I was thrown off because the menu said it was a peanut sauce but in reality it was actually a savory and sweet curry peanut sauce.. it's like nothing I've ever tasted before!! I would never think to mix peanut butter and curry together but the spices were insanely delicious!
|Crevette Coco: sauteed shrimp in a creamy coconut sauce w/ rice and fried potatoes|
This was my dish and it was really yummy too the coconut sauce actually reminded me a bit of Thai curry however this was admittedly a bit heavier then a typical Thai curry. The fried potatoes were so yummy dipped in the cream sauce and the rice just soaked up all the sauce.. SO GOOD. I have this weird obsession with rice and sauces. It's weird. Don't ask me about it I can't explain it I just love rice with sauce.
P.S. I fell asleep in the car on the way from this dinner. HAHA it was that good.