More exciting dishes on the menus of African restaurants in Melbourne
Has that got the juices flowing? We've barely started! Nigeria has given us the simple classic of jollof rice. At its most basic, this is a hearty dish of rice, onions, tomatoes and pepper, but some African restaurants in Melbourne will add meat or seafood. This is thought to be the origin of the famous jambalaya from New Orleans and it's often served with egusi soup, pounded yams and fried plantain. If you enjoy fish, you could try kapenta with sadza, a much-loved dish from Zimbabwe. These small fish are fried until crispy and served with maize porridge. Chambo with nsima is a similar fried fish dish from Malawi, often served with chips and ndiwo, a relish with cassava leaves, groundnut powder and tomato. Just across the border in Zambia, meanwhile, ifisashi is a dish of greens served with peanut sauce.