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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Bennachin Restaurant

I forgot to include Bennachin in my Mardi Gras blogs. On Mardi Gras night, when we were making our way back uptown, Miss DC decided she wanted to eat at Bennachin, so we went with them.

This is an African restaurant in the quarter, that used to be in Mid-City a long long time ago. The cuisine is of Gambia and Cameroon, which, I don't know much about, but it is very tasty.

So we ordered the blackeyed pea fritters, which come with a sweet tasty stewed eggplant tomato sauce. We also got the jama jama, which is spinach cooked down a lot. It is very simple, but it just is really good.

For entree, we got the shrimp with a ginger sauce. It was very good, but compared to the beef and spinach stew, it was not as exciting. The beef dish - I wish I could tell you exactly what was in it - was amazing. It was earthy, flavorful, unique flavor combinations, yet comfort food at the same time, it was a wonderful end to a great trip.

here's links to reviews

http://www.gayot.com/restaurantpages/info.php?tag=NORES030402&code=NO

http://www.bestofneworleans.com/dispatch/2004-08-17/shoptalk.html

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