who visit The Gambia will be very well aware that even their smallest
home towns will boast at least fifty to a hundred eating houses
of which perhaps ten will be of excellent standard.
In the tourist area of The Gambia there are well over over 1,000
restaurants and bars offering a variety of food styles.
For instance you might try "Memories" (Malay/Thai):
(Lebanese): "Flamingo" (International): "Mama’s"
(Swiss/African): or "Antonico" (Surinam).
Of course, as in any developing country, some establishments should
be approached with trepidation. But a restaurant dedicated to
bubonic or salmonella tainted food is usually quite easy to identify.
Every evening of your visit to The Gambia can be a gastronomic
delight, a sybaritic feast of fascinating dishes of such novelty
and invention, served in pleasant and friendly surroundings, and
staying in the memory long after you have flown back home, (sun-tanned,
and perhaps a few kilos overweight!).
As entry to this plethora of gourmandise, the proprietor of "The
Clay Oven", Vimal, which is probably the best Indian
restaurant in Africa.
declares that any good meal has three elements: anticipation,
consumption, and remembrance.
Food writer: Harmattan