This was the first time that I tried African food and this place definitely did not disappoint. I guess you can say African food is similar to Middle Eastern and South Asian food in that the emphasis is placed on spices and seasonings of the actual foods, unlike American or Chinese food where the emphasis is placed more on the sauces that go on top. The sweet plantains were to die for, the lamb chops were seasoned extremely well but the meat itself was tough and not very good (but that’s not the restaurants fault), but the best thing I got was definitely the fried rice. Best fried rice I’ve ever had in my life. The jasmine rice was marinated with various different spices and cooked for 4-6 hours, according to the chef. Excellent flavoring and even has a small kick of spiciness at the end. 2 thumbs up for Kilimandjaro!
Address: 4317 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Price: Relatively cheap. $10-15 for lunch and dinner.
Hours: Monday – Sunday: 11:30am – 2:30pm, 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Brown Fried Rice – The best I’ve ever had
Dibi Lamb Chops – Great seasoning, bad meat
The plantains deserve one more picture
I had a sudden urge to eat kabob today and thus my journey began to find a restaurant that would satisfy my cravings. I stumbled upon this hole in the wall restaurant on Yelp and decided to give it a shot.
The shop looks like crap from the outside but it is extremely clean and presentable on the inside. As soon as you step into the restaurant, you are enveloped in an aroma of spices and herbs, but it’s not overwhelming to the point where you can’t breathe.
The chicken kabob was insanely juicy and flavorful. All for $8.50, you get a salad, bread, chicken, and brown rice. The Afghani bread was amazing, and this is coming from someone who hates bread. My only disappointment was that they only gave you 4 relatively small pieces of chicken, but otherwise the portion sizes are very large.
Address: 1526 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA
Price: Pretty cheap. $8-10 for lunch, $12-15 for dinner.
Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am – 9:30pm, Sat 1pm – 10pm
Accepts Credit Cards
Baklava – This one was okay. Didn’t really have the “WOW” factor though.