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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

First Look: Teranga Grill Cooks Up Afro-Caribbean Cuisine in Union Station

Posted By on Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 11:00 AM

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The soul-food-style menu features dishes inspired by Thiam's home, West Africa's Ivory Coast, and includes twenty different entree options ($7 for a small plate and $10 for large). Thiam recommends the yassa guinar, or grilled chicken marinated with lemon, spices and onion in a Dijon mustard sauce; jerk chicken marinated and seasoned with mild Senegalese spices and herbs with housemade hot sauce on the side; and curry chicken with potatoes.

"Yassa Guinar" plate. - MABEL SUEN
  • Mabel Suen
  • "Yassa Guinar" plate.

Beef, tilapia, lamb and vegetarian options such as alloco (fried plantain) and attieke (seasoned couscous-like cassava mixed with tomato, onion and hot pepper) are also available. The latter two can be ordered as sides to accompany rice with onions on plates -- and it sure beats the hell out of the monotonous quick-service chain restaurants offered in the food court upstairs.

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