On the northern tip of the Dakar peninsula, called
there are 5-6 restaurants. You can chose from French, Senegalese
and Vietnamese cooking. Also available, are oysters on the
shell, clams and grilled chitons served in small buildings by the
water's edge. Great place to hang out and watch the sun set over
One can also find interesting
seashells on the sand.
Near the restaurants, there are a number of small artisans shops
where you can find wood carvings, African cloth apparel, woven
baskets, masks, and other works of art.
FOOD - Some delicious dishes typical
to Senegalese cuisine
Thie Bou Dien
- The translation is "Rice
and Fish". This dish consists of fish prepared in a spicy
soup with eggplants, manioc tubers, and cabbage served on a bed of rice
cooked in the juices from the fish soup. The rice at the bottom of
the pot is cooked until crispy and is eaten at the end of the meal as a
treat. The fish of preference is "thiof", pictured here.
- This is the name for a type of sauce that is
served often with chicken but also with fish. The sauce is a
pepper, lemon and onion sauce. The combination of the sweetness
from the onions and the tart lemon juice make for a savory addition to
chicken or fish.
Mafe - This
is also another sauce made from peanuts. The peanuts are ground
into a powder and added to onions, tomato and garlic. The sauce is
stewed with meat, usually beef or mutton.