Last week I went to the La MaMa restaurant again in Muranów district. I am always excited when I go there: African, or more specifically Nigerian cuisine, is something that you don’t find in Warsaw so often. I like it so much that a visit to La Mama is kind of an “exploration” as I am always unsure what will finally land on my plate.
I really enjoy their rice/meat dishes with goat meat, served with fried plantain or palm tree wine, that is actually a kind of a tasty juice. I still did not have the courage to try “Isi Egwu”, their baked goat’s head. It is really funny that their all-African menu also includes traditional Polish cheesecake (though, with an exotic dressing).
I like La MaMa because it is really African. Somehow it turned into the meeting spot for the Warsaw African community (and their Polish spouses). You won’t have the feeling that the restaurant is supposed to fit the needs of the Poles. Africans themselves seem to enjoy the delicacies prepared in La MaMa. It speaks for itself.
Besides visiting La MaMa you can try the nearby African grocery store – “Afryka Shop”, ul. Gen. Andersa 27.