I'd like to know what traditional foods/dishes exist, if any, and how I should go about locating places that sell them :) I am not really looking for modern cuisine, I'm looking for local food that someone's mother might make.
The number one in Senegal is the so called Yassa Poulet. It is made of chicken and rice with a delicious sauce. There are a lot of interesting dishes more, but Yassa Poulet is specially easy to find in any place and delicious.
As a senegalese, I recommend you:
- Thiebu jen
This the most popular dish in Senegal. It looks like Spanish paella, but thiebu is more tasty. Home made is better than what they serve in the restaurant.
Made off onions marinating with mustard, lemons. Usually server with Chicken. Fish yassa also is yummy.
West africa style curry.
There are different kinds:
- Maffe with peanut butter
- Maffe with okrah
- Sour maffe