The Calabash Bar & Restaurant

57 union street

Glasgow
G1 3RB
01412212711.
www.thecalabashrestaurant.com.

The food is a match for the unique ambience, with relaxed and friendly staff offering advice for the uninitiated. A handful of starters include peri-peri chicken wings and livers, sweet potato soup and mshikaki – a Kenyan skewer of beef with peppers that’s not the most tender of cuts but is given a tasty tinge of mellow spices.

Mains feature hearty spicy stews such as mchuzi – popular throughout sub-Saharan Africa, served with ugali (a doughy cornmeal mash) or rice. The Ugandan katogo is a thick stew with potatoey green bananas and lean beef in a spicy tomato sauce with a satisfyingly hefty afterburn. The menu plays to Kenyans’ taste for grilled meat, particularly the beef version, nyoma choma. Sold in half portions or a full version with added sides, it comes as a plateful of spiced meat, some on the bone, all deliciously grilled. Sides include sweet potato chips, mukimo (potato and veg mash) and chapatis. To drink there’s a selection of African beers including Tusker, Star, Castel and Hansa.

Comments for The Calabash Bar & Restaurant

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Oct 15, 2015
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Bars and Restaurants NEW
by: Anonymous

The restaurants and bars in Africa are made awesome and i think people should once visit those places. I have some friends at buy research papers who are actually from Africa and also work at the same company's African branch, they use to tell me about those places and invite me there.

Sep 11, 2015
Rating
starstarstarstar
The Ugandan katogo NEW
by: Dave

The Ugandan katogo is a thick stew with potatoey green bananas and lean beef in a spicy tomato sauce with a satisfyingly hefty afterburn.

buy facebook likes

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Restaurant Listing.



Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name (optional)
Then

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Africanfoods Weekly..