Spicy cow tongue

Tender, buttery, spicy cow tongue is one of the dishes delighting diners at a high-end West African restaurant in central London.

The thinly sliced meat is seasoned with suya, a traditional Hausa spice, grilled over firewood and served with a creamy bone marrow emulsion on a ceramic plate inspired by Nigeria’s late renowned potter Ladi Kwali.

It is the signature dish of the newly minted Michelin-starred restaurant Akoko.

A Michelin star is awarded to restaurants around the world “offering outstanding cooking” – and Akoko is one of the three with a West African heritage head chef to receive the highly sought after and prestigious honour in the last year alone.

“This is just the icing on the cake,” Akoko’s executive chef Ayo Adeyemi told the BBC.

Around the corner from Akoko in London’s Fitzrovia neighbourhood another West African chef is also basking in pride.

Read more – https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-68300006

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