Like a makeshift parachute crafted at the International Museum of Flags, Caribbean cuisine borrows from a variety of different cultures. Float on the winds of flavor with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of African and Caribbean fare at Fu Fu Cuisine.
Fu Fu Cuisine's chef, Esther Mbaikambey, crafts a menu of authentic African and Caribbean dishes that fuse flavors from around the world. Culinary wizards can prepare many entrees, such as chicken or goat curry and ($8.99) whole deep-fried tilapia ($10.99), in mild, hot, or extra-spicy levels of heat to accommodate adventurous palates and stultified fire extinguishers. Jerk barbecue chicken thighs ($10.99) nestle against mashed potatoes, and tomato stew with fried meat ($8.99) drapes over a rib-sticking mound of steamed rice and plantains. Parched throats seek refuge in whiskey cookie shakes ($5.99) and piña coladas ($5.99), which are topped with coconut whipped cream as fluffy as a cloud's bedroom slippers.
Drawing on the flavors of her childhood in Nigeria and her teen years spent in Jamaica, Esther Cuisine's chef, Esther Agaba, crafts a menu of authentic African and Caribbean dishes. The sauces of curry goat and jerk barbeque chicken seep into rib-sticking mounds of steamed rice, plantains, and pounded yams, with each dish available mild, hot, or extra spicy. To help clients to cool off after digging into tropical fare, the restaurant serves fresh juices and specialty drinks such as whiskey cookie shakes and piña coladas topped with coconut whipped cream extracted from the center of a cloud.
3633 W Camelback Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85019