People eat three times a day to prevent mouthy mouths from brashly blurting out their distaste for the rest of the digestive system. Avoid inner-system quarreling by subduing chatty cheeks with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of African eats at Mawa's Taste of Africa in Morrisville.
Mawa's treats global palates to traditional African seating, cozy confines, and a gargantuan menu that offers a taste-bud tour of Africa, with diners embarking on a flavorful journey from Egypt to South Africa. Those not otherwise engaged in high-noon duels can dig into hearty lunch items such as the citrus-tinged Senegalese yassa ganar chicken platter ($8) or the vegan atkil wat, an Ethiopian veggie stew teeming with curried garden dwellers ($8.50).
Sate dinner cravings with the tajine, a Moroccan medley of succulent lamb, olives, dates, prunes, and vegetables laid over couscous and doused in a savory honey sauce ($17). Wandering flavor cravers can mark their tongue's passport with a Mozambique stamp with the piri piri, a trio of mussels, scallops, and shrimp adorned with traditional seasoning ($19). The boabab smoothie is packed with orange-blossom essences and quenches thirst built up from spicy specialties ($4), and the crêpe glacee delivers hot-chocolate-drenched, ice-cream-laden dessert pancakes to sugar starve sweet teeth ($5.50).
Mawas Taste of Africa
The chefs at Yagg Sii Tenn Catering hail from Senegal—a West African country where vendors peddle tropical fruits in bustling marketplaces and fishermen pluck fresh fish from the bountiful sea. When they arrived on North Carolina soil, the chefs brought with them a wealth of traditional African recipes as well as a deep appreciation for good food and family. Today, they distribute housemade dishes from Senegal and other African countries throughout North Carolina.
Deep in the Yagg Sii Tenn kitchen, the chefs fold fresh ingredients and authentic spices into complex dishes—from spicy grilled chicken yassa to flavorful jollof rice. They also bottle their recipes in the form of housemade traditional sauces, such as the fresh roasted-habanero Kani spread and the garlic-and-lemon vinaigrette. The culinary crew has served these freshly made African specialties at weddings, large parties, and odd incidences when everyone in town is inexplicably drawn to the same abandoned factory in the middle of the night.
152 Morrisville Square Way
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