Being Friday night, this place is packed. I'm reduced to sitting at the bar with other riff-raff. :)
The menu is done on a typewriter. It contains such delights as COWS HEAD SHAKA, PERI PERI GIBLETS, and MONKEY NUTS.
Mmm… authentic. :)
I wonder if "Fish of the Night" is anything like a "lady of the night." ;D
The fish is King George Whiting. It has a very pleasant, buttery taste, despite being simple, fried fish. However, there are so many microscopic bones that the dish becomes painfully laborious to eat. There comes a point where there's a lot of meat left, but it has rows of detached bones in it. Despite my careful autopsy, I have to give up.
The preserved vegetables are very potent. It's like eating a jar of pickled onions. Edible, but not pleasant.
The dish of vegetables is carrots, twice-cooked in yoghurt. It has a very unusual and potent taste. It's a combination of "fermented" and "burnt". It's not as bad as it sounds. It is actually edible. But only just.
The red stuff is a kind of polenta, in a tomato sauce.
Lemon cream, caramelised white chocolate, corn crumbs.
The hazelnut ice cream has a strong hazelnut taste, but the larger puff of lemon cream is just sour, as would be expected. When combined carefully, they can balance, but that usually doesn't happen, and I get bursts of sourness.
The crispy bits add saltiness and texture, but the canned corn kernels in the bottom of the dish are not tasteable. That's probably a good thing. :)