Nigerian Cuisine

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Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and LA Weekly columnist Jonathan Gold samples egusi (chicken stew,) okra stew, equsi (spinach with chiles stew) and fufu (mashed cassava) at Nigerian eatery, Saaris. Gold also recommends the black-eyed peas.

307 E Hillcrest Blvd
Inglewood, CA 90301

Last week Jet Tila was on the show and mentioned a Thai place called Spicy BBQ Restaurant with 15 seats that specializes in Northern Thai food. One of our listeners, Paul Drooks, knows the place well. He says he always goes next door to Arax, an Armenian fast food restaurant next door.  He says it has the best Shawarma Pita in town. Plus, the owner comes in each morning with his wife to hand trim the meat.

Falafel Arax
5101 Santa Monica Blvd (at Normandie Ave)
Los Angeles, CA 90029

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