Some Great Sambusa…

9 Mar

Lori Writer wrote about sambusa in Minnesota Lunch.

Sambusa – triangular pastries stuffed with ground meat or vegetables, spiced with onions, fragrant cilantro, and chiles, and then deep-fried – are celebration food for Somalis. “Served,” says Jamal Hashi, chef and co-owner of Safari Express Restaurant in Minneapolis’s Midtown Global Market, “at weddings, large gatherings, family reunions, special occasions.” Hashi grins broadly, “Like food candy.”

I was fortunate enough to have a terrific plate of them a couple nights ago at Lucy’s, a new Ethiopian restaurant on Franklin Ave. in Minneapolis. Read my review of Lucy’s here; check out the sambusa below.



Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

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