Lunch with Mukasechic on a rainy day
Mukasechic eatery is your standard Ghanaian restaurant. Decor is down to a bare minimum, its a chair and table movement. You’re there for the food. No hullabaloo about place settings, wall paintings etc etc. Come.EAT.GO.
Ash: In Mukasechic’s favor, we did arrive after lunch so our menu choices were down to apem, angwamo and jollof. For which we had to wait a nice 45minutes to get served. The waitress was pretty upfront about what was available and what wasn’t and expected time frames, so I was happy with the honesty. While better than most, the service was still pretty slow and nonchalant. I want my waiters and waitresses to make me feel like I should spend and buy everything. Ghana needs to improve customer service yo.
Dede: They had light off, I don't know if a generator is now a luxury or a necessity for Ghanaian restaurants and because we went on a rainy day it was humid and quite dark #fixitECG. The service was quite slow because we had to call the waitress about four times to get the bill unless she lowkey wanted to give us a free meal.
What we ordered:
Angwamo and jollof with chicken wings and fried egg
Ash: Honestly, we should have gone with the apem, as I’ve heard that it is an absolute winner here at Mukasechic. Well, I heard that about the garifotor and the pork too and on the two occasions I tried it prior to, I was far from impressed. So we tried the angwamo, which came out pink. I think we were both a little apprehensive about the pink colored rice, but Accra Craves so we dug right in.
Dede: We should have gone with the apem, but I had also heard raving reviews about the angwamo and I told Ash it's a must have. I speedop. The people next to our table had such raving reviews about the apem. Does it constitute as eavesdropping if you can hear *eyes looking up*?
Ash: For the angwamo, it’s sadly a no from me. And it’s quite interesting because I love regular angwamo (oil rice) and I love tolobeefy but together they just don’t work for my palette. I expected to taste the angwamo with a pleasant and satisfying meaty salty twist from the tolobeef, almost like jollof rice versus goat meat jollof rice, I know you feel me on that analogy. But unfortunately it wasn’t that, it was just pink rice with a slightly awkward taste and fatty bits scattered in there somewhere. No meaty ooh la la or salty flare, it honestly fell flat for me. Perhaps its an acquired taste.
Dede: Thumbs up for the color of the rice. There were actually tolobeef bits in it and maybe I munched all and left Ash the fatty bits, just maybe. The rice was however not flavorful enough to eat alone which I thought was going to be the case. The rice has some hard pieces in it. I didn’t hate it but I didn't love it either. I won't order it again but I'll definitely take a bite of a plate from an angwamo lover.
Jollof with chicken wings
Ash: All the times I ordered garifotor from Mukasechic, Dede would tell me I was ordering the wrong thing. That it was the jollof that was the banger. So we chose to wait 40minutes to get our jollof. The jollof at Mukasechic is par. It’s nice jollof. Definitely not party jollof that you will pack and take home with you but you will never be disappointed, which to me is just perfect for the Ghanaian lunch scene.
Dede: Honestly, I don't know what's with it with Ash and Garifotor. Everytime she orders it and everytime she's duly disappointed but she don't learn. The jollof was good, it tasted almost almost like party jollof. I will say it's one of the best restaurant jollofs I've eaten that's for sure. the rice was single grained and not rice mixed with stew which is sorta kinda a big deal.
Ash: The chicken wings were yummy. They were just seasoned nicely, not an overwhelming adobo blast. It was fried real crisp also, so while my braces were judging me my tastebuds were dancing sky high. I actually enjoyed the combination.
Dede: I enjoyed the chicken wings as they were not overly crispy. Ash did bite into a couple of old chicken but it seems she has selective memory and has now forgotten. The fried egg was also a good combo with that jollof.
Ash: That's so true, I almost forgot. There were definitely some pieces of chicken that were a day old at least in there. But they were mixed with some freshly fried ones. So I'll give them a pass. But please guys, fresh chicken next time. The overall experience at Mukasechic was pleasant. I was sad there was no avocado available because avocado makes the world go round but all in all my tummy and tastebuds left happy.
Dede: Mukasechic seems more of a take out restaurant than a sit in restaurant. We have to order the apem the next time to go.