Finger Licking, CR0 2RB
- 14 Station Road, CR0 2RB
- 8:30am-9:30pm Mon-Sat (kitchen closes at 8:30pm), closed Sun
They also do takeaway, and usually have a few pre-packed takeaway boxes in the fridge in the front window containing things like jollof rice with chicken and fried plantain, or waakye (rice and beans) with fish and a boiled egg.
At lunchtime and during the afternoon they do a buffet, which is also available for takeaway.
Kake has visited several times now for both eat-in and takeaway, most recently in January 2016. On my first few visits, the staff were reluctant to let me order some of the dishes since they weren't sure a non-African person would like them, but after they'd seen me a few times they were quite happy to let me try anything I liked.
In November 2012, I tried the waakye with fish stew photo. The waakye was a well-balanced mix of rice and beans, and the fish wasn't overcooked. The accompaniments to this were toasted cassava flour for sprinkling on top, a small dish of cold noodles, a deeply savoury chilli sauce, and a small fresh salad.
On another visit in May 2013, I had the kenkey with mixed meat (£7) photo. The kenkey consisted of a wonderfully sour fermented steamed dough, and the mixed meat stew was nicely spicy.
In May 2014, a takeaway box of jollof rice with fried plantain and mixed meat (£3.50) was a generous portion and very attractively arranged in its box. The mixed meat included cow skin, honeycomb tripe, and beef, all of which were cooked just right.
Accessibility: A step to get in, and another step to get to the seating area. The toilets are next door, in the Phoenix pub.