Mama Sinmi is the head chef at this West African-inspired restaurant. With a passion of sharing the stories and culture of West Africa, Mama Sinmi used her catering experience to open an eatery that would offer Oklahoma City the tastes true to her home country of Nigeria. Not only can patrons get these authentic meals in the restaurant, but Mama Sinmi also caters weddings, parties and potlucks.
The healthy, organic, natural tastes that come out of her kitchen embody the kinds of food found in Nigeria. Using fresh ingredients and bold flavor combinations, the cuisine found here is pleasingly unique. For a snack, try the Meat Pie, a flaky, buttery shell filled with spiced ground beef, peas, carrots and potatoes. For an entrée, there’s no going wrong with the Jollof Rice, rice cooked in Mama Sinmi’s famous red sauce, or a Pepper Soup Entrée, which comes with a choice of goat meat or tilapia and is served with white rice, plantains and FuFu: a dough made from either boiled, roasted or dried and ground cassava, yam or oatmeal. The Efo Riro, with fresh cut spinach in a broth of pepper, tomato, onion, palm oil and fragrant spices, comes with choice of beef, chicken, goat or tilapia, and is always a tasty treat. 2312 N. Macarthur Blvd., Oklahoma City. www.mamasinmi.com