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Foodie Review: Binta's Cookery

With all that's going on around the world, one thing we all can break bread over (no pun intended) is food.

Food. An essential need for all humans but still a basic need not met in many parts of the world; both high and low income countries.

With the birth of Instagram and other social media platforms, many social media users take to these platforms to show off their delicious meals they have with friends, loved ones and side pieces that make us; the self-acclaimed foodies salivate with joy.

For those unfamiliar with with the term "foodie", allow me to briefly educate you (don't mind me, it's the teacher in me that wants to explain everything 😉, but please do not confuse my teaching for mansplaining - which is what my friends wrongly accuse me of doing. For an explanation on mansplaining, check here.) urban dictionary defines it as:

Do you consider yourself a foodie? I do 🙋🏾‍♀️ and there's no shame in that 😊.

So I created this section of the blog Mina Eats: Food where I'll either review an eatery/restaurant and/or share my experience on a certain dish.

I actually did this video almost two years ago 😅 in October 2018. Though I've been back to Binta's a few times since there have been some upgrades and a few infrastructural changes; the food remains the same quality (which is good).

So Binta's is a cookery or kukri (in Krio, the lingua franca of Sierra Leone). A kukri differs slightly from a restaurant. At a restaurant you have a menu and your selected dish is prepared for you, at a kukri there is a set menu with a few select dishes prepared for the day from which you select from. Kukris are cheaper than restaurants and out number restaurants in Freetown.

In my Binta's Cookery experience, I went with fellow foodies and food blogger Latoya Gerber aka The Fat Bastard. Whenever you're in Freetown or for Freetownians, I would definitely recommend Binta's -- great food, clean and you get all the Freetown tea there ☕. Okurrr. 💁🏾‍♀️

Enjoy the video!

So what do you think? Will you eat at kukri? If you have what was your experience like? Have you ever eaten at Binta's? Share your experience in the comment section!


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