Exploring Authentic African Flavours

by BTM

Tue, 05 September 2023

Kula restaurant bahrain Exploring Authentic African Flavours

The vibrant restaurant Kula has been the talk of the town since it opened its doors this year. Kula’s claim to fame is its ability to take diners on a culinary journey through Africa. Edwin D’Souza discovers its exciting new Brunch menu.

Kula, located at Riffa’s RUW Corner, has mesmerised foodies in the Kingdom with its extensive menu featuring mouthwatering signature dishes from Morocco, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Zanzibar and more. We were greeted with a joyous “Welcome to Africa!” as we walked through the doors of this beautifully decorated restaurant – the start of our journey relishing African flavours.

As part of our starters, we were served a Roosterkoek (chapatti) board that consisted of fluffy and warm chapatti – the perfect vessel for some delicious butter, apricot jam, aged cheddar cheese and honey. This was followed by Moroccan Matbucha which was a tantalising blend of tomatoes, capsicum tartare, garlic and spices. It was served with toasted home-baked baguette with a spread of confit garlic and balsamic vinegar that perfectly complemented the tangy and spicy elements of the dish. Each bite was a delight, and after feasting on our starters, we couldn’t wait to tuck into the mains.

Kula restaurant bahrain Exploring Authentic African FlavoursFor the main course, we started off with the Moroccan Eggs which were an absolute delight packed with a fusion of flavours. The dish consists of eggs scrambled with a fine blend of spicy tomatoes and eggplant – a treat for the eyes and tastebuds. Delicate dollops of labneh served as a creamy accompaniment to this dish which we savoured with more freshly grilled Roosterkoek. 

What came next was a true masterpiece – Kula’s Steak and Chips. This consisted of a Black Angus minute steak which was cooked to perfection, tender, and full of flavour. ‘Chakalaka’ beans made for a very welcome side in addition to the freshly-fried, crispy hand-cut fries. The combination of the succulent steak, the satisfying crunch of the chips and the fried eggs made for a truly memorable dining experience.

Amidst the blissful brunch we were served refreshing beverages. The Slush of Sunshine made with passionfruit and mango with a hint of cinnamon was refreshing and exceptionally tangy. The Pomelo Mocktail, which was theatrically served with a smoke bubble, was a delightfully zingy mix of cranberry juice, grapefruit juice and strawberry purée. Last but certainly not least was the Nanasi a tropical pineapple and blue lagoon mocktail. Each sip was pure respite from a hot summer’s day! 

Ending our brunch on a high note, we were presented with the KULA brunch feast, which was a platter of classic South African meaty dishes including Black Angus minute steak, Black Angus short ribs and lamb chops complemented by two crowd favourites: Pap (cornmeal porridge) and boerewors (traditional beef sausage). Sautéed mushrooms, fried eggs and a tomato and onion sauce made this platter a festival of flavour. This dish was a true representation of African comfort food at its finest and a must-have for meat-lovers!

Whether you are a fan of spicy and tangy flavours, earthy and comforting dishes, or would just love to experience African culture, you’ll find that Kula is the place to be for a memorable glimpse into the diverse flavours of Africa. I know I’ll be back! 

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