New restaurant at Galeries Aylmer: Sadelko offers flavours of Cameroun
Reuel S. Amdur
A new eatery is gaining fans and winning hearts. Behind the offices of the Aylmer Bulletin and allied papers, there is a tiny African restaurant, Sadelko.
Owner Suzanne Kouahou told the Bulletin about her love for food and why she opened her own restaurant three months ago. “I come from Cameroun,” Sadelko told the Bulletin. There, she and her mother were caterers, serving at weddings and other events. In Canada before opening Sadelko she worked at fast-food restaurants such as Subway.
At Sadelko, the food bins are open to the room, as in a buffet, but the food is served. There are seats for eight.
The menu is short. There are fritters (beignets) and fried plantain. For those not familiar with plantains, they are of the banana family but are not eaten raw. Chicken is available in a couple of styles, one being drumsticks in African spices, giving them an earthy flavor. Oxtail and lamb are other options. A dish based on spinach was the vegetable. A purée of taro was served in a yellow sauce. Like potatoes, taros are a starchy vegetable, also known as Eddoe. Rice made to perfection provides the wholesome base.
A stop-off at Sadelko will reward with some familiar dishes, perhaps with an African twist, and some new experiences.
Photo caption: Suzanne Kouahou opened Sadelko in the Aylmer Galeries this summer, to the delight of anyone who tries it.
Photo credit: Reuel S. Amdur