Talking Drum is Albuquerque’s first authentic African restaurant, serving mouth-watering traditional West African (FUFU) and Caribbean (JERK-CHICKEN) cuisines. At Talking Drums, you will also find the popular Ethiopian dish, INJERA, served on Fridays. Come and take an adventure on the wild side, with your palate exploring some of the dishes Africa has to offer. It is truly "a taste that's worth acquiring". Catering service is available for special occasions and a meeting room is open for your next gathering.
The Talking Drums owners continue to bring the authentic African food to Metro Albuquerque. Large portions and reasonable prices make this restaurant a favorite among locals, professionals and students. A variety of stews—including chicken, beef, goat and seafood—are served with rice. Make sure you try the Fufu, a traditional dish of pounded plantain and cassava root. The spicy food pairs nicely with an African beer and there are several to choose from. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a truly exotic meal.
In Western Africa, Fufu is usually made from yams, sometimes combined with plantains. In Central Africa, Fufu is often made from cassava tubers, like Baton de Manioc. Other fufu-like foods, Liberia’s dumboy for example, are made from cassava flour. Fufu can also be made from semolina, rice, or even instant potato flakes or Bisquick (US). All over Africa, making fufu involves boiling, pounding, and vigorous stirring until the fufu is thick and smooth.
Next door to Talking Drums is a local African market with an array of fresh produce, meats and spices. Zenith Fashions has all your traditional food needs to meet every customer’s satisfaction. We also carry an assortment of cosmetic products that you are familiar with from back home. Also take a minute to look through our beverage section for all your Milo, Cerelac, Malta drink…etc. If you don’t find what you need please call me and I would be glad to answer any questions.
Jerk is a style of cooking native to Jamaica in which meat is dry-rubbed or wet marinated with a very hot spice mixture called . Jerk seasoning is traditionally applied to pork and chicken. Modern recipes also apply jerk spice mixes to fish, shrimp, shellfish, beef, sausage, lamb, and tofu. Jerk seasoning principally relies upon two items: allspice (called “pimento” in Jamaica) and Scotch bonnet peppers. Other ingredients include cloves, cinnamon, scallions, nutmeg, thyme, garlic, and salt.
Ethiopian flat bread, injera, served with your choice of 3 toppings. Toppings: chicken, beef, beans, collard greens, lentils, eggs, feta cheese and future add-ons.