I am in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan for few days. There is a small restaurant that my friend and I like to go to every time I visit for Caribbean food. Konga Café is situated in a non-descriptive plaza in the fringe area of town, but the moment you enter, you know you are in a friendly family-run eatery that only the enlightened locals and visitors would come.
You cannot miss the open kitchen near the entrance. This is to allow you to say “hello” to chef owner Eddie or for him to spot you and greet you. The décor is vibrant and and relaxed. Colourful paintings by children are pinned up as part of the decoration. The restaurant does not have a big menu, but their signature dishes are well-known.
This evening I ordered mahi mahi with Caribbean rice, and my friend ordered the spicy ribs, because it was all right to get messy with familiar company. The food was hearty and delicious. We could not resist the key lime pie as dessert, and it is freshly made every day.
Chef Eddie had a moment to spare and came to the table to greet us. He also handed us his own concoction of a shooter-drink for a toast. No wonder all of us kept coming back. If you happen to be in Saskatoon, look out for Konga Café. Their curry goat is another must try.
Konga Café, 204 Avenue H.N., Saskatoon, SK