Raffles reviews: Jambo Jambo, Crows Nest

jambo jambo tasting plate, crows nest

“I would really, really like to go on safari in Africa but my mama says I’m can’t until my sister and I are bigger. She says we’re still “snack-size” and too tempting for all the lions and leopards who’d want to gobble us up.

So instead of us getting gobbled she took us to an Ethiopian restaurant so we could do the gobbling and have a little taste of Africa. The restaurant is called Jambo Jambo which means “hello, hello” in Swahili. I know that because I learned it on Go Diego, Go.

We arrived right on opening which was good because I could look at the pictures on the walls without bothering anyone. There was African drum music playing that made me want to jump up and down and the walls were bright green and red and yellow which I think looks cool.

jambo jambo, crows nest

Mama says they are the colours of the Ethiopian flag which also has a blue star. There was a picture on the wall of Ethiopia’s old flag. It had a lion wearing a crown on it, which I think looked more cooler.

Jambo Jambo belongs to a nice man called Joseph who cooked our food and brought it to us. He even brought extra things for my sister and I to try because I think he liked us.

joseph and Raffles at Jambo Jambo

The food is different to anything I’ve ever tasted but it’s really interesting. We had Gebeta, a tasting plate where you can actually eat the plate because it’s made from bread called injera, which was a bit like a fat pancake.

Digging in to the Jambo Jambo

The injera was kind of sour and I’m not sure if I loved it but daddy did because it was made of special kinds of flour (fermented sorghum and teff flour) from Africa that don’t hurt his tummy.

We used the bread to scoop up the meat and vegetables that came on it. My favourites were the Doro Alicha (chicken), Kettfo (beef mince) and the Kik Wat (split peas) which was a bit like daal. My little sister seemed to prefer the hand towels to the food but that’s only because she’s really, really weird.

Sugarpuff likes the hand towels

At the end of the meal Joseph gave my sister and I some ice-cream. I told you he was nice. You should go and meet him, I think you’ll like him.”

Reviewed by Raffles – aged 5 and 3/4.

Shop 16, Crows Nest Plaza, 103-111 Willoughby Road, Crows Nest, NSW 2065
PH: (02) 9439 3277

6 Comments on Raffles reviews: Jambo Jambo, Crows Nest

  1. Robyn
    March 4, 2014 at 7:40 am (10 years ago)

    Awesome!!! You have a great little star in the making there! So cute xx

      March 12, 2014 at 9:20 pm (10 years ago)

      Thanks Robyn he’s pretty spesh – though I am biased 🙂

      March 12, 2014 at 9:19 pm (10 years ago)

      Thank you from Raffles 🙂

  2. Have a laugh on me
    March 12, 2014 at 9:03 pm (10 years ago)

    Another doozey here Aleney – I really have to get a post up with one of my children speaking – although only one is really actually coherent because the boys will just talk about poo and poo bums! Just have to say Amanda just told me you were coming to PB, BOOM! UBER excited 🙂

      March 12, 2014 at 9:18 pm (10 years ago)

      Trust me when Raffles isn’t talking about filling his belly his conversation pretty much revolves around poo, bums and farts! Oh and ninjas… Farting ninjas of course 🙂 Can’t wait to catch up with y’all! 🙂


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Hey, I’m Aleney! A mum, award-winning travel writer, magazine editor and gallivanting glutton. He’s Raff, the “boy” in boyeatsworld, and a fearless foodie, adventurer and eco-warrior. Along with his all-singing, all-dancing, all-adventurous sister, Sugarpuff, we’re exploring the world’s colour, culture and cuisine on a food safari for the junior set.

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