I had not been out to grab a bite to eat for over two months because ‘Rona’ was roaming these Lusaka streets and restaurants were closed. After our Prezzo gave the green light for restaurants to be reopened, I was more than happy to indulge in some hearty, flavorful food. I met up with two friends recently and we settled on dining at D’Lila restaurant, located in Ibex Hill near the American Embassy. This spot has a versatile space for in-and-outdoor dining, it’s the kinda place you would bring your favourite family members to just refuel your hearts and bellies.
One thing I liked about D’Lila is that it has an Asian trifecta of Indian, Chinese and Thai menu options so, we decided to order a little bit to bite from each option. I stuck to my roots and ordered butter chicken with butter roti and haaka chicken noodles, while my other foodies ordered prawn curry with steamed rice and the tsing hoi chicken with veggie-fried rice and garlic naan.
Sticking to the practice of most Indian restaurant’s, I could still count the number of chicken cubes in the thick butter chicken sauce 😁 , but I could argue that it was one of the best I’ve eaten in Lusaka, everything about it was just yum yum! The naan and roti were spot on but much smaller-sized than I anticipated and the chicken hakka noodles were quite filling but the jury is still out on whether those were noodles or just stir fried spaghetti. Regardless, we left no trace because they were 👌🏽. The tsing hoi chicken was another highlight of the meal, I loved the chewiness of the cashew and chicken coupled with the veggie fried rice. The prawn curry was a tad bit salty for the others but I actually enjoyed how it balanced the other two chicken meals.
Overall, our afternoon was well spent and complimented by some above-average cocktails and chill environment overlooking a beautiful Saturday sunset.
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