I am in Accra right now, Nov. 8, 2011. I'm a strict vegan and looked up where i could eat on HAPPYCOW.ORG and found, in fact, several places which surprised the hell outta me, gotta tell ya. However......Okay, I'll reserve my report of Assase Pa for their page, but need to say it was pretty cool, (at least at first) to note that 2 of the several vegetarian/vegetarian friendly places were right next to each other. I visited "Rising Phoenix" on a Tuesday night, and even with an almost full moon the place was hard to find and very dark. Now.....I'm no "prude", and I don't think marijuana should be illegal, but it was just plain funny to have people right next to me at the ordering bar smoking ganja! In full rasta regalia as well. One guy confused the hell outta me tho, because he was so obviously "rasta" yet had a GUN necklace around his neck and seriously chastised the staff for not having a micro-wave to heat up his food, although the gal he was speaking to did try to explain their reasons for not using microwaves despite his desperate plea that "we all used them in our youths to save time". So weird.
So more to the vegan point, the gal I ordered from should actually look up the word "vegan" cuz although on several occasions she said the whole menu was vegan, it includes such items as "veggie-burger with cheese", "eggs benedict', "yoghurt", etc..... I meant to take a picture of the "vegan" menu, but my camera died......
The person who might have been the owner came out only once to say hello, and my simple order of only stir-fried veggies with tofu took, like, forever!! And I asked specifically if the spices were "hot" or not, I was assured it would not be, and the gal taking the order who just handed the paper to the gal behind me made her write on the ticket "no hot spices", came seriously spicy anyway.
I'm gonna try to go again tomorrow or the next day just to be sure, but this is exactly what happened. Also, GET GOOD DIRECTIONS!! It seems sometimes people know exactly what you're talking about but don't have the right directions, and some people think they know......the food was good tho, but spicy.....
Only dined there.....
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we do not clain to be vegan, some things are vegan... but all are vegetarian.
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as to the clientele: we don't choose them. I like to think you can meet intetresting people if you want.
as to the speed of the service: we are aware of the problem and working on it as best we can. I don't know if you ever came back, but if you came today you would see a BIG menu, 12 packed pages, cheatmeat, crepes, ice creams, local, continental, Indian... and I like to cook fresh, not reheat... so it cannot be fast food, sorry!
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