• Illustrasjon: Siri Marki

  • For you who have the Lysløypa-book:

    2 free fresh juices when having dinner

    Text and photo: Christina Skreiberg

    This is your chance to learn a word / phrase from the West African language Wolof: «Njokobok»! It means "you are welcome, let's share" in the native language of chef and restaurant owner Youssou Diop from Senegal. The word says everything about what Youssou wants to achieve with his lovely restaurant at Tøyen.

    I have enjoyed several shared meals in Senegal, mostly fresh fish and rice, and felt the meaning of "njokobok." It warms the heart, for a long time!

    Youssou describes the restaurant as a social project. On Mondays, they organize neighborhood dinners where people can come and eat, pay what they can afford and hopefully get to know someone new. That's love right there!

    At Njokobok, you get generous portions: grilled meat or fish, rice dishes, a dessert, and Youssou’s homemade juices. There's a great atmosphere, many green plants, you might have to wait a little for your food, but as long as you're prepared for it, it's all alright, yeah? Sometimes the magic in life happens while we wait!

    Address: Åkebergveien 42B

    District: Gamle Oslo

    @njokobok