Cameroonian food in Bangkok: Amirra restaurant

Yesterday I had a remarkable eating experience — one of the most interesting culinary outings in all of my time here in Thailand, in fact. And it took place not at a Thai food stall or eatery, but at…a Cameroonian restaurant.


I discovered the place thanks to my Cameroonian friend S, who’s on my soccer team here in Bangkok. I’d been telling him for months that I wanted to sample some of his native cuisine.

As it happened, my pal Austin is writing a story about unique international food in Bangkok. So S agreed to take us to a restaurant on Sukhumvit soi 3, in the Nana district.

The restaurant is called Amirra, and to find it you have to duck down a side alley and then go up four flights of stairs to what is essentially a two bedroom apartment over a 7-Eleven. At one end of the space is the kitchen and a small living room, and on the other side is a small dining room with five or six tables.

Austin has a post with some images and a good write-up of the meal. Be sure to check it out.

Thanks, S!

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  1. Looks yummy. And reminds me of a weird moment of inter-African conflict I overheard during college: I was sitting on the steps of a building on campus when two guys came out a door and right past me. One of them said, “These Cameroonians be buggin’!”

    And so that’s how I’ve always thought of Cameroonians: buggin’.

    Whether that’s a good thing or not, I have no idea. But I could certainly go for some haricots and gumbo right now.

    1. Ha ha, funny recollection, Matt. 🙂

      You’d have loved this meal. I’ll take you there next time you’re in town! There’s also a Liberian restaurant across the street. Will have to visit that one, as well, and report back…