Tatse will offer American cuisine with an African touch


LANSING, Michigan – Foodies in Lansing will have the chance to experience something new starting this weekend when a new ghost kitchen opens here inside the Allen Neighborhood Center.

Tatse will offer African cuisine with an American touch.

Its owner, Taiwo Adeleye, is from Nigeria and says he learned to love food from two of his grandmothers.

“I spent most of my time visiting them both, living with them both, which is the basis of where I learned my cooking and where I go to cook and interact with the community,” said said Adeleye.

Tatse’s menu is inspired by Taiwo’s experiences here in the United States. He says he must have found foods similar to what he was used to at home, and in doing so, offered what he calls an “infusion.” concept.

Tatse African American Eats

“We take American food, we take African food, we bring it together, we infuse it and we present it to you. In doing so, we do it with local sources. We do it with clean, fresh organic food bowls, ”Adeleye said.

Taiwo says his ghost kitchen will operate from the Allen Neighborhood Center on Saturdays and Sundays for the dinner crowd, hoping to expand to more days and hours.

He says he expects his jollof rice to please the crowd.

It is a dish cooked all over the African continent with rice, a tomato base and a protein like beef or goat.

“We have two main jollof rices in Africa. One is Nigeria, the other is Ghana. So I said the other because it’s the second to the best. So the best is in Nigeria. So we cook the best jollof rice in Africa, ”said Adeleye.

Tatse American African Eats opens Saturday at 4 p.m.

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