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Re: Queen's Calabash excellent service

Post by maggie zulu » 11th December 2013, 12:22

do you pipo work over the weekends

Re: Queen's Calabash excellent service

Post by Kuzepuka » 16th May 2012, 17:50

Girl!
yes I remember Cindy and Pepe. what a pair of mischievous characters! he he

Re: Queen's Calabash excellent service

Post by blasé  » 16th May 2012, 00:13

Maxwell,

Please allow me to remind you that you could have chosen to pick any subject line for this thread but you chose to launch the thread by praising the "excellent service" at QC. Now I detect trouble. Did all the excellent waiters get fired? Maybe their big smiles and excellent service was a cover to hide their propensity to steal pots of relish when they knock off at night. What happened?


Maxwell wrote :
> The waiters are still sloppy
> and I have a good mind to tell the manager, a nice coloured lady who is
> very friendly.

Re: Queen's Calabash excellent service

Post by Maxwell » 15th May 2012, 22:37

Yes Girl I have tried Twa Pandula and they are also good though pricey. Like you I am rather attached to QC but I am always on the lookout for new joints to service my palette when I am in another area. In town I used to go to Sebenza and then I discovered QC Thornpark. The other day I had munkoyo after a heavy lunch and it was superb. The waiters are still sloppy and I have a good mind to tell the manager, a nice coloured lady who is very friendly. I recently discovered they charge you 5pin if you want extra nsima above a bevra but I think it should be free, considering how cheap it is. I think these guys should start a nationwide franchise. Unless I am mistaken, no Zambian has ever started a local franchise since the time of the Brits.

Re: Queen's Calabash excellent service

Post by Girl » 15th May 2012, 21:23

Kuzepuka'

My darling my darling..... remember you have too many places to visit ka? Going back two years ago we said you'ld have to visit this and that place, and then that other place, and eat this and that, and then sample that, hehehe! I hope you will have enough time and a big enough belly, yeah?

Remember Pepe and Cindy on that Buzz cafe thread? Hehe! I think that was your first date :-). There have been many others since, brace :-)

Re: Queen's Calabash excellent service

Post by Kuzepuka » 15th May 2012, 17:34

yo Mr. Maxwell,

I just saw my girl Girl and I don't want to get busted, so I will stop telling my lies now:)) I'm nowhere near the Queen's Calabash. Although I have made a serious mental note of this establishment. It's on my hit list now. When I'm in the area, I will storm the place with my hungry belly.

Re: Queen's Calabash excellent service

Post by Girl » 15th May 2012, 12:55

Maxwell, lol! I eat there too :-). Have you tried Twapandula just in the next road? Though I keep my loyalties at Queen's. The Twapandula used to work at Queens and stole the idea.

Queen's, any time! The variety of veg...fisashi... the game meat, the grilled fish! Babikapo na munkoyo, damn! But too much for over eating. Men have grown tuma pot bellys.

I only don't like the part where they open on Saturday. Men have to learn to eat their wive's dishes at home, shaa!

Re: Queen's Calabash excellent service

Post by Maxwell » 15th May 2012, 12:17

A Mwanza, iliko nyama yamu sanga pangono pangono. I have had fresh impala and lechwe before, though it is not always available every day. It is more expensive generally (over 30 pin if I am not mistaken). I am still waiting to eat ci kapoli as they have not had it whenever I have been there.

Re: Queen's Calabash excellent service

Post by Maxwell » 15th May 2012, 12:00

Mr Kuzepuka,

I am eagerly awaiting your review of the Calabash. I have had ifisashi there several times and its all good. I believe this is the same thing you referred to as "Ndiwo za nthwilo" right? You better pace yourself when you are doing justice to the ka pap and ndiyo as you may be too full to cycle back to Kanyama!

Mr Guest,

Take a trip to QC to see for yourself whether the hype matches reality. They are good enough to attract whites, Indians and Chinese people as I have personally witnessed. It was so refreshing to see two Indian ladies taking apart a large bream with their bare hands and downing the aka bwali as if there was no tomorrow.

By the way, my only small complaint is that their waiters are sometimes a little sloppy. I have experienced them taking long just to bring drinks or give me a bevra. I have had to ask a second waiter which is annoying. Get the drinks when ordering the food to reduce on this.

Re: Queen's Calabash excellent service

Post by Kuzepuka » 11th May 2012, 21:25

Guest,
just wait for my reviews on Monday. I will tell you if the hype matches the food at this place.

Although to be honest, don't rely too much on my word. I will eat a meal at Queen's calabash after my long bicycle ride from Kanyama compound. By then I wll be starving like a hyena. You know when you are starving everything tastes delicious.

Re: Queen's Calabash excellent service

Post by Guest » 11th May 2012, 21:07

How do we know you are not the owner of the same queen calabash place tooting your own horn. DZ should have a mystery shopper or some sort of michellin star list for impartial reviews

Re: Queen's Calabash excellent service

Post by Kuzepuka » 11th May 2012, 18:52

You know what aMwanza? People on DZ have been raving about this Queen's Calabash. Even on other threads. I have already planned a bicycle trip this weekend, to check this place out.

I hope I will not be huffing and puffing on my bicycle all the way from Kanyama, for nothing. I hope the Queen can make my bike ride worth it. Especially given the fact that I will have to navigate some very hostile territories on my bicycle.

Re: Queen's Calabash excellent service

Post by A Mwanza » 11th May 2012, 18:42

Its nice to see people recommending places. It is so rare to find businesses in Zambia getting a thumbs up. Ba Maxwell, does this place you recommended serve game meat as well? Give us the juicy details, quite literally :-)

Re: Bad experience at Insaka Chilenje

Post by Kuzepuka » 11th May 2012, 00:27

by the way, do they serve any veggies with groundnut sauce at the Calabash of the Queen? Ndiwo za nthwilo, we call it. If they do, I hope they do not mind customers licking their bowls clean with their tongues because that is exactly what I plan to do after that meal of nsima na ndiwo za nthwilo. I cannot afford to waste a drop of ndiwo za nthwilo.

Re: Bad experience at Insaka Chilenje

Post by Kuzepuka » 10th May 2012, 22:54

TechMan,

this is beautiful, man. Thank you! I already mapped out my bicycle route. I can totally avoid that dog on Chilimbulu road now.

Re: Bad experience at Insaka Chilenje

Post by TechMan » 10th May 2012, 22:39

The calabash place is here (green arrow).

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=-15.40931 ... 5&t=h&z=16

Re: Bad experience at Insaka Chilenje

Post by Kuzepuka » 10th May 2012, 18:41

I'm on a bicycle myself. Are there any short cuts to this Queen's calabash?

I'm coming from Kanyama. If I cut through Chibolya and zip past Misisi, is there a short cut there to avoid Chilimbulu road? There is a vicious dog in that area. I don't want to have to face it again. It chased me on my bicycle one day.



Guest wrote :
> Queens Calabash is in Road off Addis Ababa drive. As you come down from
> Manda Hill turn left at the new mosque. Drive down and look out for a big
> white building on the left. Next door you will see a lot of cars parked
> outside a modest house. That is queens calabash. great traditional food and
> the munkoyo is fabulous.

Re: Bad experience at Insaka Chilenje

Post by Pig » 10th May 2012, 18:31

I see too many bachelors up in here who are allergic to cooking

Re: Bad experience at Insaka Chilenje

Post by Mailon » 10th May 2012, 17:35

Thanks Guest i will definetly sample it soon.

Re: Bad experience at Insaka Chilenje

Post by Guest » 10th May 2012, 16:16

Queens Calabash is in Road off Addis Ababa drive. As you come down from Manda Hill turn left at the new mosque. Drive down and look out for a big white building on the left. Next door you will see a lot of cars parked outside a modest house. That is queens calabash. great traditional food and the munkoyo is fabulous.

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