This Harlem nabe boasts Senegalese home cooking, some-more juicy eats

The B train’s first stop in Harlem is W. 116th St./8th Ave., an area famous as Little Senegal for its West African community. Thanks to many new eateries flocking to the area, there are different dining options within two blocks. You can season Senegalese home cooking, $4 juicy bagel sandwiches or Pan-Asian dumplings and burble tea.


Senegalese star

Thiebou yapp is a heavily seasoned plate of braised lamb over rice at Pikine.

Thiebou yapp is a heavily seasoned plate of braised lamb over rice at Pikine.

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The daytime menu at four-year-old Pikine focuses on just handful of dishes daily. Think of the singular menu as an forgive to return mostly for the higher Senegalese food from Amadou Ba, who named the grill after his hometown on Senegal’s western coast.

If you’re lucky, you’ll find the inhabitant plate of Senegal, or thiebou djeun: It’s a $12 platter vast adequate for two featuring smoky, spicy, tomatoey fish stewed with honeyed potatoes, cabbage, cassava and eggplants baked compartment flare proposal then served over broken red rice. Or you competence have theibou yapp, $12, braised lamb over rice heavily seasoned with black peppers and served with a side of honeyed smothered onions, and bit of the desired crispy membrane that forms on the bottom of the vessel of rice. Both dishes are surfaced with a whole stewed Scotch Bonnet chili, meant to be sliced and churned in as you like.

Surprisingly good, inexpensive dishes line Upper West Side sight stop


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At cooking — served until 3 a.m., says Ba, whose father runs mixed restaurants in Senegal — there are grilled meats like chicken, steak, and lamb on the menu. The latter, says Ba, is his best-seller: He goes by 200 pounds every night.

Pikine: 243 W. 116th St., nearby Frederick Douglass Blvd., (646) 922-7015


Bagel bites

Scrambled egg whites are just the start of the Ashley sandwich at Bo's Bagels.

Scrambled egg whites are just the start of the Ashley sandwich at Bo’s Bagels.

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The owners of four-month-old Bo’s Bagels schooled how to make correct NYC bagels the tough way: They taught themselves. Andrew Martinez and Ashley Dikos started perfecting their chewy, dainty bagels two years ago at home, where their 24-hour fermented mix once overtook their refrigerator. Eventually they scored a commissary kitchen mark and a mount at a Harlem farmers’ market.

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Now, with two years of bagel-making under their belts, they’ve non-stop a genuine store where they can offer bagel sandwiches like the “Ashley” (scrambled egg whites, avocado, purple onion, jack cheese, sriracha sauce), or a sausage, egg and cheese, $4, on a “CCBO” — differently famous as a bagel laced with 3 kinds of cheese. Other standouts embody bagels surfaced with zaatar piquancy or white and black sesame seeds.

Bo, by the way, is a mash-up of the names of Martinez’ two children: Brady and Olivia.

Bo’s Bagels: 235 W. 116th St., nearby Frederick Douglass Blvd., (917) 902-8345


Pan-Asian options

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Dumplings are one of the takeout dishes at Harmony.

Dumplings are one of the takeout dishes at Harmony.

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Whether you’re longing things greasy and boiled or fresh and light, the tiny, two-year-old take-out shop called Harmony has you covered.

On the light side, you can slake yourself with steamed veggie dumplings, tender vegetables and dips or the salads that take up one whole side of Harmony’s quirky, especially Pan-Asian menu. Make up your own, or go with some-more determined (and decadent) options like an $11.75 kale salad. The curly greens are chopped tiny and tossed with apples, cucumbers, carrots, shredded cheese, copiousness of tawny sugar mustard, and a raise of boiled wonton skins.

Those wontons also seem in mixed ways of the snacky side of the menu: They’re wrapped around chiles for “jalapeño poppers” ($6.50), or dressed with bacon, scallions and cheese for “nachos” ($7.50). Other crispy delights embody pan-fried duck dumplings ($6), coconut shrimp open rolls ($5.75), and boiled duck sandwiches with avocado and bacon. There are also burble teas like the $4 “mango my heart,” filled with heart-shaped jellies.

Harmony: 390 Manhattan Ave. nearby W. 117th St., (212) 222-0827

Mango My Heart Tea burble tea at Harmony.

Mango My Heart Tea burble tea at Harmony.

(Jeff Bachner/for New York Daily News)

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