Do not be fooled at first glance by the unassuming nature of Madagasikara restaurant, right in the heart of downtown Brussels.
It may not seat that many but if you’re lucky enough to in, you won’t regret it.
The couple who run it were once with the Best Western hotel chain but, after 13 years, decided to go it alone. The result is one of the few, possibly the only, restaurant in Brussels serving authentic food from the luxury holiday island of Madagascar. And it is delicious with the starters, each priced at €14, including so-called East and West coast salads and skewers of tasty meat.
The main courses, from €18-35, include chicken with coconut, Ravitoto port with rice and tiger shrimps cooked the ‘Malagasy way’ plus duck with ginger.
The Madagascar influence doesn’t stop at the food, either, as the drinks list also includes local rum and cocktails. Give it a try.