Lifestyle Guide: Tihitna Lounge for Cosmopolitan Dishes in East Legon, Accra

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Tihitna Lounge East-Legon

Hey darlings! It’s your unrestrained food lover and I am back to give you details of my Eritrean/Ethiopian food/cultural experience.

I cannot even pretend that I did not enjoy this particular outing. So ethnic, African and enriching.

Anyway diving in!

Prior to last week, I didn’t know we had a delectable, spicy, Cosmo/ethnic (Mixture of several nationalities) place tucked away right here in Accra, East Legon where you can just chill out family style and have drinks and food over laughter and clean ambience. It wasn’t my plan to head out but I am glad I ended up there for the evening.

So my Eritrean friend invited me and I thought: ‘why not?’

As usual, I missed a few turns because really, I did not know the place except the direction they gave “close to PH hotels”.

Coming from American house, you should aim to take the first right after PH hotels and then a left. You will find Tihitna on the right looking very homey. Almost like a regular upscale home except that you will wonder why there are so many cars there!

So it was happening really well and I saw a young/mature crowd going in and out. I think I saw someone’s really young son too. So this is a place for all ages. It had the feel of a family reunion because everyone seemed to know each other. They mistook me a few times for an Eritrean woman but I loved it!

There were many Ghanaians in there although I must admit some of the Ghanaian girls who came in late were dressed too ‘decadently’ and it made me slightly embarrassed because I am Ghanaian! So note to Ghanaian women, you can dress chic without undressing and looking tacky. Please learn how to do that! Distinguish yourself.

I picked up quickly on the traditional greeting which is three kisses, cheek to cheek. Right, left and back to right. Both genders.

There was a good sized swimming pool in the yard and then the seating is all around the pool, some sofas too and then an inner area but everyone preferred to sit in the yard around the pool.

The night was especially for Eritrean/Ethiopian food called Injera. It was almost all new to me except the rice, bread and vegetables.

Most of the ingredients were familiar only that it was made differently from what I am used to. Actually they cater for all kinds of dishes on different days. I also found out it is a venue for hosting  birthday parties,  hen nights, bachelor parties and other special occasions and some movie makers rent it for shoots too.  The food is deliciously spicy. Since I love spicy food, I felt right at home.

The place is run by a Ghanaian young man; Patrick and his wife Tihitna an Ethiopian woman who will charm you right off your feet with her hosting skills. Bright smile, exotic interactions and very hands on making sure everyone is satisfied and happy.

We went through the buffet to fill up our plates…Yes; my plate was fuller than everyone’s plate! LoL. It was a full house; people kept coming and going till we left at about 12 midnight.

Tihitna came around with another lady who is Ghanaian to make sure we had our choice of drinks. They had cocktails, beers, sodas and more but we settled on wine.

At the end of our meal, we got served with very calming cinnamon tea. They had coffee too but my group wanted to end the meal with tea.

Their prices are reasonable, we were five in my group and we spent around 250 Ghana Cedis for the total buffet. So my other food lovers, you can take your whole family there! Given the lovely reception you get here, in this country where only few people place value on customer service, I place Tihitna top notch.

Now all the best drooling over the food!

By the way, did you know Ethiopia and Eritrea were never colonized? It is their biggest bragging right! But I have written enough, let’s save that story for another day!

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