What is ahbinci

abinci (stylised to ahbinci and pronounced ahh-been-chee) means food in Hausa, widely spoken in Northern Nigeria.

If you have been to many Nigerian restaurants in the Klang Valley, you may have noticed the overarching ‘African Food’ or ‘African Restaurant’ titles that many Nigerian food/restaurants have.

There are 54 countries in the African continent, and while they are not all represented in Malaysia, I believe that those that are should take their rightful places.

Why ahbinci

What is the African restaurant closest to me? Where can I get [insert name of African country here] food in the Klang Valley? How do I introduce my friends/colleagues/partners to African food especially as I don’t have the time to cook?

Those are some of the questions ahbinci aims to answer. I came up with ahbinci from looking for a place to allow colleagues at work to try Nigerian food.

First, there was none in the surrounding areas. And I did not know what the ones in other areas where like.

How spicy was the food for non-Africans? Were they clean? Did they have good food? Will people try the food and swear never to try Nigerian [or African] food ever again?

I did not know. So, I created ahbinci to crowdsource the answers. You can add an African restaurant that you visited and you can rate those that you have visited.

That way, you help inform decisions and experiences and promote our African dishes to Malaysia and the rest of the world.

What is ahbinci

abinci (stylised to ahbinci and pronounced ahh-been-chee) means food in Hausa, widely spoken in Northern Nigeria.

If you have been to many Nigerian restaurants in the Klang Valley, you may have noticed the overarching ‘African Food’ or ‘African Restaurant’ titles that many Nigerian food/restaurants have.

There are 54 countries in the African continent, and while they are not all represented in Malaysia, I believe that those that are should take their rightful places.

You don't have to own a restaurant...

to use ahbinci. You can upload/list African restaurants that you have been to and you think they should be on this directory for others to find. You can also rate and review restaurants that are already on here that you have been to.

Know a place but don’t want to be bothered with listing it? Send us as much details as possible (name, location, contact details, photos) to listings @ ahbinci.com.