You know I am all about great deals for your right? Have you heard about The Book Of Big Discounts By DisCoucher? It is a voucher booklet that offers you exclusive ‘Buy One Get One Free’ discounts along with other forms of discounts to restaurants, cafes & Bars, Hotels & Services and Beauty & Spa.
Examples in the book
Restaurant: Pampa Churrascaria – get one main course when a main course of equal or greater value is bought.
Beauty & Spa: Euphoria Fish Spa – get one free fish pedicure when 1 hour hot stone massage is bought.
Hotels: Medina Palms – get one free night when three nights of equal or greater value are bought.
The book only costs Sh2000 for a 100-page voucher heaven. I decided to give the vouchers a test run by visiting one of the restaurants listed in the book for dinner. The discount offered by Asmara is get one free main course when a main course of equal or greater value is bought.
Asmara is an Eritrean Restaurant located in Westlands, General Mathenge Drive serving authentic and stylish afro-contemporary cuisine.The restaurant has both an outside and inside seating. Quite spacious and forms the perfect ambience for a group dinner, corporate function or just a date for two. We secured a seat at the lounge area despite not making reservations earlier.
Our server was well informed about DisCoucher when I told her that we would be using the voucher. She consulted with her supervisor, ripped off the voucher since i had the book with me and told me the deductions will be made at the end of service. So easy right? To be honest, I imagined a scenario where I would have to explain to the waiter what DisCoucher is all about but surprise surprise!!
The service at Asmara is great, almost too good to be true after my previous experience in my last foodie post. Our waiter was very keen, friendly and our orders came out on time.
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I opted out of a starter while my date choose to have the periperi chicken liver. Which is spicy pan fried liver with creamy sauce served with garlic bread. I tasted it, very delicious, full of flavor that was pleasant and not overwhelming.
For the main course, I ordered the Tsebhi Asa which are fish pieces prepared the Eritrean with mukd chilies and spiced red sauce. I choose vegetable fried rice as an accompaniment. The portion was quite sufficient and very filling although I should have ordered the food hot instead of mild. The fish was cooked perfectly, flaky and the Eritrean spices dominating the food perfectly
My date ordered Tibsi Firfir, which are succulent tender pieces of beef filet cooked in onions, garlic and awaze sauced mixed with injera. The meat lover in him said the injera overpowered the meat, but the meal was delicious, very tender as the fillet is expected and it was good to try some Injera after a long time.
Our drinks however were not so eventful, I ordered a simple glass of Douglas Green Chardonnay while my date ordered a local beer.
I am not a chocolate fan, but I decided to try out their chocolate mousse served with chantilly cream. It wasn’t bad. I expected it
My date ordered the assorted icecream vanilla, strawberry and chocolate but I ate it on his behalf since he was pretty much done for the night. I am not a glutton though.
Our total bill came to Sh5,100 but we only paid Sh4,100 as one main course was excluded. Sh1000 in savings thanks to DisCoucher. You can also order your book of big discounts HERE and enjoy over Sh300,000 in savings.
Cover photo courtesy: Asmara Facebook page