Le Vieux Mila

  • Date
  • share

Parfait Ebeng is terribly lucky to have rolled all his passions (grilled goat, fresh pilsner, Union Saint-Gilloise football team) into one place! Le Vieux Mila? As in Roger, the iconic Cameroonian footballer, who lends his last name (minus an “l”) to the retro sign of this deliciously crazy restaurant near the Parvis de Saint-Giles (football scarves, cassava-patterned tablecloths, brightly-colored walls, fairy lights all year round). That evening, with Cadiz v. Real Madrid playing in the background: juicy chicken wings that light up our taste buds and crunchy onion petals; emblematic (and generous) ndolé – the leaves of a South-West African plant stewed in a rich peanut sauce along with chunks of chicken (thigh, breast…), plus beautifully caramelized plantains; and comforting fufu (pounded boiled cassava), to mop up the sauce. Watch out for the bowl of hot sauce, inseparable from the Maggi at the table, as it’s capable of setting your evening on fire! // Rosa Poulsard

FEELING THIRSTY? Large bottles of Jupiler with a plastic cap like you don’t see anymore (€4.20 for 750 ml) and an explosive rum and ginger cocktail (€7).
PRICE: Grilled starters €6, main course €10-25, mains €10-19, sides €3.

Save this spot in the Fooding app, available on iOS! Download it now in the app store.

The Belgium Guide 2024 is out of the oven!

Discover the latest selection of the Kingdom’s 350 best addresses (restaurants, bars, cellars, shops and bedrooms), an award’s list celebrating this year’s favorite spots, and a magazine section featuring « Belgium Underground » exploring the margins of the food world, its hidden stories and some of its most taboo subjects.

2024 Le Fooding Belgium guide frontcover
I want it!

Le Fooding is a print and digital guide to all the restaurants, chefs, bars, stylish hotels and B&Bs that make up the “taste of the times,” plus an annual awards list for new establishments across France, a series of gastronomic events, a tool that allow you to make reservations at some fantastic bistros, and an agency specialized in event planning, content production and consulting… And after conquering France, Belgium is Le Fooding guide’s latest playground!

Fooding® is a registered trademark.