•December 20, 2011 • 2 Comments
When I got home a few months ago (Ok – so these posts are May- Nov overdue) my good friend Lulu took us to Lunch at Bandari Plaza in Westlands. The whole floor had a food court but I settled for Tamu Tamu Dishes.
Tamu Tamu Dishes @ Bandari Plaza
The selection is fantastic - everything looks so good and because it stays busy, the food is super fresh
Chit chatting with the staff as my plate gets loaded
BOOM!! Chapati, fried fish, beans (I think they were coconut flavored too), spinach, freshly ground pili pili....for about $3
•May 15, 2011 • 2 Comments
Yup – all in the name of graduate school, isn’t education a beautiful thing :-)
I’ll be Uganda based on a service project with Heifer International so look out for lot’s of Matoke and peanut sauce kinda pictures.
I’ll still update this blog for foodie kinda adventures, to find out more of why I’m in Uganda, if I success to milk a cow and more please visit http://www.miminuganda.com
•April 29, 2011 • 2 Comments
My BFF & I set to see on a 5-Day Royal Caribbean Cruise, with Labadee Haiti & Falmouth Jamaica as our port of call.
The pictures don’t do any justice to how much food I saw & ate on the cruise…..it’s plent, yummy and available 24hrs for 5 days – my last meal for breakfast was fruits! I didn’t even have any space for a cup of tea.
This I found out while on the cruise:
1. Haiti is BEAUTIFUL – and 90% of the Haitians on the island looked like my luhya relatives
JAMAICA HAS GOT TO GET ON YOUR BUCKET LIST!!!!
2. Curry oxtail. Rice & beans. Plantain. Rum punch <– Highlight of my day in Jamaica
3. You can be best of friends with strangers you are stuck with at sea for 5 days
4. The DJ on the cruise can play the same set of music EVERYDAY (minus 1hr of a MJ Tribute) and put up signs like this…and not care because it’s not like you can get into a car and go somewhere else, or cross the street to another bar. Nope! Oh, and the DJ can also turn off the music to let people know “there is no drinking on the daance floor”.
5. The cruise staff come from all over the world. It felt like a little UN country.
6. It’s possible to have rice included in your breakfast, lunch and dinner – EVERYDAY!
I’ve got to get going – school calls. When I get time again I’ll finish off with a part 2.
Lastly – here is a mkokoteni in Jamaica!
•March 18, 2011 • 1 Comment
It’s been a while since I blogged/ posted pictures, poleni. School is beautifully busy. The best progress report is that I will be spending my summer (and hopefully most of the fall) in UGANDA = Matoke HQs. More on the work I’ll be doing soon.
I’m a huge fun of home cooked meals but in the US it becomes such a hit to have food ‘made from scratch’ e.g. chapos vs. parathas
As much as I ate out quite a few times when I was in Kenya – the best meals were those made by family and friends from scratch. Being able to “request” what I wanted – and knowing the hours it took to prepare and cook the food made it all that special. My last 2 days in Nairobi was filled with back to back home cooked meals by my Mums BFFs and my In-Laws and in true Kenyan style there were kedo 7 dishes on the table followed by tea.
Fresh from the shamba in Kakamega
Sunday afternoon BBQ
Such good food
Pilau in Mombasa
Chapos in Diani
I can wake up to this kinda breakfast anyday
Kenyatta Market Nyam Chom – for good measure!
My soon to be summer obsession: Matoke