15 Apr Traditional Kenyan cuisine
An important part of my travel experience is the traditional food of the country I am traveling to. Trying as many of the local dishes as possible is always my goal. When it comes to food you will find many similarities between the African countries. You can find sort of the same snacks, dishes or sides that slightly differ with their names and ways of preparation. Even so, every country has its own flavor and taste. The Kenyan cuisine is a blend of the Portuguese, Indian, Arabic and local cuisines and is some of the richest and biggest variety of food I have come across! I put together a list of the different dishes, snacks, and drinks that are common to the Kenya cuisine as well as the ones I found to be super yummy.
These are my 5 favorite dishes in Kenya:
1. Chicken Biryani and rice
2. Chapati(a flat bread) with beans in coconut sauce
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An important part of my travel experience is the traditional food of the country I am traveling to. Trying as many of the local dishes as possible is always my goal. This is Chapati (a flat bread) with beans in coconut sauce. In my BRAND NEW post I put together a list of the different dishes, snacks and drinks that are common to Kenya as well as the ones I found to be super yummy: link in navigation #onclaudi9 #africa # instaafrica #afrika #kenya #instaafrica #meetlocals #instafood #yummy #chapati #coconut #instago #travel #instapassport #travelmore #traveler #blogger #mytravelgram #instago #tourist #roadtrip #mytravelgram # viaggio #travel #food #traditionalfood #cuisine #drinks #snacks
3. Mkate Wa Nyama and Mishkaki Chicken Kebab
Mkate Wa Nyama is Samosa pastry filled with minced meat.
4. Mukimo and Nyama Choma
Mukimo is mashed potatoes with green vegetables. Nyama Choma is Kenyan grilled meat.
5. Aliya, Osuga, Kachumbari and Ugali
This is roasted beef cooked in sauce, served with vegetables, cornmeal porridge and a tomato/onion salad.
When it comes to drinks, this is what you have to try:
- Tamarind juice
- Mnazi (coconut wine)
- Tea Masala (spiced tea)
- Tusker Beer
- Dawa, a Kenyan cocktail made from vodka, lime juice, and honey
When it comes to snacks, this is what you have to try:
- Kashata (coconut candy)
- Mabuyu (baobab tree fruit with spices)
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