We often take a lot of our local produce for granted, failing to celebrate the fresh authentic Kenyan flavours that we have on offer. With this in mind, our resident foodie, Susan Wong, ditched fine dining this month in exchange for a little culinary adventure around our CBD’s hidden gems. Tucking into several cheap and cheerful local dishes, Susan proves that flavor is king on her never-ending pursuit of great food.
Our main feature paints a colourful picture of our most celebrated dishes from various regions, including Tilapia and Swahili influenced coastal staples. We also delve into our thriving tea industry and the cultural influences on our infamous chai drinking habits. And if that isn’t Kenyan enough for you, our very own Chef Amanda puts a gourmet twist on some local classics, serving up a gorgeous locally inspired meal of matoke gnocchi and beef stew.
Finally, this wouldn’t be an authentic Kenyan Issue without addressing our thirst! In the land where we brew some of the finest beers, host the craziest parties and are completely incapable of having ‘a polite one,’ we bring you the perfect red wines to enjoy with nyama choma. We treat you to a couple of cheeky DIY sundowners and top it all off with a hilarious account of the frustrations of trying to order somewhat decent wine in our local pubs (lord knows we’ve all been there) will feel a deep sense of pride in our vibrant heritage and be moved to look closer to home for culinary inspiration. We have plenty to celebrate so read on and let that warm, fuzzy feeling of pride and nostalgia take over!
It’s our hope that this month you will feel a deep sense of pride in our vibrant heritage and be moved to look closer to home for culinary inspiration. We have plenty to celebrate so read on and let that warm, fuzzy feeling of pride and nostalgia take over!