One of the things I love about Indian food is that there is always more than enough. You will eat, your friend will eat and there will still be enough to carry home to your brother. We had chicken biriyani and chicken lollipops at the The Great Indian Dhaba! (It’s the type of name you … Continue reading Biriyani and more at The Great Indian Dhaba!
A picture tells a thousand words. Just look at these muffins. You can see the moistness…the raisins, the subtle construction akin to a sandcastle; it looks like if you were to tap it, it would fall apart in the right way, with a lopsided smile on its face, leaving part of it standing at a … Continue reading Muffin at Lemon Grass
Growing up sucks. We seem to always be in search for something that we can't reach. It gets even more frustrating when easy things to find, like Kabalagala/pancakes/paani are also out of reach! But find them I did! when I wasn’t even looking (there's a lesson to be learned there). Sure there are those ones … Continue reading Kabalagala; pancakes UG style.
In Luganda, we sometimes use profanities to express pleasure, love, enjoyment. One might say, for instance, mbwa gwe onyumye which means, you are smart you dog, which means, my man, you look good. Some such profanities came to me as I ate on the rooftop at The Cloud in Ntinda (Atop the Capital Shoppers building) … Continue reading Off menu at The Cloud
Now, unless you are fluent in West African cuisine, reading the menu at Mama Ashanti will be like taking a University course. I bego! It's heavy with options and even those options have options-like multiple choice questions. You want Egusi soup, OK. But do you want Egusi with (a) Goat (b) Beef (c) Chicken and … Continue reading Egusi and Semolina
The mix of bread and meat is not an original Ugandan concept but we have taken to it. A lot of restaurants now offer hot dogs on the menu and some of them have made it something that is a delight to order. Ready in seconds and you can eat it like a rolex-on the … Continue reading Hot dog at Farm house
The mix of bread and meat is not an original Ugandan concept but we have taken to it with many restaurants now offering hot dogs. Some have made it something that is a delight to order; ready in seconds and edible on the go- like a rolex. I ate at these 2 different places and … Continue reading Hot dog at Charlie’s place
Shame! Unless you were raised poorly, shame is what you will feel after the waitress at Papi’s in Ntinda brings your bill. I NEVER want to say that a place gives a lot of food lest they take that as a cue to reduce the portions but for the greater good, for the sake of … Continue reading Pizza!
The rain can suck and make the city muddy and dreadful, so what a consolation that in November it also comes with grasshoppers! Just stand on any busy street and look left, look right and you will see grasshoppers. I have been eating them for years and I still cannot describe the taste…I won’t even … Continue reading It’s Grasshopper season
So I visited Ethiopia the other day…Ethiopia in Kabalgala, Kampala that is. Khukyenda might not fully agree but there are ways to travel without packing a bag. A good book, a good film, a song, an orgasmic experience can take you places. Now imagine what a multi-sensory experience like eating can do. Yes i had a … Continue reading Enjera