If you live in Uganda or any country in the tropics) you have no doubt been surrounded by bananas; green ones, red ones, yellow ones, blue ones (they turn yellow when ripe). Some can be eaten ripe others and yet others raw. Gonja or plantain is one of those that needs to be cooked first … Continue reading Just 5 ways to cook gonja
Tis the season for nsenene but what can we tell you about grasshoppers that you don't already know? Instead, wordeologist, popped in to write a poem about them. Enjoy. Grasshopper sprang from nature's bosom a bouncing delight a pinch of this, a sprinkle of that the season's culinary gift , they've sated appetites for millennia … Continue reading Grasshoppers, a poem
It's hard to go hungry on the streets of Kampala. If you have as little as 1,000shs, you will be able to get something to tide you over as you journey. If it is not a slice of fruit or pancakes (which are made using cassava flour) or gonja, or a rolex then it can … Continue reading Fried Cassava AKA Muwogo
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.
Google cow hoof and you might be directed to something called cow's trotter's instead. Wikipedia actually says it’s a delicacy in Uganda. Which, true, except we call it Molokony. It is so loved that now you can find it being sold on many street corners which in itself wouldn't be a surprise except that the beauty … Continue reading Have a taste of Molokony AKA Cow hoof
Kampala people are very mobile. So it makes sense that the food is evolving to keep up. Some people have taken this literally by setting up food trucks. The basic DNA of the food served is 'fast food'; things that are affordable and can be prepared (and delivered) in time. And it looks like there … Continue reading A run down of food trucks in Kampala
Does it still count as street food if it's bought on the street and then prepared at home? Even though i was expecting this to happen, i knew it would happen, it was still exciting to open the window and see the sky littered with green. People have tried to package grasshoppers and make them … Continue reading Grasshoppers again
Those of a certain age will remember that Alzawade used to occupy that ka square and like me, marvel at the way Meza has filled it up! It’s like how babies make space of a tiny womb and just expand-just amazing.
Bananas are one of those power fruits; the sugar and fibre are able to give you an almost immediate boost of energy. And its not just a sugar high, you body can sustain that energy for a while, which is why if you work out you should have some on standby. So when you think … Continue reading Gonja
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