If the answer to 'Who hurt you?' is ' My parents, when they sent me to boarding school at age 7 where i had to eat posho for what felt like the rest of my life'; then this post is for you. If it is, 'I went to a secondary school where the rice was … Continue reading Posho, the right way
When a place only serves dinner, you'd expect that they do it well. Because they are sleeping while other restaurants are busy doing breakfast and lunch. You'd expect that all their love and attention would go into that dinner...and that the dishes would be close to perfection. If that place is Silhouette, you'd be right. … Continue reading Silhouette turns meals into Art
So honey has many faces. Who knew? Not me. I’m ashamed to say that I had only one word to describe honey and that word is sweet. But when I read the Asali Wa Moyo facebook page and they claimed that honey is as nuanced as wine and chocolate…I mean I had to go taste. … Continue reading Asali Wa Moyo honey
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 maintain 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 Shell Tokosa food festival happened on Sunday and there was sun, fun and of course, lots of food. Munch meals set up a decadent breakfast spread. Chicken was a favourite. And more chicken Mixes... Noodles (plus chicken) and h/ash browns. They started out like this … Continue reading Tokosa food festival in pictures
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