Granted, Ponnus in Muyenga isn't most known for their chips and chicken. What comes to mind when they come up is Indian and Lebanese food. But sometimes you just want that most basic of Kampalan fast foods. The fact that it was on offer, 10k for chips and 2 pieces of chicken, was only one … Continue reading Chips and chicken at Ponnus
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
Here are 2 lessons I learned from eating at Gimzsoca restaurant in Kansanga (next to KIU). Try and eat at restaurants ran by people who are native to the areas the food comes from. You know, Nigerian food, Nigerian owner, Indian food, Indian owner, Karamojong food, Karamojong owner. It really does lend an authentic vibe … Continue reading West African vibes: Okra, fish and semovita
Curious about what the neighbours have in their kitchen? We are. That's why we are taking a look into the kitchens of food lovers we know, online and offline. Every month, one of them will share 5 of their favourite ingredients and tell us why they love them so. This month we feature Patricia Mugisha. … Continue reading In Their Kitchen 1: Patricia Mugisha
It is easy to get distracted at The Terrace; cocktails are fairly priced, you want to try the cheese plates, the music gives rise to nostalgia. When did you last hear Torn? But the mission was to eat and it was executed. The mains on the Kampala restaurant week menu were chicken breast and Spinach … Continue reading Breast, done right.
They look like meatballs! But meatballs set down on a ripple free river of sauce. The menu tells you what exactly is in this dish but that will not stop your mind from making up other ingredients. Surely there has to be more than carrots and spinach swathed in cheese-and yet not
A treat isn’t something you should or can eat every day. The word would lose meaning if you did. It also isn’t something you should only do on big occasions. No, you can treat yourself any day; say one when you’re just walking around, feeling alive and have an extra 10k to burn. If on … Continue reading A Croissant at Brood
The gluten free trend hit Uganda a while back. Except, it’s not a trend, it’s a serious diet restricting condition for some . Besides knowing that gluten is a protein found in wheat and some cereals, there are still a lot of questions about gluten and being gluten free in Kampala in particular. Credible sources … Continue reading Living gluten free in Kampala
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.
Ahh, eggs, the go to for anyone who doesn't know how to cook or can't be bothered to make a big meal. For the lazy bachelor and bachelorette, eggs are the breakfast, the dinner, the thing you go to when there is no other food left in the house. No judgement. But if you must … Continue reading 6 non-boring ways to cook your eggs