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Kenyan Food

August 8, 2008

The Kenyan cuisine has evolved with alot of influence from an Arab link during the barter trade era along the Kenya coast, Mombasa. This has influenced the spicy taste in the meals that the Kenyans enjoy today. But the barbecue meat ‘Nyama choma‘ is the key meal that is enjoyed by both the young and the old.

The staple food in Kenyan is maize meal ‘Ugali‘ which is enjoyed with greens such as kale or spinach and ofcourse meat for those who can afford it. But to those who cannot afford it, the ugali and greens is a full balanced diet.  

Different kinds of meats are enjoyed in Kenya e.g crocodile, Ostrich, Gazelle, and the odd beef and chicken which are all organic. A restaurant that has really flourished in the different kind of meats is the Carnivore in Nairobi.