Africa’s Foodie Delicacies
Flavoursome delicacies are the foodies’ equivalent of travel souvenirs. While some travel to see the world, foodies travel to taste the world with only the sweet, sometimes sour, but always tasty memories of their culinary adventures as proof of their journey.
For starters, try this bloody good treat…
The Irish have black pudding; the Germans have blutwurst and the Kenyans have mutura. Kenyan chef James T. Sapuro is quoted as saying: “Kenya’s tribes don’t always agree on everything, but just about all of us eat mutura.” Kenya’s traditional blood sausage, mutura is as much a peacemaker as it is an umami delicacy.
For mains, grab some tomato sauce and tuck in!
A tiny fish beloved by the people of Lake Kivu, sambaza is best enjoyed fried and served with piping hot chips. Often given as a token of affection or even as a reward for well-behaved children, sambaza is your anytime, all-the-time snack if you’re lucky to find yourself in Rwanda.
Looking for sambaza in Kigali? Try Repub Lounge, which has earned consistently good reviews on TripAdvisor.
For dessert, forget Krispy Kreme and meet the buns with a bang!
Affectionately known as “Swahili buns”, mandazi taste similar to doughnuts and are usually served as a snack with tea or fresh fruit juice. A popular dish for the people of the Great Lakes region, try this easy recipe and taste for yourself.
Made with fresh coconut milk and cardamom, these teatime treats are sure to make your kitchen smell like a holiday while you are frying up a batch.
Nutty about coconut? Up the tropical flavour by making coconut butter to accompany your mandazi. Try this recipe.