Tag Archives: Street Food

Street Food: Mutura

    Every community has its own mysterious version of the Blood Sausage.  They come in all shades, shapes, sizes , colours and textures. Some are boiled; others are steamed while others are roasted or deep-fried. In Kenya, the most prevalent version of the blood sausage sold on the streets is …

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Street Food: Maandazi Mwitu

Work begins early in the morning at 5:30 am and resumes in the evening at about 3 or 4 pm. That’s when there is market for the Maandazi. There’s no fancy or complex equipment required. All you need is some little space to set yourself up , a table, a …

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#StreetFood: Kashata

Ever had a food addiction so bad you begin wondering whether its possible to go to rehab for it? Well, that’s the relationship between me and kashata. I can’t go a month without binging on the devilishly sweet dessert. When the kashata cravings strike, they come in throngs accompanied by …

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#StreetFood: Mabuyu

Mabuyu  is a type of candy made from the seeds of the Baobab tree fruit. The tree is called “Mbuyu” in Swahili hence the name.  The candy has been around for generations and is common in the coastal region of Kenya. Once the fruit is ripe, it harvested and the …

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#StreetFood: Achari

Achari is a popular Coasterian candy, dessert or snack. It is often sold on the streets (come to think of it, I’ve never come across it on any of the popular supermarkets) in sachets ranging from as low as KShs. 20. The candy is basically made from dried mango strips …

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