10 Best Kenyan Foods You Will Love

Here is a list of 10 Kenyan best foods you will love.

Kenyan cuisine is a mash-up of several cultures and customs. Kenyans have always changed their cuisine to fit their location, the available products, and cultural preferences; therefore, the food has a wide range of flavors and textures.

10 Kenyan Best Foods You Will Love

  1. Ugali
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Unquestionably the most common staple dish in Kenya is ugali. It is often cooked by adding cornmeal to boiling water and cooking it until it forms a solid block of cornmeal paste. Ugali has the texture of coarse dough and the density of a brick.

A typical dinner for many Kenyans consists of ugali with a few cooked veggies or stew.

  1. Githeri
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It is a meal consisting of boiled beans, maize kernels, and sometimes little veggies. The combination of Githeri is complete, nutrient-dense, and may be rather tasty when complemented with salt, pepper, chili peppers, and even avocado.

  1. Nyama Choma
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Grilled goat or beef is known as nyama choma in Swahili. You’ll find open barbecues where Kenyans gather to consume meat throughout the nation.

Nyama Choma is best served with ugali and kachumbari and is slow-grilled over an open fire or charcoal. Nyama Choma is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It leaves a lasting effect on the minds of those who experience it.

This meat will make you feel great with a nice beer or a glass of your favorite wine. Fish and chicken are other common choices for choma.

  1. Mokimo
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Mukimo is a mashed potato dish. Potatoes are the base of this dish’s mushiness, while spinach, peas, and pumpkin leaves are added to the mix to enhance taste and nutrients.

It goes best with a hearty stew, so feel free to serve it that way. There are times when mukimo’s mushy green texture seems unappetizing. The truth is that looks may be misleading in this situation.

Try something new and expand your horizons!

  1. Pilau
10 Kenyan Best Foods You Will Love
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