In early July a couple of friends came to visit us in Vancouver.
While they were here we took a walk around the Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park.
As we were walking, one friend, Fish, spotted some salmonberries in the bushes and offered me some.
I was delighted! The last time I ate wild berries was in middle school, picking them from Ohio wetlands. It was the golden time before the food-safety anxieties of adult life.
I’ll definitely be on the lookout for these tart treats on future walks.
Beit e Selam has become one of my favorite Nairobi restaurants. Their modern Africa dishes are super creative.
The corn ribs and cauliflower steak are amazing.
Can’t wait to go back!
I visited to Rwanda a couple of months ago and tried urwagwa, a local alcoholic drink made from bananas.
I was too timid to purchase homebrew versions at food stalls so I ended up ordering it at at upscale restaurant called Heaven Restaurant.
It tasted like caramelized bananas in a tarte tatin!
Harry and I started making hand pulled noodles for the New Year!
Although we’re still mastering the pulling, the flavors and textures are quite good.
If you’re looking to get started, check out the recipe from Xi’an Famous Foods:
I miss soup dumplings and their cosmic deliciousness. Let me know if you find a good vegan recipe.
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I eat at all these pretty frequently
- Laughing Buddha – Indian fusion!
- Clarice Guest House – really good matokes and fried beans
- Tich Nam – authentic Kenyan food
- Mama Tracy’s – also very authentic, though may not be vegetarian friendly
- Java House – I’m sad to list this, because Java House is a chain (like Starbucks) but they have really good breakfast sandwiches and smoothies
I was in Nariobi for a week and decided to splurge on eating out.
- Mama Rocks
- Great burgers and shakes, lots of locations
- Silk Noodles
- Authentic Chinese noodle soups
- Taco 253
- Great tacos at the Village Market
- The Arbor Place
- Their menu rotates. I had great Malaysian food when I went
- Tasty Japanese stir fries, no vegetarian ramen though 😦
- Kesh Kesh Cafe
- Classic Ethiopian. Jess says it’s an institution in Nariobi
- Another awesome Ethiopian restaurant
Maybe we’ll add these to Harry’s list when he’s tried them.
Treating myself to a Stoney Tangawizi today.
I usually don’t like carbonated drinks, but this one ain’t bad.
I decided to make chili the other day.
As I was collecting the ingredients, I realized chili is basically kachumbari and githeri boiled together.
It’s neat how tomatoes, onions, and beans are universal.
We got a jackfruit from the market.
Golly it was smelly. They’re definitely the greener cousins of durians.