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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.

salmonberry

I’ll definitely be on the lookout for these tart treats on future walks.

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!

urwagwa

Harry and I started making hand pulled noodles for the New Year!

noodles

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 was in Nariobi for a week and decided to splurge on eating out.

My Favorites

    • 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
    • Cheka
      • Tasty Japanese stir fries, no vegetarian ramen though 😦
    • Kesh Kesh Cafe
      • Delicious Eritrean food
    • Habesha
      • Classic Ethiopian. Jess says it’s an institution in Nariobi
    • Shokudo
      • Saucy tofu bowls
    • Abyssinia
      • Another awesome Ethiopian restaurant

 

Maybe we’ll add these to Harry’s list when he’s tried them.

I decided to make chili the other day.

kenyan chili

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.