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Mouthwatering Meat Meet

I’ve written about my disappointment with meats in another food post, that’s why I just had to check out the Nyama Choma Festival that took place in Dar es Salaam yesterday. It’s first and foremost a place to go to with friends to eat and drink and listen to music. The fact that some places sell wine by the bottle and beer by the four-packs is a testament to this. Well, I made some friends…

But let’s talk about the serious gourmets who are into marinating their products “until the meat just wants to slide off the bone” as one guy told me. Continue reading Mouthwatering Meat Meet


The Food of Tanzania

I wanted to give you a mouth-watering insight on the versatility of Tanzanian cuisine. I’ve asked my co-workers what they like eating, as they are coming from different places. I’ve asked about festive food, and I’ve eaten a whole lot of different meals myself.

But there it is: The festive food is nowhere near exquisite as the Imperial cuisine of China. Festive food in Tanzania has two main ingredients: pilau rice and meat. And the practice of schooling kids 1000 km away during Tanzania’s socialist years may have leveled the national taste somewhat. Dar es Salaam is a melting pot and is offering pretty much all kind of local food. So it looks like I may have reached the width and breadth of food after only two months. Continue reading The Food of Tanzania