This is why my holiday to Kenya was even more magical than just having a life altering nature experience in the Mara: the food was out of control! Now I am not one to post about food that I make here at home or food I eat along my life long foodie journey, but after over a year of 50/50 attempts at a decent meal I must share my excitement.
During a stop over in Nairobi on our way back from the Mara for lunch the meat lovers went to the newly opened KFC while Lisa and I went to a magical land known as a real cafe. This place had lemons in bowls, shelves built into the walls that were lined with wine and champagne as well as nice and friendly staff to make the overwhelming menu seem a little less daunting (choices are even harder for me now because I have forgotten what options are). I finally decided on the best sandwich in the whole entire world. The bread was soft (not hard or dry like here in Uganda), the ingredients were fresh and the mustard was delicious.
To follow that experience up Rashida and I had the pleasure of sharing a delicious Camembert cheese bake topped with sage, walnuts and truffle oil served with rye bread. Holy Hannah it was mind boggling.
On top of this meal I had another amazing one that I did not take a picture of - vegetarian California rolls (ten in total) with delicious soy sauce/wasabi/ginger along with three pasty dough shaped samosas filled with thinly sliced artichokes and Camembert cheese. I now understand why Besigye said during the Walk-to-Work Campaigns to be 'peaceful like a somosa' - they were zen in my belly.
Lisa also had this amazing dinner of calamari stuffed with more calamari. The risotto was perfect and the veggies were steamed to perfection. Calamari being the only seafood that doesn't send me into anaphylactic shock I had to try it and it was sinful.
The desserts were delectable and might have been my favorite part of the trip (screw the migration, right?). I had real ice cream for the first time in over a year, tiramisu and a delicious mocha and Bailey's truffle.
Now that I have realized a) how hungry this post has made me and b) how embarrassing it is that I just wrote a blog entry devoted to food I'm going to go get my ever faithful rice and beans for dinner. I might even throw in a chapatti to spice things up a bit. Man I hope there is chili sauce.