Question

As a local what is five favorite foods

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City: Nairobi

Area: Nairobi Area

Country: Kenya

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Kenya has a vast range of quality locally produced food, there are lots of international resteraunts catering for all tastes, here are some of the local dishes that are popular
1. Choma...Choma resteraunts are where they roast meet mainly goat, beef and chicken roasted over a open fire grill.
2. Ugali
3. Irio
4. Githeri
5. Fish, Tilapia or Red Snapper.

Hope this is of help if you need more details I am more than willing to help.
Thanks Dave Stewart
sure it is!
I would like to add
Pilau
1.beans & chapati
2. Ugali&fish
3.mixture of beans &maize
4.chips&fish
5.porridge
Favourites:
1.Githeri.(Mixture of maize and beans/black beans)
2.Matoke(Bananas).
3.Rice(with meat/vegetable stew).
4.Roasted meat.
5.Ugali with stew as No. 3 above.
Well Kenya has different regions where different foods are favourites , Coastal region is popular for its Rice dishes with meatsinside normally called Pilau or Biryani , Central region is very popular for Githeri and Irio which is basically a mixture of Potatoes, Beans , Maize and thn mashed into a very thick paste to give you Githeri , when green vegetables are added to it itis then know as Irio. Western region is very famous f its Chicken dishes normally eaten with UGALI which is basically Maize flour added to Hotwater and then cooed into a hard cake like thing. Ugali can be hd with different stews like chicken , mutton , ot beef . or just wit Veggies. Nyanza region is very popul;ar with Fish mainly Omena ( small fish like sardines ) Tilipia ad Nile Perch because of this regns proximity to Lake Victoria. And another verypopular pass time is feasting on Roasted Meat called NYAMA CHOMA which can be found in every nook and corner of any major place you visit. All the same most of these dishes are readily available every where in the country, Apart rom these you can get Continental , Italian , Indian, Chinese, Japanese resturants specially in the big cities o the counry.
Nyama choma (roasted meat)
Pilau
Chapati
Some of the most favorite foods taken here in Kenya are:
- Irio (a mixture of potatoes and greens munched together)
- Motoke (unripe banana cooked with stew).... very heavy food
- Pilau (rice cooked with spices).... a favorite dish for most ladies
- Ugali & Choma (ugali is a mixture of floor and boiled water stirred together to form a bread like, while choma is fresh meat roasted over charcoal banner)... most favorite with Kenyan men
- Njahi chapati ..... not very common, but very healthy type of food
most elaborate and to the point.
Well Kenyan delicacies are as varied as the Kenyan people themselves but my personal favorites are in order from favorite:

1. Chapati with almost any Kenyan stew but fish (tilapia) is my favorite.
2. Ugali with fish
3. Pilau
4. Samaki wa kupakwa
5. Wali wa Nazi
6. Biriani.
1. Nyama choma & Roast potatoes
2. Kuku fry & Mokimo
3. Pilau & greens
4. kuku kienyeji & Nzenga
5. Samaki fry & Ugali
madodo(chapo,ugali,mukimo,viazi,mchele,)
chips (stew,kuku,beef,soup)
snacks(tea with sousages,kebabs,)
githeri(special or plain)
fish(ugali,mchele with herbs)
babercue with ugali and two beer.
TRADITIONAL DISH CALLED MUKIMON COOKED USING , BOILED MAIZE BEANS,SOME POTATOES,AND TRADITIONS VEGETABLES CALLED KAHURURA ,MARENGE, SEGETTI
Kenya as a country has about 10 major blocks of ethnic communities with different backgrounds hence different in terms of food.
1. Western Kenya-Chicken-Ugali. Ugali is sifted maize meal boiled and bounded into a hard ball. The chicken can be boiled, fried or roasted.
2. Rift Valley- Mursik-Ugali.-Mursik is sour milk which is preserved in a traditional quard. The milk is usually preserved in the quard for 3 to 4 days to ferment and no other process is required.
3. Central Kenya- Mukimo. Mukimo is a mixture of green vegetables, fresh corn, potatoes and sometimes beans. The mixture is boiled to tenderness and bounded to a near hard ball.
4. Coast-Pilau. This is the main food for the Swahili and other coastal people. This is just rice that is added so many ingredients. Many people add meat or chichen. It is also prepared with a lot of curries. It is a tradition that it is eaten with bare hands, i.e. no spoon or folk.
5. Nyanza(Areas around lake Victoria)-Fish and ugali.
6. It’s important to note that the favorite meal for the urban areas is nyama choma, which is roasted goat or sheep meat. This can be taken with ugali or chips(fries)
favoritism food
Nyama Choma ( goat or chicken
Mukimo
Githeri
Ugali & Fish
Pilau
There exists a number of dishes.
1.matoke
2.Githeri
3.Choma
4.Ugali and fish
5.pilau
just but to mention afew
well in my area there are lot of food that traveler can enjoy more.once you are in west lands you will need to taste Nyama choma that's roasted Meat either Beef or Chicken with Chapati or Ugali. Rice and Stew. we have Githeri. Chips and variety of both international food and Kenyan local food.am very sure you will enjoy the food in west lands restaurants.
I am more of MUKIMO (maize mashed with green peas, potatoes and 'pumpkin leaves') with NYAMCHOM (barbecued meat could be beef, mutton, chicken etc) and KACHUMBARI (this is a sald of onions, tomatoes, dhania, pepper some add avocadoes and cucumbers) very yummy.
Many Kenyans love roast meat, whether goat, beef or pork We call it nyama choma. My favourite local foods are
1. nyambo choma
2.irio - this is a mash of maize, beans, peas, potatoes and a local green
3.Ugali and sukuma wiki - this is a maize flour dish eaten with a savoury green called sukuma wiki
4.Githeri - a mixture of maize and beans
5.matoke - green cooked bananas. This is a dish from Uganda
Most people love chama choma especially on wekends and any other outing.

Other favorite foods include Ugali which is the national dish. This is a favorite with nyama choma, fish, chicken and green vegetables.

Rice, Chapati and Githeri are the other favorite foods around.
There are lots of nice dishes found locally for example for the traditional vegetables;
osuga,
chinsaga,
terere,
cowpeas,
managu,
mrenda.
Other good dishes found are millet ugali and the famous tilapia fish which is very delicious.
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One delightful element about Kenya food is its diverse flavor. Kenyan cooking draws upon a variety of ethnic traditions merged with the seasonings and tastes of outside countries. Because of Kenya's long-standing relationship with foreign settlers and its colonization by the British, the taste, cooking methods and presentation of Kenyan foods have been greatly influenced by the Indians, Arabs, Europeans, and Pakistanis as well as some western countries.

Common Ethnic Foods in Kenya

* Ugali - a semi-hard cake made of maize (corn) flour or millet flour. It's a favorite meal for all Kenyans and usually accompanies fish, meat, nyama choma, meat stews, sukuma wiki or other greens.
See an ugali recipe»

* Sukuma Wiki - a vegetable stew made of leafy green vegetables, mainly collards or kale. Sukuma wiki is the foundation of many Kenyan meals. The word ´sukuma wiki´ means ´to stretch the week´, implying that sukuma wiki is a food used to stretch the meals to last for the entire week. See a sukuma Wiki recipe»


* Nyama Choma - The most popular dish in Kenya is this roasted beef or goat meat meal. It is mainly cooked over an open fire and served with ugali and kachumbari or mixed vegetables. See a nyama choma recipe»


* Kachumbari - a fine mixture of chopped tomatoes, onions, pepper, cilantro, lemon juice and in some cases, avocado. It is usually served with nyama choma and ugali. See a kachumbari recipe»


* Chapati - a round, flat unleavened bread cooked on a griddle to a soft brown color and served with meat stew and vegetables. See a chapati recipe»


* Githeri - a mixture of boiled maize(corn) and beans that can be lightly fried with onion. It is a popular meal among the Kamba and Kikuyu tribes. See a githeri recipe»


* Ingoho - chicken cooked "Luhya style" by the Luhya tribe of Western Kenya. It is their signature meal, which they serve to important visitors.


* Pilau - rice cooked as rice pilaf, flavored with Indian spices. Pilau is a common dish served during Kenyan parties, celebrations and festive seasons. See a pilau recipe»


* Wali - rice boiled in coconut milk. Along the Kenyan coast, wali is a popular meal of the Swahili and Mijikenda tribes. Palm trees are grown all across Kenya's coastline and fresh coconut is always readily available. See a wali recipe»


* Karanga - a meat and potato stew, usually served with ugali or rice. See a Kenyan beef stew recipe»


* Kienyeji / Irio - potatoes mashed with either beans/peas or maize and pumpkin leaves, then sautéed with onions and served with either beef stew or vegetables. An alternative is mashing boiled maize and beans to make irio. See a kienyeji / irio recipe»


* Maandazi - deep fried sweets (similar to doughnuts) served for breakfast with tea or coffee. They also serve well as a snack for late afternoon tea/coffee. See a maandazi recipe»


* Chai - tea boiled with milk and sugar. It's served hot and is the beverage of choice for most Kenyans. See a chai recipe»


* Samosa - a delicious deep-fried, square-shaped, meat-filled dough that is served as a snack or appetizer.


* Uji - porridge traditionally made from fermented millet, corn flour mix or a mixture of millet flour, maize meal and powdered milk. Because of its high nutritional value, uji is a popular drink prepared for infants, adolescents, nursing mothers and those who are sick. See an uji recipe»
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Common Ethnic Foods in Kenya

* Ugali - a semi-hard cake made of maize (corn) flour or millet flour. It's a favorite meal for all Kenyans and usually accompanies fish, meat, nyama choma, meat stews, sukuma wiki or other greens.
See an ugali recipe»

* Sukuma Wiki - a vegetable stew made of leafy green vegetables, mainly collards or kale. Sukuma wiki is the foundation of many Kenyan meals. The word ´sukuma wiki´ means ´to stretch the week´, implying that sukuma wiki is a food used to stretch the meals to last for the entire week. See a sukuma Wiki recipe»


* Nyama Choma - The most popular dish in Kenya is this roasted beef or goat meat meal. It is mainly cooked over an open fire and served with ugali and kachumbari or mixed vegetables. See a nyama choma recipe»


* Kachumbari - a fine mixture of chopped tomatoes, onions, pepper, cilantro, lemon juice and in some cases, avocado. It is usually served with nyama choma and ugali. See a kachumbari recipe»


* Chapati - a round, flat unleavened bread cooked on a griddle to a soft brown color and served with meat stew and vegetables. See a chapati recipe»


* Githeri - a mixture of boiled maize(corn) and beans that can be lightly fried with onion. It is a popular meal among the Kamba and Kikuyu tribes. See a githeri recipe»


* Ingoho - chicken cooked "Luhya style" by the Luhya tribe of Western Kenya. It is their signature meal, which they serve to important visitors.


* Pilau - rice cooked as rice pilaf, flavored with Indian spices. Pilau is a common dish served during Kenyan parties, celebrations and festive seasons. See a pilau recipe»


* Wali - rice boiled in coconut milk. Along the Kenyan coast, wali is a popular meal of the Swahili and Mijikenda tribes. Palm trees are grown all across Kenya's coastline and fresh coconut is always readily available. See a wali recipe»


* Karanga - a meat and potato stew, usually served with ugali or rice. See a Kenyan beef stew recipe»


* Kienyeji / Irio - potatoes mashed with either beans/peas or maize and pumpkin leaves, then sautéed with onions and served with either beef stew or vegetables. An alternative is mashing boiled maize and beans to make irio. See a kienyeji / irio recipe»


* Maandazi - deep fried sweets (similar to doughnuts) served for breakfast with tea or coffee. They also serve well as a snack for late afternoon tea/coffee. See a maandazi recipe»


* Chai - tea boiled with milk and sugar. It's served hot and is the beverage of choice for most Kenyans. See a chai recipe»


* Samosa - a delicious deep-fried, square-shaped, meat-filled dough that is served as a snack or appetizer.


* Uji - porridge traditionally made from fermented millet, corn flour mix or a mixture of millet flour, maize meal and powdered milk. Because of its high nutritional value, uji is a popular drink prepared for infants, adolescents, nursing mothers and those who are sick. See an uji recipe»

Where Can You Enjoy Ethnic Kenyan Food?

Everywhere in Kenya! In restaurants, hotels and lodges, elaborate buffets and à la carte menus of Kenyan food are part of the meal offering. If you are new to Kenyan food and want to experience a truly ethnic meal, then you should visit one of the eating establishments frequented by local Kenyans. Nyama choma and ugali top the list of popular Kenyan cuisine and are a "must eat".

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