Yes, you read that correctly!
Kibanda food is delicious and nutritious and affordable Don’t argue with us. Argue with your boda guy. In this current economic climate (Hello chocolate VAT!). We need to give up on high end restaurants and maybe give Kibandas and our wallets a chance. Ama namna gani ma fren? Here is some Kibanda food that we sampled and we swear none of it was above 200 bob.
1.Ugali and dry fry
Are you even Kenyan if you have not eaten Ugali dry fry? We only recognised you as Kenyan from your ID and naming the ingredients that make up this national dish. Its Ugali, meat of your choice that has been fried down in it’s own fats and juices and to top it all off with all the kachumbari you can eat. Is anyone else hungry just reading this? Just us then? Ok.
Chapo madondo is a national treasure and we don’t want any argument here. Is it even a Kibanda if it does not serve chapo madondo? The best way to have it is with some chilli and avocado on the side. (Watu wa avocado is trash please speak among yourselves)
Ugali managu is good enough for our ancestors (who had no VAT by the way),then it is good enough for us. If your kibanda is fancy, they even make it with milk cream which is honestly heavenly you guys. Try it!
We are not talking about trash githeri here folks. I’m talking about soft maize and beans slow cooked in spices, onions, tomatoes and dhania. It’s served hot with some fresh chilli paste, some kachumbari and an avocado. Whew chile, there is a God!
There is never a need to be so middle class and hurt your wallet. Guys, let’s manage our money better and promote kibanda culture. All the food is delicious anyway, so why not?