Hi folks, I’m back after a month’s hiatus! I was stranded without my camera for a while. It hopped on plane to sunny Mombasa and left me in the lurch covered in snow. Now that the camera’s back (thank you little sister), I can get back to regular posting!
The camera came back with souvenirs – from looks of these photos, it had a great time. I’m quite jealous, I miss all the great food in Mombasa, and I can practically taste it…
Mombasa street food is amaaazing.
Quintessential island snacks – from the top of the photo: east african style sambusas made with crisp phyllo pastry; battered and fried potato dumplings stuffed with a cayenne/lemon paste; more sambusas; and my favorites are the bajias – deep fried chickpea/coriander fritters.
The Oscar Goes to the Cassava Chips
And drum roll for my absolute favorite street food in the world: fried cassava chips sold on the shores of the island…thinly sliced fresh cassava dusted with cayenne, salt, and a squeeze of lemon.