Authentic Swahili Food – UNBELIEVABLE CURRY MEAL in Lamu Island, Kenya!

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►Thanks to Hippo Dhow and http://www.experiencethevillage.com/ for arranging this for me.
►Also, watch the full Lamu street food tour here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mmlmyr2JP-4

Lamu Island in Kenya, is one of the best places to learn about and experience authentic Swahili culture and food. Thanks to Hippo Dhow and Experience the Village, they arranged for us to cook some Swahili food at home. We were in Shela Village, a few kilometers from the center of Lamu Old Town.

Our host Mom got straight to work on a full Swahili food food – Swahili culture and food is found on the East Coast of Africa, a mixture of local African, Arabian, and Indian. The first food we made were sambusas, small rounds of dough, cooked paper thin and filled with a shrimp spice mixture. They were perfectly wrapped then deep fried, and incredible delicious.

By far my favorite food of the day was the Lamu, Swahili prawns curry. The spice blend, the tomato sauce, the fresh coconut milk, and the squeeze of lime at the end, were the highlighting flavors. Along with freshly cooked coconut rice, it was one of the most memorable curries I’ve tried in a long time.

It was amazing to learn about Kenyan Swahili food and culture in Lamu Island!

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