Before I came to Kenya, I didn’t have the slightest idea about what people in this part of the world were having for dinner, but after almost a week in the country, with three daily doses of Kenyan food culture, I have already got a fairly good impression of what makes a traditional Kenyan meal.
The breakfast is often toast and a fruit, an egg or a sausage. Big jugs containing hot milk mixed with water are placed on the tables, so you can make your own delicious no frills chai latte.
Both the lunch and the supper is hot, and often very solid meals with a lot of starch from either maize flour or potatoes. The stews are surprisingly tasty and often contain different kinds of beans or lentils. Such a hearty meal makes sure you do not go to bed hungry, or wake up hungry the following morning for that sake..