Swahili cuisine is enjoyed by numerous Kenyans and is obviously most prevalent in Kenya. Originally from the coast, Swahili cuisine has penetrated all corners of the country and is not just enjoyed at the coast but everywhere else as well.
The Swahili culture is diverse and has several influences, such as the Arabic, Indian and European cultures. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the Swahili cuisine is heavily influenced by these places.
A fried pastry with a filling which is usually either beef or chicken.
A deep fried pastry that contains cardamom and coconut milk.
The direct translation is ‘bread of eggs.’ Also known as Kenyan sponge cake.
Fried sweet dumplings coated with a sweet syrup called ‘kaimati.’
A donut-like pastry made with coconut milk and cardamom.
Fried potatoes coated with spices such as chillies, coriander, and onions.
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Swahili cuisine is also found in other Swahili-speaking countries such as Tanzania and the island of Zanzibar.