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the eating project: month sixseveneight.

March 7, 2012

This is part of our Eating Project. To check out where else we’ve eaten in the past 8 months, click here.

I’m proud to announce that we finally completed our African part of the Eating Project. Feels good.

Initially we were going to do it last month, but then we realized it would be much more fun to eat African food with some World Race friends, so we waited until this past weekend when 3 of them came into town for a World Race wedding. This was the best decision. It was so fun being with everyone. We even got the groom and one of the groomsmen to join us for dinner. So great.

The restaurant we chose was Flavors of East Africa, located in San Diego (where the wedding was).

Our first impression of the restaurant was positive. Before we even got there, we checked out their website, and they had some fun music playing, so it already sounded like a party. It looked a bit like a hole in the wall place, which I tend to enjoy for the quirkiness. There were fun African murals and such on the walls, which gave it a festive environment. Also our waitress was pretty hilarious/adorable, so she endeared us to the place and herself.

   

   

We ordered with a bit of trouble. Shannon ended up being sadly disappointed that they were out of ugali and it would be at least 30 minutes until they could make more (authentic African experience). At another point, the waitress laughed in Colby’s face when he tried to pronounce something off the menu. It was awkward.

Once the food came, it received reviews. Shannon and Don ordered the chai, and it ended up being more like Indian chai than African milky tea. They were disappointed. Colby sweetly split the goat with me. I was really into goat in Kenya. The ladies marinated nice chunks in something amazingly delicious, and we would eat it in chapati as burritos. My mouth is watering just thinking of it. This goat, however, was kind of scary (which is also authentic Africa when I think about it). It was all there on the plate with some bones and stuff…and it was pretty chewy. The dish that was the biggest hit in my opinion was the dengu (lentil curry). It was yum. And of course…the chapati. In Africa we were obsessed with chapati. Adam even made up a song about it (“chapati in the USA!”).

   

All in all, A+ experience. It goes to show that life is so much about the company that you keep. Will we eat here again? I’m sure we will not. But this still may have been my favorite Eating Project experience yet.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 7, 2012 7:46 pm

    omg that goat in Kenya was so good.

  2. Robin permalink
    March 7, 2012 8:12 pm

    Oh god, I need chapati so badly after seeing those pictures! I love that you guys are doing this, by the way! Very cool!

  3. Halley permalink
    March 7, 2012 10:33 pm

    Ditto to all of the above.

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