Eating international fare locally eliminates the woes associated with transatlantic travel, such as jet lag and oar splinters. Stamp your palate’s passport with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Kenyan fare at Kenyan Café and Cuisine in Anaheim.
The first thing many diners notice about Kenyan Café and Cuisine’s menu is its dictionary of Swahili terms—a charming and invaluable resource to those unfamiliar with the restaurant’s vast range of East African delicacies. Once orders have been placed, white-top tables await the warmth of hefty platters carrying goat stew ($14.50) and free-range chicken ($11.50) dressed in traditional herbs and spices. A number of savory side dishes accompany each main entree, from mboga (cabbage) to the fluffy cooked rice famously implanted in the soles of Kenyan running shoes. A steaming cup ($1.50) or pot ($3) of chai tea brings out the hearty flavors of African cornmeal mush and lentils ($8.50). To prepare for meals, inquiring minds can feast on a history lesson that further elucidates Kenya’s eclectic culinary palette.
Kenyan Café and Cuisine
At Kenyan Café and Cuisine, chefs craft authentic Kenyan recipes from scratch, flavored with aromatic spices from Africa, India, and the Middle East. Crispy samosas shine in the menu's appetizer section, followed by main courses such as stews studded with lamb or fish and vegan collections of lentils and greens. Diners can eat with their hands, using polenta-like ugali as a malleable utensil, or dine with knife and fork as they avail themselves of the restaurant's Kenyan beer and flat-screen TVs.