Ugali time!

A Swiss, an Italian, an American, and a Kenyan cooking ugali in a Berliner kitchen.

Shabu told us that at the beginning he was not able to prepare food in our kitchen. It’s hard to get used to other cultures food habits/ systems when your culture is so different. For Cristina it was difficult to eat with her hands 😛

Some notable observations:

  • The ugali is shaped into a spoon to eat the vegetables so that no utensils are required.
  • A lot of water is needed to clean the pan.
  • Cleaning needs to be done quickly so that the ugali doesn’t stick to the pan.
  • The preparation was surprisingly quick and simple. We only needed a spoon, a pan, and a pot.
  • The ugali is shared from one big dish in the center of the table.


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