【Coffee Break】African meal report ~Part.2: Uganda ~

African meal report ~Part.2: Uganda ~

 
 
It is very important to understand what is being eaten locally in understanding local overseas.
It depends on what you are eating, because you can see various things such as the lives of local people, agricultural circumstances, development of industries such as processed foods.
 
For the second time, we will report on the meals in Uganda located in Eastern Africa.
 
Uganda is described as “the pearl of Africa” because of beautiful lakes and hills, rich greens and so on.
Also, the capital city of Kampala is located directly under the equator but the altitude is 1,200 meters, so the average temperature is 21 degrees throughout the year and the annual rainfall is about 1,050 mm.
We can say it’s very comfortable.
Furthermore you can feel safety, so in the past Uganda has sometimes shone as “the country the world wants to visit”.
※Lonely Planet, the research in 2012
 
This time I will introduce some of the traditional meals and so on.
 
Here, at a restaurant that offers traditional Ugandan meals.

 
You can eat traditional Ugandan meals in a buffet style.

 
It’s roughly 1,000 yen here.
In addition, lunch can be eaten for less than 500 yen at the common people ‘s restaurant in town.
 
First of all, I introduce from staple food.
The dish on the left is freshwater fish, boiled tilapia.
 
Tilapia and Nile perch are both freshwater fish and are eaten locally.
I can choose head side and tail side, but I chose the head side.
The taste is pale white and delicious.
Because it is a river fish, there is inevitable muddy, but I did not mind at all.
 
The plates on the right side serve grains.
I will introduce some of them.
· Matoke: steamed mashed steamed banana for not sweet
· Pochos: Corn flour mixed with hot water
· Rumonde, Mugoyo: Both sweet potatoes
· Other potatoes: yam potato, cassava
· Pumpkin (Yellow one)

 
You can eat “saunnut” with sauce made from peanut powder based on it.
 
In the cafeteria, select multiple staple foods and choose one type of side dishes.
When asking “Do you have anything today?” To the shopkeeper, you will be introduced staple food menu such as “Matke, Posho, Rice, potato · · ·” and choose from 1 to 3 items from there.
Next, when asking for side dishes, answers like ‘beef’, ‘goat’ or ‘fish’ came back, and if we picked one from there, the order was completed.
  
 
This is a chicken sold at a stall.


 
Bake it on the spot and wrap it in a set together with fried onions.
It is roughly 300 yen around.
 
 
Finally, here is fast food ate at the shopping mall.

 
Here “Mr. Tasty” is a fast food restaurant often seen locally.
The menu is similar to KFC, but the price is cheaper and it is like McDonald’s in Japan.
 
It is roughly 300 – 400 yen in a set of hamburgers + potatos + water like the picture.

 
Please be careful as you get tired of having just eaten this.
Since fresh green salad etc can not be eaten except for eating out, we need to devise vegetables by ingenuity, such as eating at home.
 
This pointed out some of the dietary circumstances of Uganda.
I also want to look at the foods of other countries in Africa, touched upon.

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