Tales from Kenya: Fufu and Pepper soup from Nigeria, with love

by Roselyn Kangara

4 November was quite the day for me.

It’s a well-known secret that I am quite the foody. There is not a restaurant in the Kenyan capital that I have not waltzed in just to get a feel of their ambience and what they have to offer on a platter. Name one? #I dare you#

I love to try different foods and when my editor approved my coverage of this restaurant, I was more than glad to be of service. Rhoda Vemouaz is a restaurant located in Hurlingham, Marcus Garvey road and off George Padmore lane next to the Korean, Happiness and Love restaurant.

Owned by Nigerian diplomat who prefers to be addressed simply as Miss Rhoda or fondly, mama ‘G’ by close friends, it’s a first of its kind being the first purely West African restaurant in Nairobi. Its home away from home for the growing West African population here in Kenya.

The restaurant serves an array of dishes including Fufu, cow skin, pepper soup, African salad et al in the garden and a mini bar inside the main use for refreshments. I am yet to understand the prospect of cow skin being food for the rich and Fufu sliding in my mouth as opposed to the Kenyan Ugali I have gotten accustomed to chewing…lol.

If you are West African in Kenya and miss your mother’s cooking, ‘Rhoda Vemouaz’ is the place to go to!!

Go Miss Rhoda!!

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