Experience exotic tastes of the African tropics steeped in centuries of seafaring history. From now until June 201 7, experience delicious regional and seafood specialties, enchanting flavours and the sights and sounds of our journey’s destinations from the comfort of your table at one of Africa’s favourite restaurants.
uShaka Marine World’s Cargo Hold Restaurant once again sets sail on their monthly culinary voyage around the world’s most exotic ports and destinations. The second “Cargo Hold World Cruise” begins in the port of Mombasa taking you on a gastronomic adventure full of East African flavours from Kenya for the entire month of September.
Mombasa – also known as the city of salt and of spice, of dreams and of battles, of poetry, of seafaring stories and of wave upon wave of traders from faraway lands. ‘It does not reveal the great secret it holds,’ wrote the classical Swahili poet Muyaka about his hometown. ‘Even those who are well-informed do not comprehend it.’ The city also dubbed the Island of War, has many faces, and a cultural melting pot of British, Asian, Arabic, Omanis, Indian, and Chinese immigrants which have enriched the city’s architecture and cuisine.
When describing their city in their native tongue, the Swahili people use an old line of poetry and proverb – ‘Kongowea nda mvumo, maji maangavu. Male!’ (‘Mombasa is famous, but its waters are dangerously deep. Beware!’). (Available at : http://www.lonelyplanet.com/kenya/the-coast/mombasa/introduction#ixzz4IhuP9DN7. Accessed 29 August 2016)
The culinary feast starts with our plentiful starter options; that of Kuchoma Kuku Na Spicy Karanga sauce (featuring mini roasted chicken kebabs with a spicy peanut sauce; Zabuni Pemezoni Calamari (tender calamari tubes delectably grilled & finished off in a peri-peri sauce; our vegetarian option of Supu Ye Malenge (Kenyan pumpkin soup) or Kachumbari Na Bidragen Kuku (Salad with chicken strips)
Main Courses are sure to excite, kicking off with Ingoho (Braised Chicken with onions, peppers, chicken stock, curry, spices and tomatoes), Nyama Choma (Roast Beef served with ugali (a semi-hard maize cake) and seasonal vegetables; Karanga (A flavoursome lamb meat and potato stew, served with your choice of ugali (a semi-hard maize cake) or rice or Sukuma Wiki, a vegetable stew made of leafy green vegetables.
To finish off our visit of Mombasa’s culinary delights, desserts include Maandazi (Deep-fried sweet donuts, served with vanilla ice cream); Nazi Ba Viazi pudding (Coconut and Sweet Potato Pudding); or Mombasa pumpkin dessert (A pumpkin like dessert made with pumpkin, sugar, coconut milk and cardamom).
So be sure to book your berth on our second journey and experience East African flavours by calling Cargo Hold on 031 328 8065/8066 or visit www.ushakamarineworld.co.za .