The Ultimate KENYAN STREET FOOD TOUR in Mombasa

hey everyone I hope you’re having an

amazing day it’s mark means I’m in

Mombasa Kenya on the east coast of

Africa it’s really a melting pot of

cultures and foods and today I’m gonna

meet up with Farhana she is a local

youtuber she makes videos about travel

she loves to eat street food as well so

it’s gonna be a lot of fun and we’re

also gonna meet some meal and they’re

gonna take me and you on a street food

tour of Mombasa we’re gonna eat that

some of our Hannah’s favorite places and

we’re gonna share all of the delicious

food with you in this video right now


hello nice to meet you what’s up to me

oh hi mark how you doing okay and this

mom I’m gonna drive is known for snacks

so we’re gonna start off with by the

demo huh you find the caboose time oh


Sanpei yeah try that Wow I’ve eaten it

cook I don’t I don’t think I’ve ever

eaten it wrong I’m done and he’s just

like he has this stock that’s like a

trunk high and he just slices it rock oh

yeah it tastes like a hey that’s a

coconut flavor yeah but it’s crisp like

bamboo shoot’ like a bamboo or something

really good mine sweet

mine’s very good ones it’s a little bit

sour just the tinge of sourness but yeah

there’s there’s just nothing better than

a coconut it’s one of the most

refreshing things you could possibly

have on a hot day which Mombasa is today

I was really good I was so fast yeah my

friend he actually scoops it out for you

and like depending on your luck what

type of meat you get some is very

jealous very young I got quite a quite a

gem because it’s quite a thick coconut

meat but at the same time you can see

that it is gonna be nice and soft and

and creamy coconut creamy

and by the way that’s like the entire

coconut in this one chunk it’s soft yet

media at the same time this is a really

good one it’s super soft and it tastes

delicious eating the coconut he was

freshly frying some cassava and you put

salt chili and lemon

once it’s ready he takes out a piece and

he decorates it you season it he season

to floor me but he cuts a little slit in

it to fill it up with the seasoning a

combination of salt and chili and then

squeezes on the lime they loaded it with

chili you can see that kind of caked on


it’s fried it’s fresh it’s hot yeah oh I

got a little bit of the utility in my

eye with that wind gust but that’s okay

but that’s okay it’s incredibly good I

think this is absolutely delicious the

more chili you have tastier this know

for sure for sure okay I love eating

with you yeah it’s really really soft

cassava is starchy and dry but at the

same time like that’s the attractive

thing about it

we’re just moving down the line as we

were eating that cassava then they were

freshly frying the cassava

it’s it’s also franca Sava but in chip

crisp form instead of the thick pieces

no the combination of Chile salt and

lime juice

is your alignment oh it’s a lemon oh

okay it’s so fragrant lemon is a bit

more sour a perfect salty snack yeah

when you start with one you can’t stop

that’s exactly right

this is the roasted one roasted cassava

roasted cassava dusted me nuts the sweet

potatoes did sweet potato and that’s the

sweet corn another stall just down the

road you’re still on the ocean we’ve got

the ocean breeze

he is roasting a variety of things

there’s maize there’s there’s also sweet

corn there’s sweet potato

sweet and chilly and that’s what I love

about it it’s really soft and then you

get the sweetness and the chili at the

same time it hits you at the same time


I like that the three notes is

contrasted by the lemon and the salt

though actually this one is the sweet

pork growing up when I lived in Nairobi

for a few years now when I was like one

of my main street food snacks growing up

the roasted maize the juiciness most of

the other things were a little dried but

it was so juicy

we’re getting ready to move on from this

area maman Gena drive but it’s a great

place people come here locals come here

to relax if our Hana was mentioning that

it’s especially popular on the weekend

people even pull up their cars

you can order snacks they’ll deliver it

to your car you sit in your car you

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overlook the ocean you got the ocean

breeze it’s just a real chilled out

relaxing just friendly environment and

people are really friendly here – yeah

Mombasa is amazing


take a little drive through Mombasa and

we’re in the real back streets here you

really notice the mix of Arabian and

Indian cultures and local man this is a

busy enough okay I better move back over

here but what a what an action energy

place and I’m very excited for all we’re

gonna eat next

oh right yeah see but yes samosa and I’m

very excited for you to try the chili

but you’re so let’s go

hello these are the chili ones these are

the Dalbert years and these are the pack

potatoes vrc’s because I’m Campbell this

place looks like a gem it’s like in the

really in the back streets of Mombasa

down an alleyway you can actually smell

the aroma of all the the deep-fried



oh yeah that’s cool

this is the best out in the world

without a doubt I really want you to try

the whole gym that’s gonna be my first

bite that’s gonna be drivers like and by

the way Farhana is also vlogging be sure

you check out her blog and I will leave

it in the description box below thank

you this looks unbelievable this is what

Mombasa is all about to human masa it’s

all in this piece we have fried pack

potatoes it’s coated into this flour

kind of paste and then she just doused

it in the coconut chutney and chili

chili chili sauce it really has a mix of

local local Mombasa Indian yeah Arab

that’s those those are the main

representations of flavors and cooking

styles and spices okay we gotta start

with that chili

awesome a little bit spicy

but you taste the spices in there –

maybe the turmeric the coconut comes in

nicely and on top of the chili you’ve

got the chilli sauce as well so you’ve

got chili on top of chili

well yeah the potato is really good it’s

like a silky smooth potato back yeah

yeah that coconut chutney it’s also a

little sour any from let me just use

Evan juice it’s really good yeah those

are that is like all deep fried snack

like deliciousness on a single plate

that you could you could one the longer

it sits in the chutney the better yes

because it stops it in a little bit yeah

it gets towards the chili definitely

wins yeah as Sam Neill was mentioning it

gets better the longer it sits in that

chutney because it absorbs it all Cemile

went down the lane and bamyas bonito he

sees a very strong ginger

yeah that just slightly burns going down

it slightly goes up your nose

that’s what you want when you drink a

stone eating that was sensationally

delicious and this area of town is where

you really get a few a feel of the

culture of Mombasa sighs it’s great this

is this is beautiful

okay we’re moving on we’re stopping just

down the road for some sugarcane juice

which is very popular in Mombasa




that machine looks like it’s gotten a

lot of use over the years it’s my goat

it’s almost like a auto engine he takes

the sugarcane what’s what’s even better

than the sugarcane is he takes a lime

and a chunk of ginger sandwiches it into

the into the sugarcane squeezes it fresh

it it pours out into a pitcher like a

like a sugar cane waterfall and that is

fresh sugarcane juice

Wow really David ginger

yeah it is it is it’s for me like like

just sugar cane is too sweet with no

other case but with the addition of the

lime and the ginger to spice it up that

makes it good

and you’re right you know it’s not too

sweet it’s the perfect sweet ginger lime

combination sandscape outside and the

streets of Old Town Mombasa are just

like illuminated and pink from the

sunset oh and then the fluorescent

lights just came on right as I said that

next we are going to this street at

McCormick Hodari where they have all

these barbecue on the road and you can

get goat meat do you get a grilled

chicken it’s all grilled so grilled

chicken barbecue mutton as well we have

salads and lots of chilies as well


we are at Madera Street stretch when is

food all the way down the road barbecue

is mainly barbecue and right now we’re

just up in facebook damascus jobar much

I’m stepping into the meat bus oh you

can even smell it oh yeah oh that smells

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good few things in the world that make

me happier than a hissing role of meat

buddy but this is where you can really

notice the melting pot the mix of

cultures that are present and that have

so much history including of course the

food in Mombasa


wraps it up and I like the touch where

you like Chuck’s it back on to the pile

of chicken in the context of give it

that final warming edge beautiful it’s

called Damascus shell arma so I’m yeah

the owner is from Syria okay

maybe from Damascus

oh yeah

in hire like handheld show Armas just so

tender and it’s so easy to eat that’s so

awesome date with Farhana she likes

spicy too we are yes that’s okay

shout out darling Oh Shawn Mobilio Oh at

this place yeah so they come right now

here something about your arm oh when

you get to the bottom it’s even better

because if garlic sauce has accumulated

to the bottom there so it’s all mushy

and like absorbed into that that Fred

and that means I would love a coffee oh

wait wait

that sounds like the perfect thing

before we eat more meat the local style

of coffee that you’ll find all over the

the coast of East Africa and then he

squeezed in some ginger and you can

smell that ginger black coffee oh yeah

that smells really good strong smells

really good yes I love it I love it that

is strong strong black coffee it’s kind

of almost chocolaty but then with that

ginger bite

one more one more but yeah I couldn’t

stop at one I had to get I had to have

another one and I think he squeezed in a

bunch more ginger this time yeah that’s

a lot of ginger ugh it’s so good

conveniently right over the little blue

picket fences where we’re eating next

all along this street you can smell the

smoke in the air there’s a number of

different rural restaurants this

particular restaurants called a posse

Darwin cafe it’s the best one there food

is really

they’re drilling all the meet medical

front I it looks incredible

vegetable bunny misshapen monk you want

to try a one no like you want to order

one of everything or again I’m standing

here with the girl masters that are

making mr. cocky on this grill and this

one is that you can pick up you can pick

on that side but you can you can feel

the heat reading optic radiating off the

girl you can smell the meat and aromas

we ordered a bit of everything we’re

gonna have a mate piece that’s for sure

very similar to martabak or Amitabha

which you will find throughout Southeast

Asia and the Middle East and for me

what’s really fascinating about the food

in Mombasa is that seeing seeing how all

the cultures have come together because

you’ll notice the influences from India

with the spices you’ll notice the the

local Swahili coastal food and then

you’ll also notice the real Arabian Arab

influence as well but everything is

slightly altered it’s been years and

years of history in the making Mombasa

is a beautiful city with amazing food

we’re sitting down for the feast right

now you have all the girl we meet the

colors the choppa

yeah it looks unbelievably good what do

you wanna start with okay yes that’s

yeah that sounds good we just put some

onto the plate yeah tried without it

first okay this is just the play music

Aki there’s a lot of sauces that we can

try as well but at first we just have to

try the meat on its own because it’s

marinated in quite a lot of spices okay


so saw mm-hmm really tasty there’s just

a like an abundance of spice on there

yeah let’s move into the sauce now

there’s a green sauce there’s a red

sauce and there’s a tamarind some kind

of mix all those together

they never go wrong with sauce when you

get a little bit of the sourness from

the tamarind is one fish kaki is

fantastic all right Farhana let’s move

into that kabobs we’re gonna go for that

red chili sauce this one and when I kind

of keep this sauce is separate this time

so that we can compare and contrast so

tender and it kind of oozes with like

salty juices as you keep on to it spring

chicken this I think this one is the

spring check we got spring chicken which

is a young chicken nice yeah that looks

incredible oh yeah you can see how juicy

that is oh yeah you can feel how juicy

it is in your fingers oh look at that



well it’s awesome yet so so juicy and so


we’ve got that real like like smoky

flavor from the grill

oh yeah they keep like brushing it with

oil part of the reason I keep it moist

as they keep on grilling it over the

hook well imagine my G with a like

melting on the side it was very cool to

watch him make this eye he first slaps

that doe then he adds in the mixture and

some keema and then he adds in the

cheese and then he makes a little like a

little like doughnut and then he cracks

in two eggs he like whips them up within

the the dough he folds it up and somehow

magically he transports that to the

griddle without anything spilling and

then it cooks into a into a pancake very

similar yeah

kind of like fertile day with the minced

beef right and also lots of onions in

there yeah that is so good you like it

spicy you’ll get it spicy more thank you

welcome so you take the salad we pick up

with all the chili and you put it on top

of this and you take a big bite pick it

up and put it on yeah yeah Gillian says

that maybe this is the ultimate chapatti

bite yeah Mombasa style I’m looking

forward that’s a big bite

oh hell

how does it taste I love that mixture

place it’s so good and with a chili

sauce that makes it incredible the

minute you take that fight okay next up

this is the chicken tikka leg I’m just

gonna wipe this thigh in the sauce yeah

it is really good that that spring

chicken that spring chicken was

excellent so you know this chicken is

also going to be good because I’m pretty

sure it’s the same marination it’s just

delicious it’s just like and you can you

can tell that it’s been marinated for a

long time because the flavor goes into

the meat all the way to the bone without

just being on the surface and taste

cumin in that bag ooh oh yeah oh what a

what a wonderful superb user kick out

these are chips they’re fried potatoes

known locally as masala chips it’s a

tomatoey blend of spices and cilantro

and there that just coats

definitely change that kuranda rule

they’re really tomatoey a little bit

sweet a little bit and then you got the

starchiness at the piano

who loses it’s Chris penis witness ah

see but the sauce makes up for that for

that so basically what we do get

chirps okay and then eat it together

with someone to be yeah yeah

sooner than the beating they put it all

it up yeah okay take a piece of the

chicken okay and you think it’s with the

chips okay together now will be my next

bike for sure

masala chips

nice that you’ve got that Tang eNOS

that’s what these these the masala chips

are very tangy got that like sweet sour

combo that was insanely good what was

your favorite food from the entire day

that was a really nice mix of sweet yeah

I have to say that I mean the meat was

absolutely incredible but for me the

uniqueness of yes and specifically the

fried chili that was the ultimate bite

of this entire day but I have to say a

huge thank you to Farhana or taking me

around to some of her favorite places I

will leave the link in this description

box but check out her channel she’s

she’s not only she loves food she’s fun

to hang out with and she loves spicy

food so go check her out go subscribe to

her channel thank you – Clara Hana

I also want to say a huge thank you to

sub meal for setting a lot of things up

for me in mombasa he’s done a lot of

behind the scenes work so thank you this

a meal

and this actually happens to be my very

first day in Mombasa so this was a an

incredible introduction to the food the

culture I love walking around the

streets it’s really a melting pot and

it’s a beautiful city that’s gonna be it

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