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Kenyan Food at Smithsonian Folklife Festival

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Kenyan Food at Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Steve | Jul 3, 2014 12:37 PM

Only three days left of the Folklife Festival which features two themes this year, China and Kenya.

Normally the food at the festival is a dreary affair. But I have to say the Nyama Choma (grilled beef) from the Kenyan uplands food tent is the single best dish I've ever had at the festival. I know, the bar has been set low in the past. But this really hit the spot in a way the food has not done before.. I also tried the masala chips (fries), doused in gravy, at the coastal restaurant. They were fun to eat but just ok.

The uplands food is provided by Swahili Village in Beltsville, which is the most serious Kenyan place in the DC area.

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