What has your week been like? Ours was pretty interesting; we’re currently getting praises for our latest issue (which you should totally check out here) and we got to enjoy a few dishes with a twist at Kulan Café. After recently opening at the CBD on Kaunda Street, the Yummy team made their way there on a sunny afternoon for a food-exploration.
Served in tall glasses and perfectly chilled, Kulan Café’s vanilla milkshakes had us sold. Thick and oh so delicious, that’s exactly what our parched mouths needed in that scorching Nairobi heat.
Camel milk + cappuccino gets you ‘Camelcinno’
Other than offering meals ranging from breakfast, lunch to dinner dishes, Kulan Café also sells camel meat and camel milk products. The camelcinno is especially a cup you should grab. Bashir, the founder of the city cafe, explained to us that camel milk is a great alternative for those of us who are lactose-intolerant. The milk has a slightly salty taste which when used in coffee, gives off an excellently balanced drink. Those hectic Monday mornings will be half-solved by this camelcinno.
We enjoyed the strawberry and vanilla yoghurt and we were not disappointed at all. We were more taken by the strawberry yoghurt which was not too sugary and had this character to it. The fruity taste of the strawberries is also greatly enhanced and you actually enjoy more flavour as opposed to your usual yoghurt. This yoghurt is also great for those who are lactose-intolerant.
Stirfry camel meat with pilau prepared with raisins
Camel meat is a good source of protein and has low intermuscular fat as opposed to beef. It also has a high portion of good fatty acids. It’s no wonder that Kulan Café finds great pride in their stirfry dish. Our host, Bashir, explained to us that the camel meat they use is from a very particular cut of the camel. It was the softest meat we had honestly! It was also deliciously flavoured and we had to ask what they use to marinate it. Are you trying to guess the secret marinade used? We recommend you head there for a bite. Don’t forget to order a side-dish of their savoury pilau which had raisins. This is the kind of lunch we want to have every day.
Steak with potato wedges
Potatoes are man’s best friend (let’s not jump into an argument right now please) and we had the roasted potato wedges at Kulan Café. They are worth all the hype. The biggest fear is always whether the potatoes are well cooked but that fear was immediately allayed when we had the first few bites. The wedges were like enjoying an advanced version of fries but with a touch to them that nearly had us asking for more.
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