Mom-umental Mothers

written by Yummy Editorial 14th May 2019

The month of May brings with it something special: Mother’s Day. This one day gives us a reason to appreciate the mothers in our lives and the roles they play for a whole month. In line with this, the Yummy team searched for a couple of mothers and found out where they like to take some time for themselves and enjoy delectable meals.   

Natasha Elkington

Natasha is the director of Momo Love Kitchen, a home catering outfit specialising in authentic Tibetan cuisine. They serve both cooked and frozen goodies, with daily food (and outside catering) service delivering all over Nairobi. Most of the menu was created by her Tibetan husband, Yula Tsering who was a chef when they met in a little restaurant in Dharamsala, at the foothills of the Himalayas.


My favourite place in Nairobi to eat (which is not an easy one as there are wicked dining spots all over town) would probably have to be Tokyo, the Japanese/Korean restaurant in Lavington. I am mostly a veggie these days so I find their menu quite eclectic and fresh. I enjoy their seaweed salad, Korean sweet potato noodle dish and miso soup. I also have to indulge in a gyro once in a while and I love the Mama Rocks veggie (suji) burger to hit the spot when the craving arises!


Catherine Kariuki

Catherine is the sensational fashion and blended families blogger behind the brand Fashionable Stepmum. She is a wife, biological mother of 1, stepmother to 3 and adoptive mother of 2 who uses her blog to highlight her transition from a single girl to a step mum. It also shows her style evolution over the years.


Tapas Ceviche

Tapas is a dainty, boutique restaurant at the heart of Westgate Mall.  I love the ambience, from the low lighting to wood accents, which makes it warm and very inviting. When I want to indulge in their tasty delicacies, I often ask for their Potato Bravas, Fried Cauliflower, Meatballs and Grilled Prawns.


Sharon Mundia

Sharon is a digital content creator, TV host and a mother. And yes, all three are full-time jobs! She runs a blog, This is Essential which gives helpful advice on motherhood, fashion and wellness among other topics. She also hosts Living with Ess, a lifestyle program that serves relevant conversations.


Wasp & Sprout

It’s a quaint, little restaurant at a hidden corner in Loresho that I accidentally discovered a few years ago and have been absolutely enamoured with ever since. Their eclectic, afro-bohemian décor makes for the best Instagram pictures and the best part is that most of their furniture (if not all) is made in Kenya and available for purchase. Their pulled pork burger is a favourite and on those days I’m after a quick bite, I’ll always go for their banana bread with espresso butter. Try it, thank me later! 

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