For a long time now I’ve been meaning to make an introduction video for my YouTube channel… So I finally did. It includes a bit of food, ok, actually, the entire thing is about food. The video will play automatically when someone lands on my video channel, as an effort to entice them to subscribe […]
In the middle of a quiet tree lined residential area ...
On my last day in Stone Town, right before jumping ...
Ethiopia, with friendly people, an ancient and fascinating culture, and ...
by Mark Wiens on December 1, 2013
by Mark Wiens on November 28, 2013
Ethiopia is one of the top livestock producing nations in the world. People LOVE to eat meat! But the good news is, if you’re vegetarian, or if you just want to eat healthy, Ethiopia also has some of the best vegetarian food I’ve ever had in the world. Far from a vegetarian myself, I ended […]
by Mark Wiens on November 26, 2013
One of the greatest things to eat in Tanzania is mishkaki. It’s the Tanzanian version of the skewered shish kebab. Mishkaki is a creation that contains a little African, a little Middle Eastern, and a little Indian influence to it. Beef and chicken are the most popular, but fish is also occasionally available. One evening […]
by Mark Wiens on November 21, 2013
Chips mayai (also known as chipsi mayai) is one of the most widely available and popular Tanzanian street foods in the country. Chips, is of course another word for French fries, and mayai is the Kiswahili word for eggs. Together it’s French fries and eggs, or to put it more clearly, a French fries omelet. […]
by Mark Wiens on November 19, 2013
While the quality and taste of the food is obviously a fundamental part of any dining establishment, it’s also the ambiance that plays a part in the excitement of eating. When a street food stall has both outstanding food and a unique setting or character, that’s when you’ve found a WINNER. I normally share most […]
by Mark Wiens on November 17, 2013
You might have already seen the article about Lukmann restaurant, it’s one of my favorites in Stone Town. The rice biryani’s, the curries, and in particular the octopus curry, which I had this meal, were all outstanding! Watch the video here: (If you can’t see it, watch it on YouTube here) The meal entire was […]
by Mark Wiens on November 14, 2013
Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, is located right along the Indian Ocean, and while you can go to beaches at places in town like Coco Beach, it’s not really recommended to swim there (and not always the safest). So one of the closest swimming beaches, which happens to be an island, is Bongoyo Island. Visiting the […]
by Mark Wiens on November 12, 2013
One day while in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, we headed out to the shamba (Kiswahili word for garden). Just a short but memorable dalla dalla (local public bus) from the always chaotic Mbagate district of town, then down a bumpy sandy two tire lane country road, and we arrived. In this area of Tanzania, with […]
Hey! My name is Mark. After graduating from university, I decided to travel and EAT!
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