VIDEO: Zanzibar pizza


(Watch Zanzibar pizza on YouTube here: On the island of Zanzibar, just off the coast of Tanzania, they make a little snack known as a Zanzibar pizza. With influences from India and the Middle East, how they came up with this combination of ingredients, and how a Zanzibar pizza became famous remains a mystery […]

Moringa, have you eaten this miracle tree?


Moringa is also known as the “miracle tree.” And after learning more about this tree and its extreme nutrition capabilities, it’s easy to understand why. The most widely grown species of moringa originates in certain areas of India, but other species are also native to parts of Africa. It’s a medium sized tree, very ordinary […]

Monster Mishkaki Kebabs at Ali’s Restaurant, Dar Es Salaam


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 […]

Bongoyo Island – Day Trip from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania


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 […]

Red Ripe Tomatoes at a Tanzanian Shamba (Garden)


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 […]

Mama Theopiste’s Tanzanian Food at the Boy Scouts Canteen


Located within the Tanzania Scouts Association property, and opposite the Don Bosco Catholic youth center, in the Upanga District of Dar Es Salaam, is the Scouts Canteen (unofficial). Mama Theopiste controls the kitchen, and whips up some delightful Tanzanian food everyday for lunch. Other than a few red Coca-Cola signs and tablecloths (something that always […]