Author: Yellow Duckie
If it was not a dear friend who introduce this place to us, we would have not discovered this treasure trove that served excellent African dishes. I personally would not have gone in by myself as the look the this place itself was not all that inviting.

Situated on Banda Street (close to city market), The Rayan Hotel and Restaurants served a mixture of continental and African cuisines. I was recommended to try the African dishes which was indeed good.

Our personal favourite is the Dailo : Baked young goat. This dish is really delicious with the goat meat baked to perfection, slightly moist and the aromatic of the firewood was simply amazing! At only 400 KSH, this dish can easily served up to 3 people, accompanied with the Pilau rice.
Half portion of the Pilau Rice which comes with a good size chunk of Dailo ~ Easily feed 2 person at only 220 KSH!

Out of curiosity, we actually tried the Alleso : Boiled young goat and to our surprise, there was not a hint of the pungent goat smell which I fear most. The Dailo is still my favorite.

As I mentioned, this place does not look that inviting hence, we always do take-out and enjoy it at the comfort of our home.

Rayan Hotel and Restaurant
Banda Street
Phone: 020 221 5777, 071 328 3660
Author: Yellow Duckie
I have to admit that there are not many resturants in Nairobi that I would crave for however, this particular one had me on my first bite of it's Chooza Chicken.

The heavily spiced and tangy spring chicken is roasted on charcoal fire is simply delicious and I could now seems to get enough of it.

You can eat it with their fluffy naan or chips. It also comes with a complimentary house salad and four types of dressings to go with your chicken! The available dressings as:
~ Chooza chicken sauce
~ Yogurt with Chili
~ Home ground Chili Sauce
~ Tamarind Sauce

To seal off the meal, you HAVE to try the home made Kulfi ice cream, I believe the best in Nairobi!

You can find this delicious meal at Hashmi BBQ in Nakumat Ukay, Westlands, Nairobi.
Contact number: 020 374 8704, 0733 721 786 (M), 0722 487 000 (M), 0722 555 505 (M)

Meal prices are affordable hence you can imagine the crowd they draw...
Author: Yellow Duckie
As per my previous post on the Tipuana trees and the jacarandas, I realized that there is a pink and red tree as well.... it's really amazing! Unfortunately I do not know what they are called, in full bloom they really bring colors to the city!