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Inside Kibera’s Thriving Food Scene with Big Yasa

For Kenyan rapper, Big Yasa, the hectic, maze-like streets of Kibera are home, and they contain some delicious culinary surprises. It takes the trained eye of a local, however, to navigate the twists and turns, but the meals that await are well worth the effort. Right next to the mosque, which is at the very heart of Makina, is Mum Mweretu snack shack, where two young women serve up deep-fried potato bhajia, large fluffy pancakes, and fun-sized doughnuts. Milk Daddy not only has the best name for a kitchen in East Africa, it also serves up a yogurt drink that acts as the perfect soothing agent for an eager tongue numbed from blisteringly hot oil. Less than half a mile from Kiberia, hop onto to a boda boda to Fort Jesus for Nyama Choma.