I am pleased to share a wonderful dining experience I had over the last weekend. I am always seeking for sheer adventurers and excitement when food and traveling overseas is concerned. It has always been my bucket list's wish to visit Africa someday as they have so much to offer besides the colorful culture, exotic food and big wild animals across the safari.
I found out from the WithLocals website that we could actually enjoy real African dinner, cooked by this lovely African couple right here in our bustling city of metropolitan Kuala Lumpur. I need not have to fork out RM4,000 to fly to Uganda & back! It was so simple, I logged into their WithLocals website and booked a date with Ms Tima.
1. This African couple has lived in Kuala Lumpur for over 5 years. Their home at the Regalia Residence Suites is really a posh looking condo right at the tip of Jalan Sultan Ismail.
2. I waited for her friendly hubby to come down to the lobby and bring my gang of 4 up to their unit.
3. Look at the lovely panoramic view of our Kuala Lumpur's city skyline with the lap pool on the 37th floor! It looks like the famous Singapore's Marina Sands hotel. I will be back for a swim!
4. This is the lovely couple who makes the perfect hosts! Ms Tima is from Uganda while her hubby is from Nigeria. She sings at the club in the swanky hubs of Bangsar while Chris is actively into the events management. They are really a good pair of entertainers to keep me laughing all night. We exchanged many juicy and useful gossips about our cultures, people, food and even voodoo stuffs. I was the one who asked 1001 questions about Africa as I am always excited to read and watch their country in the news. I complimented that Africans are naturally born with the biggest lungs to produce all the world's fastest runners and most popular MTV's singers & rappers.
5. Look at that! All the yummy food spread from her mama's kitchen recipes in Uganda. She may not have all the ready fresh raw ingredients here, but she was smart to find them from all over the city shelves to cook them for me. We really appreciated her effort!
6. We had pickled olives as appetizer. I am actually an olive oil believer who drinks them daily directly from the bottle, down my throat for good health and good skin.
7. Fresh African home made yoghurt with chopped herbs sprinkled to start me drooling.
I also eat yoghurt cups almost daily but my supplies are from those supermarket shelves. Trust me, Tima's yoghurt was better and heavenly nice!
8. I love this and regretted for not packing the left overs home. Next time, I will bring my own containers! Muahahahaha....
9. Arab Breads are eaten daily in most areas in Africa. They taste like thin plain pancakes and suitable to wrap with any side dishes.
10. Couscous Semolina is a very popular dish in Uganda. It's actually sugee flour being mixed well beans, herbs and chopped vegetables.
11. Delightful salad tossed with fresh greens and sweet sour sauces.
12. You will love them! They will love you too and keep you entertained & happy all night!
13. Minced chicken spiced with paprika herbs, chunky beans and diced spinach leaves. This one is so heavenly delicious and I could eat them everyday for breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper!
14. One for the album.
Thank you so much to Chris and Tima for hosting us with yummiest food and entertaining stories. She gave each one of us a string of hand made necklace from Uganda. It is so pretty and made from beads that were rolled tightly from paper into balls! Amazing craft, love it.
Many thanks & muacks!