Before heading to Uganda I expected to be eating a lot of rice, vegetables and fruit. One thing I was right about, rice. A lot of it. Delicious moist Basmati rice, prepared often with finely cut tomato and onion. Fruit, yes. Bananas and Matooke (Green Bananas). Often we eat bananas for breakfast, with bread or with Chapati (wheat flower pancake, made with spring onion and carrot). For Lunch and dinner the dishes are quite similar to each other. Usually a combination of: rice, pumpkin, different versions of Matooke, spagetti, beans, Irish Potato, cabbage salad, avocado ground nut sauce (the pink sauce on the Matooke, which has a similar taste to Indonesian peanut sauce). Meat that accompanies the carb rich meals is usually fried or cooked beef or chicken. Funny enough, avocados just grow everywhere. Large avocados. And to my great surprise chicken is more expensive than beef in Uganda.

I buy a fresh mango off one of the street vendors now and then on the way somewhere, just to fill up on a different kind of fruit then the common banana. Also on Sunday’s we get to eat at the host home’s restaurant. They have delicious pizza’s (which they also freeze and sell to supermarkets), and Fish & Chips!IMG_1909

To stay hydrated I drink liters and liters of water, and Chai Masala (Teabag in a mug, topped up with hot cow milk and masala powder). Add about 2 big spoons of sugar to that if you are Ugandan!

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