Suya and Jollof Rice

I can’t remember the first time I came across something called suya, but when I did I discovered a new type of cuisine – Nigerian cuisine. It is a West African type of dish and consists of meat that is marinated in spices, coated in a peanut paste and grilled on a barbecue. I had the pleasure of…

Moroccan Tangine

The word tangine hits two birds with one stone. Not in the literal sense, but as in the word means two things that are closely related – 1) the dish and 2) the vessel that the dish cooks in. As the dish, tangine is a Moroccan stew which can be made of meat, vegetables or fish and…

Upside-Down Pineapple Cake (Doolsho Cananaas – Recipe)

As promised, I am sharing an upside-down pineapple cake recipe today. If you recall, I experienced my first Somalian tasting at a local restaurant recently and it prompted me to check out their website. On it, they have many Somalian recipes and since I didn’t get a chance to try any of their desserts I decided…

Pigeon Pie (Bastilla)

Travelling around the world, you discover a lot of neat things. Many of these things may seem foreign to you, but is actually common to the people of the country you’re visiting (or a potential tourist trap!). Take for instance, in Morocco I was entranced by all the amazing tiles and mosaic work that they had but it was dispersed on all…

Somalian Food

I have never tried Somalian food before. In fact, I didn’t even really know what it was until I came across a restaurant in Toronto with dozens of positive reviews. Naturally, being the curious cat that I am, I went to check it out with some friends. Perusing over the menu, it seemed like a…

Msemen

I would be lying if I said I knew how to properly pronounce msemen, but what I can say is it’s a pan-fried square pancake that I got to try when I travelled to Morocco. It has a flaky texture, yet it is also similar to a crêpe. It was served as part of our breakfast meal…