Saturday, September 22, 2007

Chauma



I usually eat at home. We have a cook who makes a lot of delicious food. But every once in a while the New Yorker in me feels like eating out. There are only a few restaurants in Busia. Chauma is one of the best.

The only problem with Chauma is that it takes about two hours (minimum) from the time we order to the time the food makes it to the table. We've started going there at noon to order for an 8:00 pm dinner. When I saw the kitchen (pic at left), I understood why it takes so long. There are live chickens (not pictured) that run around until somebody orders chicken. Some of the mini-stoves burn firewood. The staff probably goes foraging for firewood after we order. The food is always delicious though!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm getting the vague impression that there is no fax ahead ordering at Chauma??

Ro said...

wow, that stove must be tough on the back. the chef's uniform is adorable. i'm betting that you leave excellent tips...

nomad said...

yes, I like to leave tips. Although it's not customary here to leave them. The people who work there like it when I show up...