Abdullah, our chef is able to cook a variety of delicious meals, and to help you decide we have provided a guide to his menu. Fresh fish and seafood is purchased by him from the local fisherman (keeping receipts for you to reimburse him) as well as you providing the necessary groceries. Please note that he can only cater for one dish per meal, apart from adapting the main meal for vegetarian, vegan, celiac or other dietary requirements.
Fish curry served with chapati and rice *
Fresh pan fried fish - goujons, fillet, fish fingers served with homemade chips and vegetables *
Fresh fish - baked or grilled
Fish - Thai style
Barbecue - whole fish, kebabs
Prawns - grilled, in garlic or chilli, Thai Style, Coconut Prawns with avocado
Prawn curry *
Calamari/Octopus rings or stir friend (subject to availability for catch of the day)
Crabs with ginger, cloves or crab cakes (subject to availability for catch of the day)
Lobster - boiled, grilled, salad (subject to availability for catch of the day)
Roast chicken, turkey, beef, lamb or pork
Shepherd's / Cottage Pie
Homemade pizza *
Pasta with sauces, cheese, cooked meats, Spaghetti Bolognese, Lasagne *
A variety of dishes with wide range of vegetables and fruits.
NB: Abdullah is used to cooking for those with special requirements. It is advisable to bring the necessary supplies with you, and if you have any allergies to make this clear what you are allergic to.
THE BEST OF AFRICA
Try the local produce in delicious African cooking - sweet potato, cassava, beans, egg plant, ugali, spiced rice cake, mango
All types of curry - spiced as desired - with chapati, papadum and side dishes.
*Samosas - meat, vegetable, seafood
Prawn, avocado, cucumber, potato, tomato, pasta, lettuce, green beans, etc.
Baked bananas or fritters
Swahili Kaimatu - honey balls
Bananas in coconut milk, Zanzibar style
Bread and Butter pudding
Chocolate pots or puddings
Banana, chocolate, sponge, strawberry, cheesecake, Home Made biscuits
Mango, pineapple, passion fruit, paw-paw, banana etc
Fried coconut, cheese straws, warm cashew nuts
* Guests favourite
TYPICAL SHOPPING LIST
The main supermarkets at Diani-Ukunda are Chandarana at the Diani strip, Baharini Plaza at the second shopping centre on Diani strip going south at T-junction, Muthaiga- Mini Market, Diani shopping centre or Naivas – Ukunda main road at T-junction with Diani
Fruit and Vegetables: The best stall is in the Baharini Plaza compound where Chandarana is situated. Basic vegetables and fruit such as tomatoes, cabbage, bananas, paw-paw, mango etc. plus bread and eggs can be bought in Msambweni Village but there is far more choice in Diani/Ukunda.
For fish and seafood, this is bought daily by the staff and comes to the back door. Just say what you would like and they will arrange with the fishermen. However, seafood such as lobster and prawns are subject to what the fishermen are able to catch that day. Kassim will arrange payment with you to reimburse him.
If you are running low beers and sodas are available at the canteen near the hospital in Msambweni village.
Coffee – ground for cafetiere
Nescafe Milk (Long Life) Sugar, Bread
Butter or Margarine for cooking, flour, Honey/jam/marmalade/marmite, Cereals – Weetabix, Cornflakes
Bacon, eggs, sausages, yoghurt
Fruit - paw-paw, mango, oranges, grapefruit, lime, bananas, tomatoes
Vegetables - green beans, cabbage, carrots, potatoes, garlic, avocado, cucumber, lettuce
Cooking oil/olive oil
Ketchup, chilli sauce, mayonnaise
Sauces – tartare, chilli, Worcester, fish, oyster, soy Vinegar –wine/tarragon
Curry powder, baking powder, gelatine, vanilla essence, stock cubes
Cashew nuts /Crisps
Mosi coils and mosi spray for the bedrooms
Wine - white/red/rose
Spirits - Gin/Vodka
Beer - Tusker/White Cap
Sodas - lemonade, coke, fanta, tonics, squash
You may prefer bottled water