Ever so often, when I don’t get the chance to visit my local vegetable vendor or the road side vegetable ‘kiosk’ within my home area and I happen to find myself in the mall Zucchini has always been my go to for a quick vegetable run.
Have you shopped there? Liked it? Liked their pricing?
Did you know they have an eatery? Save from the breakfast serving I’ve heard a couple of people talk about, they actually serve food…… And I love food. I can eat.
Girls and boys, dudes and dudettes if you’ve met me, know of me, you know my love for potatoes! Fry them, boil them, mash them, bake them or stew them… For breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea time, snack time I can have potatoes all day every day.. So it goes without saying my order had to have them.
Order: Fries, Tikka lamb chops with a side serving of veges (read kachumbari).
Cost: KSh 900/-
My order was to go, seeing as I was running late but food is a must people! If I don’t have fuel, I function at a dangerous low…
The fries were packed really well, super friendly for eating when on the go, even when driving, enough ketchup in the mini plastic cup, a serving for the kachumbari in a similar cup.
Maybe my expectations were, probably still are ridiculous, but for an eatery run by a grocer, I expected the vegetable serving to be generous, nearly half if not more than the serving of the fries…. But this is Africa, I am yet to meet anyone who follows the nutritionist’s recommended serving portions.
The napkin used to wrap the lamb chops was a turn off, I would have preferred simple parchment paper and dealt with any excess oil on my own or no napkin at all. It absorb the moisture and had I waited any longer it would have been a task peeling it off the food because of the steam.
But all hope was not lost, the fries and the serving portion did well enough to redeem the packaging and the lamb chops that were a bit on the chewy side given that I like my chips chunky (they tend to absorb less fat) plus they make me feel like I’m having a plate of fries at home.