“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” ~ unknown
First and foremost happy new month! It’s incredible how fast 2018 is slipping from our fingertips, I pray that we are all living and not merely surviving 💋
If you’ve been to Watamu and Malindi you know how beautiful and truly charming these two coastal towns are. However they don’t have too much to offer apart from the usual water sports, white sandy beaches and aesthetic hotels. Being the foodie that I am, I veered towards the food aspect and went on a hunt for the best places to eat ~
Located on Watamu beach, the luxury Medina Palms features unique architecture and a tropical garden, outdoor swimming pool with sun loungers and views of the Indian Ocean.
At Medina Palms there is the à la carte Amandina Restaurant, Star Lounge which offers shisha, cocktails and sunsets views towards the distant Tsavo National Park. I decided to have my lunch at the Amandina.
I had crab samosas, bbq chicken wings and a side of fries. I don’t usually indulge in soft drinks but the way that sun was shining 😅 a cold soda was well in order 😁 the samosas and wings will set you back $6 each and $3 for the fries.
The crab samosas were incredibly fresh and succulent, the tamarind sauce complimenting them entirely. The wings didn’t impress me as much, I felt like there was a tomato base as opposed to bbq which made them lack deep flavor. However the view and ambiance of Medina more than compensated for that 👌🏾
For dessert I had a scoop each of Chocolate and salted caramel ice cream which were incredibly rich and decadent. Honestly this ice cream had ‘home made’ written all over it 🤤
The staff were also super super friendly! They kept checking up on me to see to it that everything was to my satisfaction. 💯 on the customer service front!
La Rosada, Malindi
If you think that life in Mombasa is slow then you haven’t been to Malindi.
This tropical paradise is also know as ‘little Italy’ due to it’s high Italian population which has dominated the town for over 35 years now. It’s not surprising that majority of the hotels and businesses are Italian owned as there has been a smooth integration of the locals and Italians, which goes beyond business.
Rosada is located on the town’s most famous beach, the charming Silversand at Casuarina which is a meeting point for relaxation and holiday. On Monday evening Rosada then turns into the most popular open-air disco.Sunday is popular for its excellent lunch buffet.
I had a combination of chicken and seafood pizza. It’s best to eat the pizza while it’s hot because warming it in a microwave later makes the flavors blunt.
Love and love