​SimSim is the local name for sesame seeds here. I’ve been hooked to them ever since I was young because they taste so so good. I remember when I was in primary school,  I’d save up a shilling to buy a ball of SimSim that had pieces of roasted groundnuts. A ball was almost the…


Mabuyu (Swahili for Baobab seeds) are one of the must-haves whenever you visit Mombasa. The seeds are normally white once scrapped off the gourd then cooked. Yeah they are actually cooked. I found out not so long ago. My favorite ones are the cardamon ones and I totally don’t mind having a colored mouth(red/green/purple) afterwards….