Swahili Village to move to new location

Well, the time has finally come for our customers to save the date for our move to our new location.  On May 22, 2015 we will be moving to a larger location which promises to make our customers’ Kenyan experience a whole lot better. Join us on May 22, 2015 as we open the new…

Kenyan media talks about Swahili Village at the Smithsonian

Swahili Village is so proud to be highlighting great Kenyan food at the Smithsonian. The Standard Newspaper noted that Swahili Village won the bid to provide the food for this great event.  Swahilil Village is already contracted to provide food for East and Central African diplomatic missions in the Washington D.C. area, so we are…

Swahili Village to cook for Smithsonian Festival

The Smithsonian Institute will be hosting a Folklife Festival in Washington DC on June 25 to June 29 and July 2 to July 6, 2014. Kenya: Mambo Poa is the title and it will feature artisans from Kenya (including Ocean Sole), and will have a segment sponsored by the Kenyan Embassy that will  include sharing…

Kevin talks about Swahili Village and success on NTV

More great media coverage for Swahili Village.  Owner, Kevin Onyona talked about what it is that has made Swahili Village a success, and shared his experiences and vision for it as we move forward in 2014. He was candid in his answers to questions that came in from listeners, and encouraged people to follow their…

Mandazi or Mahamri – is there any difference?

Mandazi (also known as Maandazi/Ndao and sometimes called Mahamri or Mamri) are East African doughnuts. They are also very popular for breakfast with Chai, or as a snack during the day. Often one can see vendors selling them in the street where they are made as the customer waits. As to whether there is a…

Swahili Village makes the news again

Kenyan food is becoming very popular and we at Swahili Village are very proud to have a hand in spreading the word about how exceptionally tasty and versatile Kenyan food is.  The Washington Post wrote an article about the “Thrilling Cheap Eats” at Swahili Village. The reporter, Tim Carman, loved the history behind the foods…

Maize and beans by any other name still tastes delicious

Maize and beans.   Say that to any Kenyan and you are bound to launch them into a maze of nostalgia.  The names are wide and varied for this simple dish. For some, the meal reminds them of boarding school.  Often called ‘murram’ because it was somewhat similar in color to the red dusty roads that…

Mukimo – healthy, tasty, robust

Mukimo (Moh-Kee-Moh) is a popular dish at Swahili Village.  It is a a balanced one-pot dish from central Kenya and derives its name from the word `kima’ i.e. mash (it often looks like green mashed potatoes.). Each of the ingredients enhances the others, making this a dish that is bursting with flavor. This traditional Kikuyu dish…

Citizen TV to cover American elections live from Swahili Village

We are very honored to have Citizen TV, Kenya cover the results of the elections live from Swahili Village. They will be interviewing Kenyans to get their thoughts and feedback on the electoral process both here and in Kenya. Not ones to allow people to operate on an empty stomach, we thought we would throw…

Swahili Village on the Cooking Channel

Swahili Village was honored to be picked as one of the restaurants to highlight in the Baltimore/DC area for a unique cuisine and unique story. Eden Eats, is a popular show on the Cooking Channel that highlights unique restaurants and the stories of the people behind them.  Fusing culture and food recipes into a compelling…

Tilapia in Coconut Curry

The fish at Swahili Village is very popular because it is always fresh.   We serve whole Tilapia (including the head, so be pre-warned) fried or in a delicious coconut curry sauce. The Friday lunch special includes fish in coconut curry with two sides and a fountain drink for the very affordable price of $8.99. We…