Things to eat in Rwanda
It was a pretty short trip, just a side trip to go Gorilla Trekking, but I did eat well. My nights were at the Mountain Gorilla Lodge, so it’s buffet fare, but fortunately with some spicy local stir-fries alongside the more boring european fare. Similarly, breakfast was dominated by the ubiquitous omelette maker, who does a wonderful omelette indeed. Add a plate of pineapple, avocado, watermelon and papaya and it’s a very good breakfast, if not exactly original. And the lodge stocked some pretty decent South African wines too.
But my highlight was driving between the mountains and Kigali, stopping about half way for the famous “meat on sticks”. A group of street carts roast and BBQ up all sorts of “meat on sticks”. They were in demand and the turnover was fast and furious. My favourite were the bbq goat meat skewers, spicy and crunchy on the outside, accompanied by roast potatoes – just delicious.
And Rwanda is coffee country. I was recommended Magda cafe in Kigali and the coffee was superb. I usually hate coffee with added flavours or syrups, but the combinations here were subtle and not sweet. Expresso, a hint of vanilla in the foamy top, a hint of caramel in the expresso, not too sweet – perfect!