Eatery - Kenyan Cafe & Cuisine (CA)

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2626 W La Palma Ave, Anaheim, CA 92801
Pricing - $$ | Dining - Casual, To-Go | Cuisine - Kenyan

So I actually came upon this restaurant not because I was searching for Kenyan food but because I was looking for a way to take advantage of the free $10 I got from Groupon for my first Groupon Now! purchase. Kenyan Cafe and Cuisine was the only place nearby that had a deal worth $10+, so I decided to give it a shot. I had had Kenyan food before and thought it was pretty good. This place was located in a dinky area where I wouldn't normally go. In pretty much an alleyway, it was the only one of the stores open except for the liquor mart at the end. Talk about sketchy. I had called ahead to place my order so I walked in and out pretty quickly. It's quite a modest looking place.

The first dish I got was the Mbuzi Choma (barbecued goat) with Wali which is Basmati rice. There was also a side of collard greens with it. I thought that it was pretty good albeit chewy. I wondered where they got the goat meat and how long they've had it; the texture was harder than other goat I've had. The seasoning on the goat was good though, and the rice was delicious. I'm still not a fan of collard greens however.

The second dish was the Mbuzi Karanga (goat stew) with Chapati which was a sweet naan/tortilla-like bread. I was not a fan of this one actually. The stew wasn't very flavorful, and though the meat was soft because it had been stewed, it was still incredibly chewy. There was also a lot of fattiness left on the meat and too many shards of bones. Not a fan at all of the stew but the chapati was delicious. I don't have a comparison point but I liked it a lot. Would I go back to the restaurant? Probably not because it would've been expensive had I not had the Groupon Now! certificate.