I love me some bangers & mash! Or as they call it at Nyama Mamas Express: spicy grilled beef sausage with mash potatoes and fried onion strings. Nyama Mamas is a chain of restaurants that serve up authentic Kenyan dishes with a modern twist, as well as some other favourites. I saw that they had it at there and I knew I had to give it a try. The opportunity presented itself one of those days when I have several meetings in a day and need a quick yet filling lunch to get me through the hectic day. Yaya Center was on my way back to ye olde office so I dipped in for a quick lunch. Luckily, it was not packed because it was about 4 pm and I got to just chill for about 25 minutes. Aaaaah.
Service was really great, as it always is at Nyama Mamas. I ordered their version of the bangers & mash with some kachumbari (Kenya pico de gallo/salsa fresca) and an ice cold Fanta orange. Bliss. the food came promptly and my starving self couldn’t wait to dig in. I loved it! The mash potatoes were so smooth and creamy and a good portion. The fried onion strings were perfection . . . wow! So flavourful and crunchy. These were the stars of the meal. The sausages however, did not really rock my boat. They were not particular;y spicy. They were just normal sausages. As a whole, the meal was really lovely and worth the KShs. 550 (5.50 USD) price. It really is a filling choice. The Kachumbari was a separate accompaniment that was priced at KShs. 200 (2 USD). I was looking forward to trying their New York cheesecake with berry compote but I was running out of time so I had to get it to go after just one bite. I never got around to finishing it though 🙁 The cheesecake was KShs. 450 (4.50 USD).
It was a good lunch for the price and the convenience of speed and I would definitely have it again . . . with some of those Nyama Mamas chill dips to add some much needed heat. Give it a try if you like textured and layered meals. They even have a specials board with good deal meals every day.