Ugali Kenyan cornmeal porridge

What is Ugali?

Ugali is a traditional porridge or polenta made from maize flour boiled with water into a dough-like consistency. It is a staple in parts of East and Southern Africa. Ugali is usually served with sukuma wiki or nyama choma, it is also a good accompaniment for other meat and vegetable dishes.

Your guide to the Ugali in Nairobi

Mama Oliech Restaurant


Mama Oliech is an iconic Nairobi eatery which serves up some of Kenya’s best fish and ugali. After Mark Zuckerberg dined at Mama Oliech, there has been an increase in visitors so be prepared for a short wait which will be well worth it. Be sure to take some cash as there are no facilities for credit card payment.

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