Rose N Stegall
Mishkaki or Mishakiki a famous East African delicacy is simply skewered meat. It is similar to grilled meat or barbecue in taste but different in appearance. They are small pieces of meat( in this case,beef) that are marinated and placed in skewers. It can be accompanied by main dishes, salads and sauces and can as well be enjoyed plain. One could include large chunks of diced vegetables after each piece of meat such as; sweet pepper, onions and tomatoes (with its core removed) to add on an appealing look.
This week I had the opportunity to interview a gentleman ,Collins Otieno a food vendor who shared with me his method of making his mishkaki and also treat myself with this delicacy. He simply starts by marinating beef with simple marinade and later cuts it into small pieces before placing them on a skewer. He enjoys his business and would go to any extent to make his customers happy by including salad and sauces to serve with. His pricing is fair and affordable whereby one skewer with five pieces equals Ksh25 (Twenty Five Kenyan Shillings) +free coleslaw salad.