Discover Kisumu’s Culinary Delights, A Journey Through The Vibrant City’s Cuisine


Kisumu, A Gastronomic Haven By Lake Victoria

Kisumu, a vibrant city by the shores of Lake Victoria, is not only known for its natural beauty and serenity of Lake Victoria but also for its delectable cuisine. From traditional dishes to contemporary flavours, the city offers a diverse culinary experience that will tantalize your taste buds.

When it comes to Kisumu’s culinary scene, Fish, a taste of Lake Victoria’s bounty, is the most popular dish and a must try for every guest that visits the city. The dish can be enjoyed in different ways based on a variety of recipes at the chef’s disposal and the customer’s preference. It can be boiled the traditional way, deep fried or even enjoyed as a wet fry garnished with seasonings. 

The Fried Tilapia from Acacia Premier Hotel stands out as a true local delicacy in Kisumu. The Acacia Hotel, a renowned establishment in Kisumu, has perfected the art of preparing and serving this mouthwatering treat. If you happen to visit Kisumu on a Friday, then you’re in for a treat at Acacia Hotel from 6 O’clock to 10:30 Pm.

The popular Nyama Choma, a Swahili word which translates to “roasted meat”, is a beloved dish in Kenya, and Kisumu is no exception. Acacia Hotel takes this culinary experience to new heights by expertly grilling succulent cuts of meat, such as beef, goat, or chicken, over an open flame. 

The meat is marinated with a flavorful blend of spices, including a touch of Kenyan chilli, resulting in a rich and smoky taste that will leave you wanting more.

As you savour the tender and juicy bites of Nyama Choma, you’ll also be treated to a live band performance at the hotel with their special Friday promotion known as “ Chef’s choma night.” 

The rhythmic beats and soulful melodies of local musicians will create a vibrant and lively atmosphere, adding to the overall enjoyment of your dining experience. Not forgetting that spectacular dining setting with a view of the lake. 

When visiting Kisumu, exploring its culinary scene is an absolute must, and two dishes that should be at the top of your list are the Fried Tilapia and the Nyama Choma experience at Acacia Hotel. These dishes showcase the city’s rich gastronomic heritage and offer a delightful fusion of flavors that will leave you with unforgettable memories. So, venture into Kisumu’s culinary delights, indulge in these mouthwatering dishes, and let your taste buds embark on a flavorful journey like no other.


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