on September 26, 2006
Eating at the Forodhani (for-o-tha-ni) is like getting tacos at the local taco stand. About an hour before sunset throngs of vendors arrive and begin setting up their grills and curious shops to serve the locals and the tourists, respectively. My Zanzibari brothers eat at the Forodhani 3 or 4 times a week, and meet up to figure out what's next in the night. If you're a young tourist trying to find out what's happening on any given night, take a friend down to the Forodhani just after sunset and pick up some samosas, chapati (kinda like tortillas, but way better), and skewered meat ('nyama' beef or 'kuku' chicken). You'll find plenty of folks down to go hit up a club for dancing, or maybe head into one of the various pool halls to chill out and shoot some stick.
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