Taste of Nairobi, Wine 5 Café

Calling itself Kenyan-American fusion, Wine 5 Café also has notes of Indian fare on its menu, thanks to Kenya’s sizeable Indian population. Taste of Nairobi features chapatti, traditional Indian bread and chicken curry, which is all legs and thighs on the bone in a large casserole dish. The mild, sauce-rich curry, with long shards of carrot, potato and onion smothers the meat, along with a crown of green beans.

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