SUPER AFRICAN DELICACY, RANALO-KOSEWE: Part 1 of a 3 part series
Ranalo-Kosewe, located in Nairobi CBD next to Nation Centre, along Kimathi Street.
This joint has taken our African Culture and her to a higher notch by serving traditional dishes that
makes you feel home away from home. Mouthwatering dishes which draws people to visit it over and over again.
It is well known for serving local traditional dishes and playing the smoothest tunes in town.
Ranalo-Kosewe is a family run restaurant owned by the Osewe’s. In dhoLuo vernacular, this name derives its origins from the word ‘Osewe’ which means a poor background in Nyanza or rather a person who was from a poor background, implies that he started the business from scratch with his humble beginnings. It was founded in the year 1975 but started as a road-side fish kiosk which became famous by being featured in an advertisement of promoting fish industry. As the business grew they moved to cinema complex on Kenyatta Avenue, but the environment was not accommodating anymore there they moved yet again to their current location.
As you make your way into the restaurant, your nose cannot assume the sweet salivating aroma of the good food, nor can your ears assume not to listen to the soothing lyrics of the great African tunes of Rumba/Lingala music in the background with a mix of other famous African genres.
Nothing beats the excitement on our faces when the good food is presented on a table close to our nostrils. An African dish is always a first class real delicacy both locally and internationally, simply the favorite in the dictionary of recipes. It reminds us of our roots and the feeling is culturally indescribable.
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