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Saturday, 8 December 2018

Jaliz Cuisine of East Africa


A random search online a while back was what first brought Jaliz onto the radar completely by chance. Because it seemed to have a profile online, it was a little baffling upon arrival to find what seemed to be a simple home on a simple suburban street. One u-turn turned into two, and eventually led to a phone call which confirmed the location and included an invitation to drive right into the back yard.

Making fresh chapati.

We live in an amazing world. On a residential street of Van Nuys, there is a somewhat secret, or at least hidden, chef from Uganda offering her skills to East Africans in the area. Everyone missing those tastes from back home seems to know about it.

Two orders, each one comes with chapati and sides.

The backyard is full of random couches and tables, pick your favorite and enjoy a little taste of East Africa. Since this was the first time, she promised a little bit of everything, and delivered on that 100%.

The menu will be different each day, so show up with an open mind and let the chef take you where she wants. On this day there were two different meat stews, which each came out with an entire heaping plate of sides and chapati.

Better than even the food here was the experience. Being welcomed into someone's home and receiving such a beautiful meal all while East African life in the area swirled around was one of the highlights of a trip. It will be nice to live closer and stop in once in a while to see what's new.




  1. This is the only place close to home, and every time I get refreshed by the environment and the calture.

  2. Can't wait to get back! If you know of anything else similar please let us know.