Monday, March 23, 2009

Can I get a shout out for ChaCha?


Some of you seeing this picture will immediately begin salivating for some of the best chicken, and certainly the best restaurant ambiance ever known. Everyone else will probably say something to the effect of "what in the world am I looking at?" (Let's be honest, you won't say anything, because you're sitting in front of a computer screen. If you did say something, anyone within earshot would think you really strange. You can type it all you want, but I just don't believe you, you did not really just 'lol').

This my friends, is "Chicken on the Street". Our favorite local eatery in Morogoro. Truthfully, there's no posted name, and we have no idea what it's supposed to be called, so we use the obvious. Each night, these guys set up a grill on the street and cook the most succulent chicken in Tanzania. The man standing next to me is the owner, his name is ChaCha. I like to think that ChaCha loosely reminds me of my favorite golfer when I was a child: ChiChi Rodriguez. I should ask ChaCha about his skills in wielding a sword...

We just finished up a great visit with Sawyer's paternal grandparents, and we want to thank all who helped in getting them out here and who sent along with them some great stuff for our little boy! Now we're heading back to Kenya for one last follow-up, and then it's back to life as normal (right...).

Tutakula kuku!
lit: We will eat chicken!
slang: We will have a good time!

7 comments:

Barbara Metcalf Bella Vista, Arkansas said...

Haha… ChaCha's chicken at the bookstore. No place like Tanzania… except maybe Kenya.

Hallie said...

man, you just made me crave that chicken on the street hardcore!! I am so excited to get some of that again this summer!! Hope you are all doing well, we are praying for you!
Hallie

Michael & Joe Joe said...

Thanks! When are you guys coming Hallie? Many have asked about you, and we all can't wait to see you!

brady said...

Greasy chips, a small red chicken, and bottle of lukewarm coke- all enjoyed in the open Morogoro air. Nothing better. I can't wait to have it again. We will probably be heading out your way mid-June. It's going to be great!

Me said...

This is funny! BTW, I met Emily Harris (who worked with you guys last year and is headed back to you) last night. She had been visiting with our Children in Action kids. It's a small world, even in Africa! lol. Hope y'all are well, and Sawyer is adorable!

Anonymous said...

Don't forget the cockroaches and pregnant cats waiting for scraps! Chicken on the street is not the same without them you know. Hallie and Brady - do you think you can bring me some back... you know a doggie-bag???

Jamie

Barbara Metcalf Bella Vista, Arkansas said...

If you're bringing doggy bags I want samosas. Lots of them.