Friday, September 28, 2012

MIGEBUKA...A TASTY FISH FROM KIGOMA..

There things i consider to be highly private affairs , i hate it when am at a perfect restaurant trying to speak a food language and somebody stares at me.Eating is among my private affair thing..
Am well known of loving fish ,as i am on tour in a small town called Kigoma which happens to be my hometown too ,i was introduced to a fish called Mgebuka..
I had to go down to the lake and get my own Migebuka yesterday ,trying to prepare this tasty fish might be a hard task but would definitely say worth the preparations..
Let me set the scene for you. After downing a few pints and a few inappropriate amorous jokes with Mama Juma the fish seller she finally prepares the fish and she asked me if i wanted it choma or fried ...i decided to try choma..so mama Juma starts preparing it while my salivary glands over work.
I tell you after applying a little lemon on my well prepared Migebuka ,i could barely talk to any one that tried to start a conversation.Mama juma stared at me and i could tell her face expression ,she was wondering if i even prayed ,but sorry enough she didn't know praying is also one of my private matter.
Migebuka is a blessed fish with soft bones and tasty ,it has been among a major source of income in Kigoma,every time you visit Kigoma never hesitate to ask for this Fish..

Kigoma people have a say that,"Kula migebuka umeguke".

More about Kigoma Coming soon..

7 comments:

  1. Migebuka - no fish compares in taste... this is the best fish on earth ... would you happen to know the english name for it?

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    1. The name is Lattes stapes which is the only name i know which furthermore its scientific..i will keep you posted

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    2. Lates stappersii, the Sleek lates

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  2. Have been eating Migebuka daily for 3 days now in Sumbawanga Tanzania, glad to know the latin name! Delicious

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  3. Hello

    I also like Mgebuka, I was served Mgebuka in Songea in 2010

    As I am planning a trip to Kigoma and u say it is your hometown
    please do u know if the train from Dar is active
    I hear it is a new train
    Thanks

    Mti, Israel

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  4. I read online that the English name is nile perch. Thanks for a great blog entry.

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  5. Msongo, you actually took my photos for your story. Not cool.
    Pernille
    wwww.duniaduara.dk

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