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China Plate: Fantastic Chinese Food in Nairobi

On the road for weeks, I had a craving for Chinese food. Up to this point, everything I ate in Africa was delicious. Some of the best pizza I have ever had was in Zimbabwe. The only memorable bacon breakfast was in Zambia. If those were great then surely the Chinese food would be too. ‎I asked the hotel where to go and they recommended China Plate. The restaurant is near the hotel and is in the same building as the Chinese Embassy. This could mean that the restaurant caters to tourists and serves Western Chinese or that the food is authentic Chinese which isn’t as good as American Chinese (see Where can you find the best Chinese food in the world? Flint, motherf$@king, Michigan).

It ended up being a bit of both.a sign with red lights at night a door to a restaurant a room with tables and chairs

American Chinese

The Hot And Sour Soup
I’ve never had hot and sour soup in China and this one tasted like American carry-out.a bowl of soup on a plate

Bang Bang Noodles
Never seen these in China but damn were they good.a plate of food with a spoon

Chinese Chinese Food

Gung Bao Chicken
There is ‎actually Kung Pao chicken in China though it is sounds like it is spelled on the menu.a plate of food with a spoon


Chicken Wings
Spicy chicken wings with chili peppers are an American favorite with a Chinese twist.a plate of food on a table

Fried Rice
Of course China has fried rice and so does America.a plate of rice with eggs and vegetables


Tusker Beer
The beer is from Kenya and was my favorite African beer.two bottles of beer on a table


The food was excellent. Everything was devoured.a close up of food on a pan



  1. Looks fantastic. Out of curiosity, how much time elapsed between your meal here and the onset of food poisoning symptoms during the safari?

    • Ah we thought of this one and it was more than 24 hours. Ms TPOL ate here too and the food was piping hot. The one thing she didn’t eat was the fruit welcome at SPG which was even longer.

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