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Swahili Spiced Date Cake with Cardamom Custard Sauce

Swahili Spiced Date Cake Main PhotoThis recipe is inspired by a cardamom date cake I ate at Monsoon restaurant in Stone Town.  The restaurant is one of those places that strives to give diners a glance into a true Swahili dining experience with Taarab and ngoma music performances. It has mikeka (local mats) on the floors, kanga-covered cushions  for seating, low tables for eating, burning incense, Zanzibar-style decor and generally a Swahili ambiance. (more…)

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