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Tamarind Nairobi Menu

   Tamarind Karen Blixen Menu

Starters

Crispy prawns
Queen prawns fried in tempura batter

 

Classic smoked salmon
Served with horseradish dill sauce

 

Tuna sashimi
Traditionally cut and served in a rosette; or a more spicy version, complemented with mildly spiced
Japanese eggplant

 

Mangrove oysters plate or platter
Kenyan oysters grow wild and are small but very tasty

 

Fresh on ice ........................ fresh brown bread, limes, Tabasco and black pepper

Mambrui............................... grilled with soy sauce, garlic butter and coconut

 

Tobiko crab
Gratinated crab meat in a light creamy sauce topped with crunchy tobiko (flying fish roe) and served on a
sheet of nori (seaweed)

 

Tandoori crab cakes
Indian spiced fresh crab cakes with a tamarind mayonnaise and raita salad

 

Crab and avocado fiesta
Chunky guacamole layered with fresh crab mayonnaise served with a gazpacho sauce

 

Siamese prawns
Grilled prawns, mushrooms and snow peas flavoured with lemon grass, chilli and lime

 

Spanish fried octopus
Tender crispy slices of octopus and garlic with sliced potato, paprika and coriander

 

Hibiscus flamed seafood
Lightly flamed tuna, calamari, prawns and octopus served with rhubarb, sugar syrup, hibiscus dressing and
pine nut kernels

 

Crab claws
Bread crumbed, deep-fried and served with tartare and sweet chilli sauses

 

Calamari maridadi


Succulent grilled calamari with olive oil served with mixed green leaves and red sweet pepper salsa

 

Pâté Liègeois
A delicious creamy chicken liver pâté served with Cumberland sauce

 

Salad

 

Fresh garden salad
Using the freshest produce from the market

 

Green leaf salad
A bowl of seasonal green leaves and herbs with a ginger lime vinaigrette

 

Soups

Tamarind fish
House specialty. An Indian Ocean version of Bouillabaise, served with croutons and rouille

 

Cream of tomato
Freshly made with red plum tomatoes and served with croutons and fresh Jersey cream

 

Mushroom and asparagus
Light and creamy with fresh thyme and basil oil

 

Amaranth and prawn soup
A creamy but light prawn broth witth an infusion of amaranth (wild spinach) topped with rocket leaves
and black pepper oil

 

A Selection of Fish

 

Indian Ocean : Red snapper, rock cod or sea bream

Freshwater : Kenyan tilapia and Nile perch

Imported : Norwegian salmon

Have them cooked in your favourite way, which could be: grilled, meunière, masala, piri-piri, chilli, Swahili

 

Grilled Fish fillet
A choice of tilapia, seafish, or salmon served baked potato and lemon butter sauce

 

Red snapper and prawns harissa
An exotic Moroccan speciality combining spices, salsa and a brandy green pepper corn cream

 

Fish fillet with mushrooms
Topped with mirin-flamed mushrooms and served with fried rice and creamy champagne sauce

 

Baked salmon in champagne sauce
Set on a bed of spinach and lightly baked and served with a cauliflower basil puree and fried new potatoes

 

Bombay fish and prawns
Crispy fried fish and prawns, set on a bed of fried rice and served with an explosive red chilli sauce

 

Seared sesame crusted tuna
Lightly pan-seared pink tuna, served with a smoked wasabi mash, pak choi greens and accompanied with apaprika and cashewnut butter sauce

 

Seafood

 

Mixed seafood platter (usually for two or more
An assortment of seafood some hot and some cold. Served with a variety of dips and sauces

 

Seafood risotto
Prawn, lobster, crab, octopus, fish and mushrooms in a moist saffron risotto

 

Seafood casserole
All our fresh seafood flambéed in cognac, simmered in coconut cream, saffron and diced vegetables

 

Grilled lobster
Charcoal grilled spiny rock lobster, flambéed with brandy and served with lemon butter sauce

 

Lobster Swahili
The meat is taken out of the shell, sautéed in garlic, turmeric, saffron, tomatoes and coconut cream
It’s then returned to the shell and served with coconut rice

 

Lobster thermidore
The ever popular lobster medallions, sautéed in onions, mushrooms, garlic and mustard, flambéed withcognac and white wine, simmered in double cream and gratinated with cheese

 

Crab

 

Whole or dressed steamed crab
Served hot with butter sauce or cold with mayonnaise

 

Chilli crab
Not as hot as the name implies! A spicy and slightly sweet Indonesian dish that is truly sensational!

 

Crab in ginger
A bowl of cracked crab cooked in soy, chicken stock, garlic and fresh ginger

 

Barbeque crab
Basted with garlic, soy and oyster sauce, and cooked in a chilli and spicy tomato sauce

 

Prawns

Jumbo King Queen

 

Prawns piri-piri
A Tamarind signature dish, simply grilled with garlic butter,chilli paprika, lime juice and coriander

 

Garlic prawns
Sauteed with their shells in butter, garlic and lime juice

 

Mama Regina’s prawns masala
Classic prawn masala, served with chapatti, rice and condiments

 

Grills and Entrées

 

Highland prime beef fillet
Grilled plain or rubbed with coarsely ground pepper or sautéed and served with a creamy Madagascar
green pepper sauce

 

'T' bone steak – 500gms
Chargrilled to your taste, served with béarnaise, pepper or mushroom sauce

 

Roast loin of lamb
Boneless loin of Molo Lamb roasted with lavender butter, served with smoked mash potato and minted lamb jus

 

Farm reared Kenyan quails
Grilled to perfection or sautéed Mt. Kenya style in whisky cream, garlic, honey and lime

 

Basil chicken breast
Grilled breast of chicken, saffron risotto, grilled vegetables and a warm basil and cider oil

 

Madagascar green peppercorn duckling
Pan seared breast, flambéed with brandy in a creamy green peppercorn sauce

 

Grilled spring chicken ndogo ndogo
A whole spring chicken grilled with ginger, soy sauce, garlic and lime juice

 

Vegetarian

Pwani vegetable Swahili
Fresh vegetables in season, gently sautéed in a coastal sauce of tomato, garlic, ginger, tamarind, dhania,
coconut cream and a hint of sweet chilli

 

Sweet chilli paneer
Paneer cheese, sautéed with bell peppers and sweet chilli sauce, served with rice

 

Vegetable Masala
Vegetables cooked in a pungent Indian sauce comprising of onions, garlic, chilli, tumeric

 

Desserts

 

Tamarind dessert sampler
Journey through our irresistible menu by sampling five mini portions of the very best desserts

 

Trio of Crème brulee
Amarula, expresso and vanilla

 

Chocolate explosion
Warm soft-centred baked fudge, enriched with white chocolate and ground almonds, served with vanilla ice cream

 

Crepes Mt Kenya
Wafer thin pancakes cooked in butter, lime and orange juice, flambéed with cognac and Kenya Gold coffee
liqueur served with a dollop of ice cream

 

Beetroot brownie
Classic chocolate brownie, a hint of fresh beetroot, served with hibiscus ice cream

 

Tamarind date and brandy pudding
A warm and moist pudding with cashew nuts soaked in brandy syrup, topped with vanilla ice cream
and served flaming

 

True passion
A white chocolate and passion fruit mousse served with a berry and passion coulis’

 

Assorted home-made ice cream
Vanilla, coconut, strawberry or chocolate

 

Fresh fruit sorbets
Homemade lime, passion, mango, strawberry, tree tomato and banana. Try a combination of three flavours

 

Deluxe fruit platter
Chunks of the various seasonal fruits and berries, served with ice cream or fresh cream or honey yoghurt

 

PRICES INCLUDE 16 % VAT, 2% TRAINING LEVY, AND 10% SERVICE CHARGE



OPEN FOR   DINNER SEVEN DAYS A WEEK

Contact:

TAMARIND NAIROBI
Karen Blixen Coffee Garden, Karen Road,
PO Box 74493,  City Square 00200, Nairobi, 
Mob: 0719346349 / 0733603065 / 0719865481
e-mail: reservations.nairobi@tamarind.co.ke

 

 

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