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ROLEX PLEASE: ONE CHAPATI, TWO EGGS AND NYANYA MBISI, SO UGANDAN!

By View Uganda

Anything other than eggs rolled in chapati should be banned from being called a rolex. It really should. When you order for a rolex, it should sound like, “… rolex nyanya mbiisi.” No more! Okay, we’ll get back to that, but first, when did we get to the two chapatis and like four eggs? Isn’t that constipation waiting to happen? But hey, not my monkey, right? Have the rolex whichever way you want it, just don’t try to make it fancy. Just don’t!

 

 That said, the rolex festival happened and even the blind can see that it was a hit. A chance to showcase Uganda’s street food is a welcome one. More so when we have the country’s tourism custodian, Uganda Tourism Board (UTB), very exciting. But wait, did I see a vegan rolex? Who does that, what is that even? What will be next, a gluten free rolex?

 

See, there is nothing fancy about the rolex, that’s what makes it special. A modest roadside bite, made by modest people, at a modest price. Nothing more, just simply Ugandan. So while it was nice to see the Ugandan making money, it was quite painful to see that many stalls tried as much as possible to make the rolex fancy that it started to taste like a distant relative of the rolex; the wraps.

 

At least it helped that the music was from known Ugandan faces. I mean, what better way to do it than with entertainment from singers like Levixone, John Blaq, among many others. So just like we had locals entertaining us, we should try so hard to keep the food tourism in its signature form, anything else would be taking away from its authenticity. Fancy rolex aside though, I repeat, it was a hit!

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