- A man shared on Facebook that he cannot bring himself to eat Githeri because of how long he ate the dish growing up
- He narrated they used to eat it Monday to Saturday, and on Sunday, their mom would prepare a new pot to carry them through the next week
- Some of his friends online agreed with his sentiments on the dish based on similar experiences, while others said they still love the traditional meal
A man identified on Facebook as Peter Maina has narrated that he will never buy Githeri because of how long he had to eat the traditional meal back at home.
Why he cannot eat githeri
The said man wrote a long thread explaining how he came never to eat the mixture of boiled maize and beans.
Part of what he wrote read:
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"I've never bought Githeri in a hotel. Like never. It actually doesn't matter how sweet the 'murram' is said to be in a certain kibandaski, even if that kibandaski is near Kempiski. Even if they told me the Githeri was boiled using the same tears shed by Lot when his wife was turned into one big granule of Sodium Chloride.
Imagine growing up in a Kikuyu home where a large sufuria is used to boil Githeri enough to last a whole family for six days, and on the sixth day, the old lady is there winnowing more maize and beans for another fresh pot of the same."
Maina also added that he ate Githeri for two years straight in high school, that he cannot be working and still eat or buy the delicious dish in his house.
Social media reactions
Here are some of the reactions to his post:
Wangui Jane said:
"I also refuse to eat that food."
Getrude Gacheru commented:
"You spoke my mind .,though in a better humorous way."
Dolly Mohe added:
"Personally, I can eat githeri from January to January and it was our main meal daily while growing up. Githeri is bae and I am not changing it anytime soon."
Beatrice Wangui said:
"Even for me, githeri is a big no."
Lady spends GHc1.5k on tiny cuisine
Social media users were attracted to a post shared by one lady who said she paid KSh 27k for a meal at one of her favourite restaurants.
The woman, seemingly based in the United States, shared a photo of a meal and included the delicious dish's price.
Many felt the food did not deserve such a bill, and some expressed an interest in visiting the restaurant to spoil themselves.