MBOKO/MASHED YELLOW PLANTAIN WITH SHREDDED COCONUT
Mboko is a traditional (albeit almost forgotten!) Kenyan Bajuni dish that is traditionally served for breakfast accompanied with tea. This dish is similar to West African plantain fufu, the difference being the addition of shredded coconut after pounding the boiled plantain banana. The dish is thus very sweet with every shredded coconut bite. I serve it as a snack or part of a main meal with stew or fried meat. You can eat it anytime of the day and served with anything.
HOW TO COOK MBOKO
MORE INFORMATION & TIPS
1) For a non soggy mboko, get yellow plantains that are ripe but firm to touch.
2) There is no need to season the mboko as the yellow plantain and the shredded coconut is enough to make it sweet enough to taste.
3) Do not add too much shredded coconut, the mboko should just have a hint of the shredded coconut and should not overpower the plantain, just to give it a sweet bite.
4) Bajun/bajuni/wabajuni/wathikuu is a tribe along the East African coast. Found along Lamu, Kenya and the Islands in the southern coast of Somalia.