Chipsi mayai

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Chipsi mayai
Chipsi mayai (zege).jpg
Place of originTanzania, East Africa
Main ingredientsPotatoes, eggs
VariationsEggs can be mixed with onions, bell pepper, and other ingredients

Chipsi mayai (Swahili for "chips and eggs"), also known as zege, is a popular street food found in Tanzania, East Africa. In its most basic form, chipsi mayai is a simple potato-egg omelette. It is available in most regions of Tanzania, from the most remote villages to large towns. Food stands both indoors and on streets make them to order.

It is generally prepared with chips, oil and beaten eggs fried together in a pan. It is often served with Kachumbari.


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