Off the Eaten Path: Somali Food

In this installment of "Off the Eaten Path," NBC 7's Candice Nguyen explores Somali cuisine in San Diego, taking a bite into the culture and stories that come with the delicious dishes.

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A goat and rice Somali dish.
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San Diego resident Abdikadir Osman explaining the spices used in Somali cooking: cumin, curry and pepper to name a few. Filming is NBC 7 Photographer Jeff Herrera.
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NBC 7's Candice Nguyen and Abdikadir Osman discussing Somali food and culture.
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The seating area inside Fatuma Restaurant. You can sit on the ground or at a table. Traditionally, Somali people eat without their shoes, on the rug and with their hands. However, times have changed and some of the younger generations prefer to eat at tables with forks and spoons.
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Combo plate of goat, fried fish, rice and salad (left). Corn grits and spinach (right). Yum!
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Meat sambusas (fried meat pies).
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Combo plate and meat sambusas (fried meat pies).
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NBC 7's Candice Nguyen and Abdikadir Osman talking about Somali food and culture.
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Combo plate and meat sambusas (fried meat pies).
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Chicken combo plate at Faridas Somalian Cuisine (1754 Euclid Ave San Diego, CA 92105).
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