Sunday, August 21, 2016

Samosa Supreme brings Kenyan Style Samosas to Bowie

After selling samosas at area events including Bowiefest and the International Festival, Samosa Supreme has opened a carryout store in Bowie.  Co-owner Rose Musonye-Smith said that the restaurant will initially be open three days per week as part of a "soft opening," and the hours will be expanded in October after a grand opening.

Although samosas are commonly thought of as Indian food, the triangle shaped stuffed pastries can be found in many cultures throughout the world.  The Samosa Supreme menu items have a Kenyan influence.

According to  Musonye-Smith, the British brought Indian indentured servants to her native Kenya in the 19th century.  The servants introduced Indian foods, and food like the samosas were then "Kenyanized" to suit the tastes of local people.

Although Indian style samosas are often served with flavorful and spicy sauces, it's more common to squeeze lime juice onto samosas in Kenya. Samosa Supreme serves fresh lime wedges with its samosas.

The Samosa Supreme menu includes samosas stuffed with spiced meats including beef, turkey and chicken.  Samosas stuffed with lentils or other vegetables are also available.  Samosas can be ordered spicy or mild.  Sides such as Jollof Rice or Mombasa Slaw are available, as are a few dessert items.  Although vegetarian and vegan options are available, the menu does not include gluten free items. Samosas can be purchased individually, but a discount is offered when purchasing a box of four.

Musonye-Smith said that the owners would eventually like to franchise Samosa Supreme.

Samosa Supreme is located at 14207 Old Annapolis Road - on the same property as the former Main Street Catering and J-Mart, but it is located in a separate building on the lot.

Until the grand opening, the hours are:

  • Friday: 11am to 8pm
  • Saturday:  11am to 8pm
  • Sunday: noon to 5pm

Order over the phone at (240) 929-4403.

Stop in and let them know you heard about Samosa Supreme on Bowie Living.


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