Sopa de feijão, literally means “Beans soup”, is a delicious and nutritious dish, usually made with beans, onion, tomato and short pasta. It is a local example of a traditional Portuguese soup, very well known in the Brazil, Angola and Mozambique. Portugal has a strong tradition in preparing and enjoying soups.
Afternoon tea is served with dainty finger delicacy such as finger sandwiches, tiny cakes and scones topped with lashings of clotted cream. It is also enjoyed in British overseas territory include Saint Helena.
The word “Chakalaka” is translated from the Zulu word which means “all together”. Chakalaka is a simple and spicy dish of onion, tomatoe and hard vegetables such as carrot and green beans. It is typically seasoned with curry powder.
Sorghum meal is known as “Mabele” in Swaziland. It is one of a traditional South African staple food. You will usually find it served with a tomato relish or a chili vegetable relish called “chakalaka”.
Sweet potatoes has traditionally been one of the main staples of the Swadi diet. Sweet potatoes are a great source of protein, vitamins A and C, iron, and calcium.
The centerpiece is Boroso, a traditional South African sausage made from minced meat, fat and spices and herbs. Its origin refers to stem from the days of the early farming settlers in South Africa.
What maize beer in referred to in Southern part of Africa is “Maheu” usually. This is a common alcoholic drink which is thick, creamy and slightly gritty with a naturally sour taste. Here I post cassava-based Maheu.
Mauritania has a well-developed tea culture, and Chiniese green tea is by far the most popular tea beverage. The word “Atai” or “Ataya” literally means “The tea” in Arabic, and it is usually made of dried green tea, water, lots amount of mint and sugar. Green tea arrived from China in the 15th century in the holds of the Portuguese sailing ships, and was later adopted by the Moors who drank it with a passion. As a guest you are served three times, don’t hesitate to accept this gesture.
Boerewors is a South African version of what is generally reffered to as sausage, pronounced “boor-ah-vorse” which in Afrikaans translates as “Farmer Sausage”. The spiced meat mixture is stuffed and formed into long coils.
Skilpaadjie is a local delicacy usually made from sheep’s liver with a fatty skin around it. I really appreciate the recipe with spices that they made.
Prawn or Shrimp, both of them called Camarão (pron: Camaron) in Portuguese language, is the big export item from Mozambique to the world. Grilled flesh shrimp is a very popular dish in Mozambique. Visit Mozambique if you have always been a fan of prawn/shrimp.
Since the main economic activity is fishery in Saint Helena, fishing industry has contributed to many traditional Saint Helenian cuisine such as tuna. Here I post Steamed Tuna with vegetable (leak and bell papper), one of the local delicacy. Other popular dish include fish cutlet, fish cakes, and so on.
Sadza is the staple diet for most of Zinbabwean, which is made of white maize (Mealie-Meal) like pap in South Africa, Nsima in Malawi, etc. Normally it is accompanied by stew or vegetable relish in one plate. Muriwo is chopped and cooked African spinach meal. Nyama (or Inyama) means meat or stewed meat.
This is organ stew. Sadza(not in this picture), meat stew and muriwo(like spinach vegetable) are best combination in traditional way.
It is 4cm height warm which can be seen in South African counties. I bought dried one, and then Zimbabwen mama cooked for me. Boil in hot water, wash, boil again in water and oil, after water has gone it fries spontaneously, put much salt and diced tomato. It has like a fish taste.