Tag Archives: comfort food

Bobotie: The flavour of our nation

Bobotie, pronounced ba-boor-tea, is best described as a light-textured meat loaf, flavoured with typical Cape Malay spices and topped with a savoury custard.  It is the South African version of an  English Sheperd’s Pie or a Greek Moussaka. Bobotie is one of South Africa’s signature dishes, and probably the most popular dish in the Cape.  It is […]

Melkkos – traditional or with a modern twist?

Every mother needs one dish in her repertoire that is fast, nutritious and tastes yummy!  My mother’s “old faithful” is a traditional South African recipe, called melkkos.  It is also my first food memory. Melkkos was our family’s number one comfort food on cold winter days.  Everyone just loves this simple dish that fills you […]