Dutch settlers in South Africa brought with them slaves from the Dutch East Indies—the colonial territory now known as Indonesia—between the 17th and 19th centuries.
Cookbook author Hilda Gerber, writing in 1949, remarked that the descendants of these slaves often remarked that they cooked “in the old Dutch style.” While slaves cooked familiar foods from home, they also used Dutch waffle irons and made dishes such as pastei and botter-beskuitjes for their masters.
In other words, the tastes of colonizers could be found in the tastes of the foods prepared by slave descendants, generations later—something that this present day reader feels has some traces of salt and bitterness.
Cape Malay foods are Indian, Indonesian, Dutch, and hybrids in between.
Note: “Cape Malay” can be a confusing term. Cape refers to Cape Town, South Africa. Malays refers to the group from the Dutch East Indies and Dutch Malacca. But the term is not an ethnonym, but a kind of religious and racial category. Muslim Indians were also “Cape Malays.” Malays who converted to Christianity, however, were not considered Cape Malays.
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GUYS! Is there anything better than a Saturday braai? Braai expert @rugged_chris_
is on the chops and steak. And I'm just piling feta on this salad 🙌
We make sure each bite is fresh, cheesy and delicious! Our secret dough recipe ensures the perfect crust every time 👌🍕.
Homebaked, every day. You don’t get better. 😁
Stuffed with fresh grated carrot, apple and pecan nuts!
Thanks for spending time with me.
I am all for upcycling leftovers especially because Ramadhaan is not a time for elaborate feasting or wastage but rather a time to abstain from and train ourselves not to indulge in copious amounts of food ❤ So today's post is the ever popular roti quesadilla creation made using leftover pot roast chicken and potato! I added chutney for extra flavour and cheese to bind and that's our meal for iftaar! These quesadillas were fried on my @cadacsa
2-Cook Pro! (Swipe for more) Recipe for the chicken can be found below .
Recipe credit: @unknown
Picture credit: @aniseeds
1 dspn red ginger garlic masala
½ dspn red coarse dry chillies
1 tsp crushed garlic
1 dessertspoon fine dhana
1 tsp fine jeero
1 dspn fine mustard
1 tsp arad
2 tsp fine salt
2 dspns yoghurt
2 dspns saffron water – a few strands saffron boiled in water
Juice of 1 lemon, mix with a little white vinegar
1 dspn oil or ghee
A few elachi, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and peppercorns
Mix all the ingredients together and make a paste. Slit chicken. Apply paste all over the chicken and marinate overnight. Heat ghee or oil in a pot. Add spices. Add chicken and cook on medium heat. Cook chicken until meat is tender. Add potatoea close to the end. Increase temperature and allow to brown
Take one roti, smear with samoosa chutney, top with leftover chicken and potato and dot with more chutney. Sprinkle with grated cheese. Top with another roti and fry in a non stick pan or @cadacsa
2-Cook on low till crispy ❤
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Dine on flavourful Portuguese dishes with blue skies above @maresolcapetown
Dine with this incredible view @meloncinosa
! They are also offering 15% off all pizzas and pastas on Saturdays from 11:00 to 19:00 during October.
Find a reason to celebrate this weekend with a bottle of Messidor from @mariannewines
The WEEKEND has arrived! Dive into this Friday in full force with some delicious creamy avo, feta & bacon! 🥑
declares the best vegan 🌱 sushi staple has got to be @activesushi
, also declared BEST ASIAN EATERY last night.
We wanted to congratulate 👏@activesushi
who we’ve backed and who backed us right from the beginning.
Active Sushi was our 1st Beta Tester - before we even had a product or an app, when we had a presentation & a concept.
They took a chance on us, and in return we helped make sure all our users know that they are a great restaurant who is forward thinking and embracing of new technology - well deserving of this award.
Active Sushi has been an awesome partner & exemplary restaurant on the platform - implementing our suggestions (all based on data) and we can say is a truly Feastfox partner!
Cheers 🥂 to Russell & the team!
Today we made a delicious discovery in Cape Town that is unrelated to wine, but the next best thing...food. We wandered into Jéan-Lucs Kitchen on Orphan Street just off Bree Street and discovered a new restaurant. Jéan-Lucs has only been open for one week. We met chef Jéan-Luc, yes his parents are Trekkies, and enjoyed the Tasting Board for lunch. Chalmar sirloin w/ brioche, tomato risotto, roasted onion salad w/ ponzu, fried calamari, cauliflower soup and slow-roasted pork belly over roasted potatoes made the perfect lunch for two! Check it out if you’re in town! @jeanlucskitchen
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The Cape Town Festival of Beer once again takes place at the end of November 2018.
This annual event is hosted at Hamilton’s Rugby Club in Green Point. In its 9th year, the Festival delivers the ultimate beer experience and is the largest festival of commercially available beer in the southern hemisphere. It’s the perfect event for those wanting a fun day out, a tasting experience or a food overload. For the beer lovers, the beer aficionados and the newbies, the range of cider and beers available is unparalleled in South Africa. Along with the promise of an exceptional selection of beer and cider, there is also live music and kids entertainment throughout the weekend. Perfect for the whole family!
Tickets are available via WebTickets!