Until recently I was more than happy to serve my Bobotie
with salad, until a very good friend (who has family in the Cape) served me a more authentic version, with a bowl of fluffy coconut-y rice, a sharp apricot chutney and sliced banana, so I've added a couple of these extras for the purist.
For my main course I chose what is,apparently,a traditional South African dish called Cape Bobotie
Among the other recipes in the top ten are: White Castle Won Ton, sent in by Martha Buhl, of Purdys, NY; White Castle Dim Sum sent in by David Bashford of Westfield, NJ; Soup Fit For the King of the Castle sent in by Ron Patterson, of Oak Forest, IL; Macaroni and Cheese White Castle Bake sent in by Lorraine Shoukani of Canton, OH; White Castle East Indian Bobotie
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Exotic meats such as impala, wildebeest, ostrich and kudu fight it out on the national menu with bobotie
meat parcels, boerewors barbecued sausages, soetkoekies (spice and wine cookies) and Green Mango Atjar (mangoes in spiced oil).
Adventurous diners can expect to feast on everything from chicken wings Lebanese style to Palestinian meatballs, plantain fritters with spicy West African hot sauce, Zanzibari sweet potato and French beans with roasted fresh coconut, South African Bobotie
minced lamb pie, Vietnamese Banh Khot (mini pancakes wrapped in greens with a spicy relish) and Mumbai street food like aubergine bhajia, ragdo pattice patties and patrani maachi (steamed fish wrapped in banana leaf ).
Try sweet African pastries and specialities, such as corned beef bobotie
or good old US of A omelettes and pancakes.
95 for the restaurant's signature dish - South African bobotie
, a delicious mixture of curried minced meat and fruit with an egg-based topping, to PS19.
The marriage of these cultures' spices is revealed in Peli Peli's signature dishes, including their legendary bobotie
, a cottage pie featuring curried house-made sausage and carrot bredie, topped with a pastry lid and mango chutney.
Trevor Immelman, 2009: Bobotie
(spiced minced meat pie with egg topping), sosaties (chicken skewer), spinach salad, milk tart and South African wine.
is made with egg and has a mince base and can include raisins.
I'd definitely recommend the chocolate and the bobotie
- a kind of spiced meat that is served with a custard-style topping - much tastier than I'm able to describe.
My better half Becky chose bobotie
(lightly spiced mutton with almonds, raisins and a baked egg, yellow raisin rice and an apricot chutney blatjang).