Continuing the exotic theme, the main course was a mince dish from South Africa called Bobotie
and was cooked with the late addition of a savoury egg custard.
I cook a big meal for the family to share, something like my shakshuka, a Middle Eastern spicy egg dish, or Bobotie
, a South African curried bake, and we sit around and catch up on the week.
My family has complained that whatever food I cook-be it ostensibly a South African bobotie
or a Brazilian moqueca-they end up tasting like a French stew, which is the only stew I really know how to make.
The place is frequently visited by local intellectuals and artists, so you can join or eavesdrop on an interesting political debate, while trying the traditional Cape curried meatloaf, Bobotie
It arrived via the slave trade, along with bredies, pickled fish, denningvleis and bobotie
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.
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).
In an unassuming street corner cafe, I watch wide-eyed as our table fills with treats - lamb curries, samosas and South African national dish bobotie
, a moussaka-like mix of spiced mincemeat and fruits with a golden topping.