And yesterday the Artscape Theatre Centre featured scrumptious food for Africa Day celebrations. From Namibia, to Angola, Mozambique to Madagascar, the displays showed the uniqueness of each country’s food.
In Madagascar, guests are welcomed with a drink of rum and orange. This undoubtedly relaxes the nerves and refreshes the throat with a tasty citrus flavour.
One of their popular cuisines is a side dish of carrots, cabbage and green beans which is best served with rice. For tea lovers there is mofo baolina, a sweet doughnut ball for any time of day. But it is the way the people of Madagascar make their meatballs that gives this snack the edge; instead of bread crumbs, they use potatoes to give the meatball volume and nutritional substance.
Our neighbours in Namibia have made a name for themselves when it comes to biltong and craft beer. From game to beef to bacon and sausage, all can be hung up to dry. The same goes for fruit. Enyandy and eembe are some of the country’s unique dried fruits, which serve as a great snack. Just like South Africans, Namibians also enjoy protein-rich mopani worms on the go. They have a wide variety of drinkables too from marula-flavoured soft drinks to malt beer.