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For a taste of tropical Mozambique at home, try these delicious recipes or visit one of South Africa’s best peri-peri-influenced restaurants.


Mozam food closer to home

  • Mo-Zam-Bik has branches in Ballito, Benoni and Randburg and offers fusion food inspired by the cuisine of Mozambique and Portugal. Sip on Laurentina beer while you tuck into peri-peri chicken and chocolate rissoles. Tel 032-946-0979.
  • Toni’s on Kloof Street in Cape Town is a laid-back restaurant with traditional Portuguese food, such as beef trinchado and feijoada, and delicious Mozambican curries. Tel 021-423-7617.
  • Carla’s in Muizenberg is a favourite with Capetonians for its cosy atmosphere and unpretentious dishes. Go for the peri-peri prawns, caldo verde or steak, egg and chips. Tel 021-788-6860.


Locals’ tip!

by Lisa Johnston

Mozambican-born São Hoffman has been feeding hungry shoppers from her yellow caravan in the parking lot of the Mbombela (Nelspruit) Game and Pick n Pay complex for the past 12 years. Regular customers will vouch that you won’t fi nd a better prego roll anywhere in Mpumalanga. Be prepared to be patient – São’s pregos are very popular and the lunchtime queue starts well before midday.




  • “Flavours of Mocambique” is a recipe book written by Gill McInnes and Jenny Flint. I had the pleasure of meeting these wonderful ladies while on holiday last year.
    I wrote a book review and have feature one of their signature dishes (Prawn Curry) which you can find on my website: http://www.thebushkitchen.co.za

    Ola!
    Graham.

  • Nice one Sarah, that looks absolutely delicious! I love the mango and almond collaboration with the calamari!