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Presented like a cake and equally delicious, this savoury Middle Eastern dish will have you at ‘salam’. Layers of rice, meat, legumes and fried vegetables are assembled into a pot before being flipped upside down onto a plate. Learn to make your own at the Beit Sitti Cooking School in Amman.
Picture spaghetti mince topped with a creamy omelette and your part way to understanding the deliciousness of bobotie. Throw in a few pine nuts, raisins and a rainbow of herbs and spices and you’re even closer. Sample this heartwarming dish at Cape Town’s Wharf Centre for the added bonus of harbour views.
Almost as fun to eat as it is to pronounce, nyama choma is a hallmark of family celebrations in Tanzania and Kenya. Though the name refers to many varieties or roast meat, it’s most commonly goat, best eaten with your hands and washed down with a chilled beer.
One of the most beloved food items of Middle East countries, the humble falafel has fans in every corner of the globe. Usually made from ground fava beans and or chickpeas, mixed with herbs and deep fried, these tasty balls are commonly served in a pita bread pocket heaped with salad, tahini sauces and pickled vegetables.