Celebrity TV chef Siba Mtongana is known for her internationally renowned dishes that are often easy to make but almost always come with her own twist

The mom-of-four tantalises taste buds all over the world on her hit show, Siba’s Table, with recipes such as speedy ice-cream cake, perfect no-cook cheesecake and stuffed roast pork with apple gravy.

But there is nothing that Siba enjoys more than making her favourite local dishes. They usually get a Sibalicious twist and lots of va-va-voom.

Siba’s bestselling cookbook, My Table, was a local and international hit. Of course, several local dishes like melktert (milk tart) made it into the book.

Here’s a look at other traditional dishes that Siba has been whipping up in the kitchen


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Orange infused malva pudding

Next to milk tart, malva pudding is one of South Africa’s most popular desserts.

Trust Siba to add a tasty twist to this local classic. Her orange infused malva pudding not only looks fancy but it will give your grandma’s decades-old recipe a run for its money.





Seafood shisanyama

Nothing brings friends and family together better than a shisanyama. While most South Africans use different cuts of meat for their shisanyama, Siba likes to take things to the next level with a seafood braai.

“One of the food experiences I’ve been in enjoying in Mauritius is what I call ‘seafood shisanyama‘ with lobster, mussles, fish and more… I love seafood and cooking on the coals brings another dimension of flavour with the smoke,” she wrote on Instagram.