Namibia

Typical Namibian dishes from Fat cakes, Ombidi, Oshingali, Potjiekos to Malva pudding.

Milk Tart Recipe

This creamy, insanely delicious and not too sweet milk tart recipe with an intense vanilla and cinnamon flavor is absolutely to die for!! Made with very simple ingredients that you always have on hand. Makes a perfect anytime dessert! Milk tart also known as melktert is basically a cinnamon and […]

Grape Cheesecake

Loaded with fresh grapes, Mascarpone cheese, yogurt, sour cream, whipped cream and chocolate cookies, this no bake grape cheesecake recipe with chocolate cookie crumbs makes a beautiful, light and delicious dessert. I always get excited when I see something from home. A few weeks ago I bought grapes from Namibia […]

Namibian Dried Meat Strips Stew (Eedingu)

Dried meat strips also known as “ombelela yeedingu” in short ”Eedingu” in my vernacular (Oshikwanyama), is a Namibian delicacy. Eedingu is basically meat cut into strips and sun dried, with or without salt/vinegar. It is mainly made from beef, goat, or venison. I grew up in a village in the […]

South African Yellow Rice

South African classic, this yellow rice aka Geelrys with a sweet spicy taste is so good and easy to make! Made with white rice and raisins and spiced with cinnamon and turmeric. Tastes great with tomato sauce, chicken curry, bobotie or beef stew. This traditional South African yellow rice also […]

Rooibos Iced Tea Recipe

This delicious, healthy and refreshing rooibos iced tea is loved by grown ups and kids too. Made with rooibos tea and fresh ginger and sweetened with honey. Garnished with lemon and lemon balm! So appealing! I absolutely love rooibos tea. I’ve been drinking it for as much as I can […]

Malva Pudding Recipe Without Cream

This extremely rich, very delicious and not too sweet malva pudding with a wonderful creamy texture is absolutely to die for!! Made with very simple ingredients that you always have on hand. Malva pudding is one of the popular desserts in Namibia. You’ll find it on almost every restaurant/ lodge […]

Namibian stiff porridge (Oshifima)

Namibian stiff porridge (Oshifima): Namibian staple dish for more than two-thirds of the Namibian’s population of about 2,5 million made from mahangu flour (pearl millet flour), maize meal or a mixture of both and water. Tastes great served with Oshikandela (soured milk), grilled meat, vegetables- or meat stews such as […]

Namibian – style tomato sauce

Last year after I’ve posted fat cakes and chicken wings recipes, lots of people have been asking on how I made the tomato sauce that I used as a dip. I send the recipe to couple people and shared it in few groups on Facebook. This week I shared the […]

Namibian spinach stew (Ombidi) recipe

Spinach stew known as Ombidi, Omboga and many more other names, depending on where you are in Namibia, is one of the popular dishes in the northern part of the country. Ombidi is made with wild spinach, which grows naturally in the fields, during rainy seasons, from November to March. […]

Namibian Fat Cakes (fried dough) Recipe

Fat cakes also known as Vetkoek (in Afrikaans) or Oukuki ( in my mother tongue Oshiwambo) are sweet, fluffy and moist deep fried dough balls. Fat cakes are so loved in Namibia, especially in the northern part of the country. They also happen to be my favorite childhood snack. The […]