About me

Written by Noela Mogga

Hi there. My name is Noela Mogga. I am a physician, mother, food blogger. I was born in South Sudan. I plan to showcase tasty South Sudan food recipes, traditional customs, and natural beauty regimens. When I am not busy practicing Anesthesiology in my adopted state of Texas, I can be found whipping delicious meals for my husband and children.

May 30, 2016



Noela Mogga in African print and South Sudanese beaded necklace and bracelet

Noela Mogga in African print and South Sudanese beaded necklace and bracelet.

Dr. Noela Mogga was born in South Sudan (then Sudan), and lived there with her family until leaving to pursue college and medical school in the United States. She is an avid food lover. She strives to showcase South Sudan food recipes, culture and natural beauty regimens. When she is not busy practicing Anesthesia full time in her adopted state of Texas, she can be found whipping up delicious meals and taking care of her husband and three children. She is passionate about mentoring youth, being a mother and constantly learning new things.


  1. Zach

    I am really happy that someone is finally starting a blog about aspects that make South Sudan such a unique place.

    • Noela Mogga

      Thank you. Indeed that is my goal, a positive presentation about food and culture of South Sudan.

  2. Another you

    (sigh) FINALLY! whooooopie! thank you so much for distributing a wealth of information and cultural gems to our people,you have no idea what you have just done =) ever since i can remember my mother has been a hard working women spending many hours working,even with the chronic painful condition of arthritis,she slaved away,to provide for her family,and because of her absence i have a limited knowledge of the foods i grew up eating,i have several signature dishes here and there ,but i could never get on the same level of my beautiful mother,i was born in the states,i’m a young 20 year old women,with a fear of losing her culture,i value our people and our culture so much,and i’m so happy that you have created a space to showcase our delicious cuisine ,the food you displayed looks so RICH and tasty.i admire you for doing this.i wish you the best of look in your journey and i hope your blog takes off! you definitely got yourself a regular in me mrs Noela ! i know the work that you do is hard,and though to the untrained eye it may look easy,so WOW,just wow .your presentation is lovely and you are indeed a beautiful women,and are indeed well recieved,i salute you,OH YES!!! cant wait to make my family some good food,all while creating memories and preserving our customs =) im so happy, i found this blog i feel the need to speak in ♪, ♫song♪, ♫ for the reminder of the day .i usually do not partipate in the cyber world or put comments under blogs or videos but i just had to say that,i realize now more than ever how important it is to elevate my fellow south Sudanese counterpart.but any ways take care =) a taste oi sudan will take up alot of my internet history haha =P

    • Noela Mogga

      Thank you, you just made me so happy. The highlight of my day. I will keep on keeping on.

  3. Nduwimana Chantal

    Keep sending the recipes. some we plan to use during our safaris in south sudan

  4. Jacob Reath

    Keep up the good work! can you please post a recipe on how to make “cop” and “wal wal.” With much gratitude and appreciation, THANK YOU SISTER. I’m horrible at spilling but I am sure you know very well which dish I speak of : )

    • Jacob Reath


    • Noela Mogga

      Jacob, wal wal I believe refers to Akela, a food that I believe originated with Shilluk tribe that is best described similar to couscous. The other food you mention I am not familiar with, I will try to find out.

  5. Jame

    That’s an awesome job noela l am so proud of you..finally someone is showing the strength of an african culture specially south sudan about food…way to go..thanks.

  6. James Omunson

    Dr Noela Mogga,

    I am a South Sudanese living in the UK, my wife and I are so impressed with your presentation of our culture and food recipes as well as our natural beauty; it is refreshing and delightful for a young woman like you not shying away from our cultural heritage, values and traditions. All the dishes that you displayed are deeply rooted into our South Sudanese culture. I am really so proud of your work, please keep doing what you do best.

  7. Abhay

    Your reviews are as sweet as you. Nice to see Sudanees food being taken forward to public.

    • Noela Mogga

      Thank you for your input Abhay.

  8. Claudine Phillips

    Hello! I’m in charge of snacks for a Little Flowers girls group studying St. Bakita and would like to include authentic foods from Sudan. Can you recommend a few recipes the average American mom could have success with that the girls would also enjoy?? This site is lovely. Thank you!

    • Noela Mogga

      Yes Ma’am.
      I will respond to your email directly with my choices.
      Noela Mogga.