South Sudanese Dinner Party

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.

November 24, 2016

South Sudanese Dinner Party

I had a wonderful opportunity to cook for my family and our guests this past weekend. Some friends visited from out of town bringing our party to 6 adults and 7 children. It was all the motivation I needed to whip up some South Sudanese traditional meals as you can see above. The hit of the evening was my sister’s rendition of Ras Koruf soup, or lamb head soup. It was on point. Seared over an open flame, then slow cooked with tomatoes, onions, celery, a touch of peanut butter and 1 serrano pepper to give the extra kick.  I will post the complete recipe in a separate post soon. Our dinner featured Doro Wat – an Ethiopian spiced chicken stew complete with hard boiled eggs. For greens we made Sukuma wiki, spinach with peanut butter sauce, and traditional smoked meat and okra stew(mula combo ta bamia).  These meals were eaten with Asida and white rice, and topped off with a glass of fresh squeezed cold lemonade.

Ras Koruf soup, lamb head soup

Ras Koruf soup, lamb head soup

Ras Koruf soup, lamb head soup

Mula Kombo ta Bamia

A stew of smoked meat boiled with onions, sliced okra, peanut butter and traditional salt called Kombo. This meal is eaten with Asida or Kisra.  See our smoked meat recipe on how to prepare one key ingredient for this meal.

Mula Kombo ta bamia: smoked meat and okra cooked with traditional salt Kombo and peanut butter.


Doro Wat

Ethiopian spiced chicken stew complete  with boiled eggs. Recipe coming soon.



South Sudanese staple food Asida. For recipe see Asida post.

Pictured above is a plate of Asida

Asida. South Sudanese staple food.









Fresh made, see Tamiya post for recipe.

Sudanese Tamiya or falafel.

Sudanese Tamiya or falafel.







Sukuma Wiki.

Kale and collard greens. See Sukuma Wiki post for recipe.

Pictured above is a dish called Sukuma wiki, made with kale and collard greens

Sukuma wiki dish made using kale and collard greens.









  1. Meredith

    Oh Noela, that looks so delicious.
    I am flying over to Naivasha tomorrow for a South Sudanese wedding and the baptism of my little grandson, so I hope we will be served some of these dishes.
    Thank you for sharing your recipes.

    • Noela Mogga

      Thank you. Enjoy yourself and savor those bites.

  2. Alan Lasu

    What tasty meal. The soup’s my favorite.

  3. Kajobinyi

    Hello Noela,
    This is long over due, i still recall that excellent dinner as though it was yesterday. Great time together. I wish we could stay longer. Oh yea, i even forgot about the wine. Lol, next time. Keep up the excellent work. Know that we highly appreciate your efforts in keeping our heritage. Happy Holidays!!!

  4. Omaima El Zobair

    From Al Khartoum Salam! (Love)
    I loved everything about your page Noela.
    I loved that we share almost 80 percent of the dishes we eat every day and in holidays! What a lovely thing to know!
    I was thinking of cooking a SS meal today, so searched the internet for a recipe, as I used to have a friend from Moro tribe, who is really a good cook, with her I tasted the Basico with smocked fish, and combo with Asida and rice, plus red beans and other delicious stuff. I felt longing for her and wanted to cook something she used to, but found you, and you made my day, I am proud of you Noela, please keep up the good work.

    • Noela Mogga

      Omaima El Zobair, Hello and wecome to Taste of South Sudan. You made my day, now I have a big smile because of your encouraging words. I tell you, I write these recipes to bring joy into people’s lives, and the joy comes back to me also.

  5. atar batista

    big hello.,.//
    south Sudanese food is for sharing ,,when the family gathered together for food .,.its peace,love and reconciliation .,.for we always share ideas and received instruction from the elders .,.,let it be food for peace and reconciliation .,.
    stay blessed