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
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.
Ethiopian spiced chicken stew complete with boiled eggs. Recipe coming soon.
South Sudanese staple food Asida. For recipe see Asida post.
Fresh made, see Tamiya post for recipe.
Kale and collard greens. See Sukuma Wiki post for recipe.
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.
Thank you. Enjoy yourself and savor those bites.
What tasty meal. The soup’s my favorite.
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!!!
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.
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.
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 .,.