Siba Mtongana shares the rich fusion culture of modern South African food. She gives the traditional recipes she grew up with a totally modern twist, while an injecting them with international flavors.
Season 1, Episode 8

Cape Town Adventures

Siba Mtongana's writing an article about food adventures and we're with her every step of the way. First she shakes up her mother's Potjiekos, a traditional South African stew cooked over fire. Second, she's challenging top chef Luke Dale Roberts to cook using three mystery ingredients. Then it's the scoop on the cool Cape Town food truck scene, before rounding off a day of adventures with her favorite guilty pleasure, a Banana Split Sandwich.

Tuesday
Mar 14
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 2

First Date Anniversary

Romance is in the air at Siba and Brian Mtongana's first date anniversary dinner. This year, they're going with an American spin on the grill, with towering Cobb Salad Burgers and Strawberries on Sticks. There are heart-shaped Peanut Butter Brownies, Virgin Pomegranate Mojitos and a picnic in the car at a surprise location.

Tuesday
Mar 14
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 3

Perfect Cape Town Picnic

It's picnic time in Cape Town and Siba Mtongana's packing up the boys, a big basket of great food and heading out to eat alfresco. She's making golden crispy Crumbed Chicken Strips, Perfect Picnic Pasta Salad and individual Mediterranean-style salads in jars. Then to wrap up a perfect Cape Town picnic, divine chocolate Cheats Truffles.

Tuesday
Mar 14
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 2, Episode 5

Challenge Siba

Siba Mtongana's set herself three unique challenges. First, turning everyday cheese into simple and dazzling salads: Mozzarella's starring in an Antipasti Salad platter and Camembert's center stage in an amazing savory fruit salad. Then, it's a culinary duel as she challenges Luke Dale Roberts, one of South Africa's top chefs, to make lunch with mystery ingredients. Finally, it's all about guilty pleasures as Siba raises the stakes on naughty with the most incredible Fried Ice Cream.

Saturday
Jun 17
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 6

Make It Modern

It's all about making things modern and Siba Mtongana is giving Seared Tuna and Crushed Wheat Salad a fresh spin. Then she's exploring the Cape Town Asian food and flavor explosion by whipping up incredible Sweet Sticky Ribs. Next it's a whistle stop tour of culinary hot spot Bree Street, with a Lemon Posset master class from top chef Liam Tomlin. Then Siba's wrapping things up at Spanish tapas joint La Parada, which inspires Gazpacho with Chorizo, and makes a perfect rendezvous spot for a cocktail with her husband.

Saturday
Jun 17
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 7

Superfast Sunday

Siba Mtongana's throwing a superfast Sunday lunch with an Asian vibe for friends. There's Surf and Turf, starring a fabulous roast fillet, amazing fried calamari and a fragrant sauce made in minutes, and on the side a quick Asian Ribbon Salad and Cheat's Sushi Rice. It's washed down with a Sunday Sunshine Virgin Cocktail that's got real va va voom!

Saturday
Jun 17
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 8

Meeting Baby

It's a Cape Town celebration when Siba Mtongana's in-laws visit to meet baby Lina. Taking center stage is Stuffed Roast Pork with real wow factor, served with divine Apple Gravy. On the side, Sauteed Greens with Rocket (arugula) and Feta. For dessert, there's a dazzling layered Caramel Popcorn Ice Cream Cake.

Saturday
Jun 17
9am | 8c
Season 2, Episode 1

Siba's Table

Siba Mtongana's musician friends are in town, so she's jazzing up weekend lunch with a farmers' market-inspired feast. Taking center stage is a show-stopping Chicken Salad with Bacon Wrapped Greens, and Herbed Mushroom Tin Loaves with Onion Chive Cream Cheese on the side. For dessert, tempting and sweet Coconut Macaroons!

Tuesday
Aug 8
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 4

Viva Africa

Siba Mtongana's packing up fabulous local dishes with a twist to take to a South African-themed potluck. There are juicy sirloin Sosaties grilled by her husband, Brian, tasty savory Pap Cakes with a Sweet and Sour Relish and fabulous Beautiful Beet Salad with nut-coated goat's cheese balls.

Tuesday
Aug 8
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 2

Cape Town Braai

Siba Mtongana is firing up the grill for a fabulous surf and turf braai. There are flame-grilled Tuna Steaks and juicy Pork Chops marinated in her signature BBQ sauce, spicy Grilled Corn, fuss-free Braai'd Baby Potatoes and a Smoked Tomato Relish that's perfect with grilled food. Husband Brian's on the braai and Siba's all fired up.

Tuesday
Sep 19
7:30am | 6:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Baby Makes Three

Siba Mtongana is making a fabulous alfresco feast for her baby's first picnic. There's juicy Meatballs stuffed into toasted pitas, cool Tzatziki and irresistible Strawberry, Almond and Coconut Slices for dessert, plus a refreshing Pineapple Cooler to wash it all down with. So that's Siba, Brian and baby makes three at a perfect Cape Town picnic at the beach.

Tuesday
Sep 19
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 10

Come On Over

It's a girl's night at Siba Mtongana's with fabulous finger food and a super cool cocktail. There's stylish hot smoked salmon topped Mfino Fritters, sticky Chicken Winglets, a super easy Peppadew Dip and Siba's fruity Sundowner Cocktail. Throw in some store-bought sweet treats and Siba's best girl friends and you've got all the ingredients for a great girls' night in.

Tuesday
Nov 14
8am | 7c
Season 2, Episode 7

Superfast Sunday

Siba Mtongana's throwing a superfast Sunday lunch with an Asian vibe for friends. There's Surf and Turf, starring a fabulous roast fillet, amazing fried calamari and a fragrant sauce made in minutes, and on the side a quick Asian Ribbon Salad and Cheat's Sushi Rice. It's washed down with a Sunday Sunshine Virgin Cocktail that's got real va va voom!

Tuesday
Nov 14
9:30am | 8:30c

Most Popular Recipes

All Siba's Table Recipes

Chakalaka

Mfino Fritters

Asian Glazed Gammon

Sticky Chicken Winglets

Cheat Truffles

Pesto Chicken Penne

Harissa Ciabatta

Coconut Macaroons

Cranberry Nut Cookies with Ice Cream and Passionfruit Sauce

Avocado and Red Bean Salad

Siba's Sunday Sunshine

Potjiekos

Fried Ice Cream

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Stuffed Baked Salmon

Spicy Grilled Corn

Antipasti Salad

Ginger and Coriander Corn Salad

Stuffed Baked Salmon

Siba's Sunday Trifle

Banana Split Sandwich

Seawater-Steamed Langoustines, Robatta-Grilled Asparagus and Pan-Seared Hake with Smoked-Cinnamon Beurre Noisette

Peppadew Dip

Pineapple Cooler

Cape Town Tarts

Herbed Mushroom Tin Loaves

Smoked Tomato Relish

About the Host

Siba Mtongana

A young and dynamic food enthusiast, Siba has brought style and charisma to South African TV.