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 9

Dinner Deadline

It's Siba Mtongana against the clock as she whips up a fabulous impromptu Italian-inspired dinner. Her husband, Brian, is bringing a friend for an after-work meal and Siba's got it covered with Pesto Chicken Penne, Harissa Ciabatta and a pantry raid's inspiration for a fast Puttanesca Salad. Siba's on a deadline and she's going to make it.

Tuesday
Mar 14
7:30am | 6:30c
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
Mar 14
8am | 7c
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.

Saturday
Jun 17
7am | 6c
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 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 9

Summer Days

Siba Mtongana is writing an article about summer cooking, sharing secrets and favorite recipes. Summer means casual and alfresco so there's got to be great ideas for grilling. She's got delicious dressings, a dip for easy entertaining, fabulous fruity drinks and a dazzling dessert that's speedy and stunning. It's Siba's essential guide to summer cooking.

Saturday
Jun 17
9:30am | 8:30c
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
Aug 8
8am | 7c
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 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.

Tuesday
Aug 8
9am | 8c
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.

Tuesday
Aug 8
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 4

Date Night

It's Thursday so it's date night for Siba Mtongana and her husband, Brian. She's making his favorite foods, easy stuffed Baked Salmon and Crushed Herby Potatoes followed by Cranberry Nut Cookies with Ice Cream and Passion Fruit Sauce. Brian has some romantic surprises up his sleeve for a delicious dinner under the stars.

Tuesday
Sep 19
8:30am | 7:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

Shortcut Supper

Siba Mtongana throws together a fabulous last-minute supper party for her best friend who's flying into Cape Town. She's sharing all her secrets for fast and easy entertaining from buying the meat from the coolest barbecue place in town, served with South African classic Chakalaka to the ultimate standby Avocado and Red Bean Salad and a fantastic speedy Ice Cream Cake. No notice is no problem.

Tuesday
Sep 19
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 7

Cape Crusader

Siba Mtongana's serving up a fabulous Cape Town-inspired Saturday brunch for friends. With Banana and Cranberry Weekend Granola, delicious Cape Town Tarts, a Siba twist on "ham and eggs" and to go with them a warm Market Salad with fabulous fresh ingredients from the coolest market in Cape Town.

Tuesday
Nov 14
7am | 6c
Season 2, Episode 10

Feel Good

Siba Mtongana is writing about her favorite feel good foods. There's soothing Pesto Chicken Penne, romantic Stuffed Baked Salmon, delicious dips from around the world and a taste of home with a twist on her mother's Potjiekos. On the sweet side are a decadent Banana Split Sandwich, Crunchy Fried Bananas and a no-cook Speedy Ice Cream Cake.

Tuesday
Nov 14
7:30am | 6:30c
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 1, Episode 9

Dinner Deadline

It's Siba Mtongana against the clock as she whips up a fabulous impromptu Italian-inspired dinner. Her husband, Brian, is bringing a friend for an after-work meal and Siba's got it covered with Pesto Chicken Penne, Harissa Ciabatta and a pantry raid's inspiration for a fast Puttanesca Salad. Siba's on a deadline and she's going to make it.

Tuesday
Nov 14
8:30am | 7:30c
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.

Tuesday
Nov 14
9am | 8c
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

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Potjiekos

Asian Glazed Gammon

Crunchy Fried Bananas

Slow Roast Lamb with Mint Mustard Gravy

Cranberry Nut Cookies with Ice Cream and Passionfruit Sauce

Gazpacho with Chorizo

Speedy Ice Cream Cake

Asian Ribbon Salad

Crumbed Chicken Strips

Sauteed Greens with Arugula and Feta

Liam Tomlin's Lemon Posset

Jarred Salad

Antipasti Salad

Spicy Grilled Corn

Surf and Turf

Caramel Popcorn Ice Cream Cake

Beautiful Beet Salad

Virgin Pomegranate Mojito

Strawberry, Almond and Coconut Slices

Seared Tuna and Crushed Wheat Salad

7-Colour Rice

Potjiekos

Puttanesca Salad

Chakalaka

Harissa Ciabatta

Coconut Macaroons

About the Host

Siba Mtongana

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