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 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 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 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 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 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.

Thursday
Feb 15
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.

Thursday
Feb 15
8am | 7c
Season 1, Episode 5

Color Sunday

For Siba Mtongana, Sunday wouldn't be Sunday without a fabulous seven color lunch table laden with seven colors of food. There's incredible Slow Roast Lamb with a Divine Mint-Mustard Gravy and Seven-Color Rice followed by a showstopping Sunday Trifle that's unbelievably easy.

Monday
Mar 26
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.

Monday
Jun 11
7:30am | 6:30c
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.

Monday
Jun 11
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.

Monday
Jun 11
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!

Monday
Jun 11
9:30am | 8:30c
Season 1, Episode 1

Cape Town Catch Up

It's a big family gathering to celebrate Siba Mtongana's baby turning six months old with family flying in and a three generation catch-up. Siba is making a delicious easy feast with sticky Asian Glazed Gammon, Ginger and Coriander Corn Salad and a perfect no-cook Cheesecake for dessert. Family, food and a great reason to celebrate.

Tuesday
Jul 24
7am | 6c
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
Jul 24
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
Jul 24
8am | 7c
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
Jul 24
8:30am | 7:30c
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
Jul 24
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
Jul 24
9:30am | 8:30c

Most Popular Recipes

All Siba's Table Recipes

Mfino Fritters

Cheat Truffles

Pesto Chicken Penne

Sticky Chicken Winglets

Siba's Sunday Sunshine

Juicy Meatball Pittas

Braai'd Baby Potatoes

Pesto Chicken Penne

Siba's Sundowner

Pap Cakes

Peppadew Dip

Crushed Herby Potatoes

Strawberry, Almond and Coconut Slices

Weekend Granola

Speedy Ice Cream Cake

Harissa Ciabatta

Beautiful Beet Salad

Asian Glazed Gammon

Siba's Surf and Turf Braai

Sushi Rice

Warm Market Salad

Asian Slaw Dressing

Potjiekos

Grilled Corn Salad

Banana Split Sandwich

Avocado and Red Bean Salad

Chicken Salad with Bacon-Wrapped Greens

About the Host

Siba Mtongana

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