In Food, Life & Style by Ramciel Managing Editor

This is a delicious dish of pan-fried meat called Shaiyah. I chose to use lamb for this recipe. In fact, Shaiyah can be made with beef, lamb or goat meat. Shaiyah is a special occasion food, cooked when the family has slaughtered an animal for a celebration. Part of the meat is reserved to make Shaiyah, and this meat includes bony pieces and fatty pieces, the more to add aroma and flavor.   The meat is boiled with little water in a covered pan with onions, garlic, and herbs. After it has cooked half-way, a small amount of oil is added, and the meat is fried in the pan with frequent stirring to get caramelization, that is, even browning of all sides. This cooking method renders succulent tender pieces of mouthwatering pan-fried meat.



South Sudan Cuisine is heavily influenced by East African and Arab cuisine. At the basic level meals are meat or fish stews with a vegetarian side dish eaten with Asida, a thick porridge made from sorghum or millet. Unique to South Sudan cuisine is the use of peanut butter to thicken sauces. South Sudanese cuisine is generally complex and labor and time-consuming. Women spend the better part of the day cooking the day’s meals. Sweet hot tea is consumed at any time of the day, for breakfast, after a meal in the afternoon, offered to guests and at every occasion.

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.