Cover image: Mozambik Chicken
Mind-blowing restaurants share their best dishes that you just have to try!
The sought-after prawn bilene can be a quick bite or starter course. It’s served with six de-shelled medio prawns, pan fried in butter and fresh chopped garlic which is then deglazed with Irish cream. It’s dished into a snail bowl while smothered with cheddar, Danish feta and then grilled under a salamander until the cheese melts and bubbles. This dish is served with a fresh, crispy Portuguese roll for dunking with many customers ordering a second to keep the meal lasting longer!
Mozambik’s famous chicken has earned its title as fan favourite and has always been the foundation of the brand. Mozambik offers a range of delicious bastings, sauces and rubbing spices that have become a trademark, and sides such as their coconut rice and wasabi mash add more layers to the meal. Whether you prefer peri-peri or lemon and herb, you’re guaranteed tender chicken seasoned to the bone that will leave your taste buds tingling for more. Mozambik covers a variety of sizes to accommodate the not-so hungry, a quick takeaway or those desiring a hearty meal.
Shop 9A, The Pearls Mall, Lagoon Drive, Umhlanga
031 020 1097
Sunday – Thursday 10:00 – 22:00
Friday – Saturday 10:00 – 23:00
Circus Circus Café
Smoked Salmon on Rye
This is the ultimate, never-to-forget breakfast at Circus Circus Café. It’s a healthy and wholesome dish that is served with deliciously fresh smoked salmon, avocado and chunky cottage cheese on a slice of rye bread. These classic flavours make this dish a popular choice on their breakfast menu and among locals and visitors alike. What a perfect way to start any day!
Creamy Spiced Pescatore
Circus Circus is well known for its range of delicious dishes, but one of their most popular ones is the creamy spiced pescatore. This simple yet elegant pasta has succulent prawns, local mussels and fresh fish cooked in their oven roasted tomato chilli and onion sauce, topped with fresh rocket. It can be enjoyed with tagliatelle, penne or spaghetti, or a gluten-free option.
Shop G020, Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Umhlanga
Sunday – Thursday 08:00 – 21:00
Friday – Saturday 08:00 – 22:00
For those pork lovers, this meal is an absolute dream! This delicious Little Havana pork dish features slow-roasted pork belly and crispy crackling served with cider apple and bacon cream reduction poured over parmesan and pesto mash and Havana braised vegetables. The pork practically melts in your mouth and all of the elements on the plate come together perfectly to create a well-balanced dish.
Sirloin on the Bone
This glorious piece of beef is dry aged for an incredible 28 days and seasoned with Maldon salt, black pepper, thyme and mustard seeds. You can also choose from a wide range of accompaniments to finish off your sirloin. Add one of their mouth-watering sauces, such as blue cheese, rum and BBQ, peri peri or a classic mushroom, or add a topping like crispy bacon and camembert, mussels, whisky, thyme and cream, or go all out with some crayfish! You’re able to create the dish of your dreams with Little Havana’s sirloin on the bone.
Granada Square, 16 Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga Rocks
031 561 7589
Monday – Sunday 12:00 – 15:00 and 17:30 – 22:00