Emazulwini take-out.
Emazulwini take-out.
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Emazulwini

Up-and-coming young chef Mmabatho Molefe has been impressing visitors to her Makers Landing eatery with her contemporary twist on traditional Zulu cuisine — and now offering it for home enjoyment. The four-course dinner box offers a condensed version of her tasting menu, and includes favourites such as the Ulimi Noshatini (corned ox tongue with tomato purée, amasi, fresh tomatoes, chillies julienne and crispy onions) and Amabele (sorghum and amarula cremeux with mango curd, banana caramel and amarula cream sauce, topped with a sorghum granola). It’s beautiful food that delivers big, bold flavours and wonderful textures, and is sure to make any lockdown evening a memorable one.

Orders: (https://instagram.com/emazulwini_restaurant?utm_medium=copy_link)

La Colombe

This award-winning restaurant’s “Dine In Experience” invites patrons to enjoy its fare from the comfort of their homes. The eight-course tasting menu arrives beautifully packaged, brimming with the accoutrements that make a visit to La Colombe so memorable. From the signature tuna La Colombe to its twist on After Eights, the menu includes a host of delectable dishes sure to impress the most discerning of diners. Perfect for a celebration or milestone or to simply turn a regular evening into one of gastronomic delight.

Orders: (https://www.lacolombe.co.za)

La Colombe take-out.
La Colombe take-out.
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Tjing Tjing Momiji

Cape Town’s coolest contemporary take on a traditional Japanese cuisine offers takeaway diners a five-course experience. The omakase — “chef's choice of menu” — starts with fresh sashimi and futomaki before heading to a selection fine fare, including a glorious Wagyu dish, and ending with their mizumono cheesecake. It’s clever cooking, merging Japanese technique with local, seasonal ingredients to create an experience like no other.

Orders: (https://www.tjingtjing.co.za)

Tjing Tjing.
Tjing Tjing.
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Dahlia on Regent Street

Those wanting a more casual iteration of Asian inspiration, check out Sea Point’s hottest little noodle bar, Dahlia’s on Regent. The cheeky eatery is open for takeaways and deliveries or, in their own words is “sending noods”. Start with a selection of snacks, such as steamed buns stuffed with barbecued pork, or  spring onion pancakes, before moving on to one of their famous hand-pulled noodle bowls. You can choose from coconut seafood, shiitake, short rib or aubergine, before ending with a citrus posset for dessert. Take-outs have never been so tasty!

Orders: (https://dahliaonregent.co.za/menu)

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