Etymology: w:Malay language, Malay saté: spiced meat on a skewer, through Dutch through Afrikaans.
- A kebab. Curried meat on a skewer, cooked over an open flame or on the braai.
- The first group of Malaysian state prisoners landed on the shores of South Africa from Java and the neighboring Indonesian islands in the late 1600's. Many more followed in the years 1727 until 1749. Not only did this proud and attractive people bring with them the Moslem faith and fine architecture, they also brought with them a unique cookery style, introducing exciting mixtures of pungent spices that has had a heady influence on traditional South African cuisine. Indeed, the Malay-Portuguese words such as bobotie (a curried ground beef and egg custard dish), (kebabs marinated in a curry mixture) and bredie (slowly cooked stews rich in meat, tomatoes and spices) are integral in our cookery vocabulary. http://www.inmamaskitchen.com/FOOD_IS_ART/reference/capeMalayart.html
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