Exciting New Products in time for Father's Day

Posted on August 17, 2016 by Rosie Fenech

Tribal Tastes is excited to announce the launch of new products in time for Father's day. To add to our exclusive range of South African products we have created chilli beef droewors and well as chilli biltong. Don't forget our regular star products such as our 'African Candy' Salmon and Scotch Fillet beef biltong. So whether you visit our shop at Queen Victoria Market or order on-line you will be sure to be impressed by our ever growing exclusive range of luxury 'jerky style' meats and fish.  

Posted in African Candy, African Cuisine, Beef Jerky Melbourne, Father's Day QVM, Kilishi, Nigerian Food, Nigerian Food Melbourne, South African Products Melbourne

Food Safari - FIRE

Posted on January 29, 2016 by Rosie Fenech

Food Safari returns in a blaze of glory introducing all you need to know about fire, including an episode on smoking where Maeve learns all ancient art of making Shito from Kunle Adesua.  In this flame-cooking master class, host Maeve O’Meara visits Tribal Tastes Food Manufacturing plant in Reservoir to learns from Kunle the secrets smoking fish and of making Shito,

Episode 9 to be aired 3rd March 2016 at 8pm, Maeve explores the ancient art of smoking, a cooking technique that was originally used as a preservative, but is now applauded for its ability to impart flavour and texture. 
Smoked fish is an aged old tradition across many cultures around the old world. In West Africa fish smoking is deep rooted in tradition; it is an art that transcends slow food preparation. It is an enduring culinary culture and essential ingredient for making ‘Shito’.

Smoked fish is ‘food for the Gods’. In the worship of ancestral deities and divinities, smoked fish must be present at the alter. In the early days smoked fish were so valuable that, they were means of exchange. Smoked fish is a cultural icon and are still part of the bridal dowry settlement in many cultures across West Africa.

Kunle Adesua is the founder and director of Tribal Tastes Foods. He is a pioneer of physical food processing techniques. Kunle manufactures an array of foods that can last up to 12 months without use of preservatives or excessive salts. Kunle’s foods are naturally sugar, dairy, gluten free. These are not trends they are tradition.

Kunle mastered smoking techniques at a very young age and has been smoking food for Australians for the last 20 years and retails from his shop at Melbourne’s iconic Queen Victoria Market. At Kunle’s smoke house red gum logs are the preferred smoking wood. Why red gum? Red gum is a wood that can burn for a very long time in the smokehouse. The smoking lasts up to 24 hours and red gum completes the cooking process encompassing smoking, cooking, roasting and drying. 

The word Shito, pronounced Shi-to is Ga word, which means chilli. The Ga people were Yoruba people who migrated to present day Ghana thousands of years ago. Shito is now universally interpreted to mean hot chilli condiment.

Shito is an aromatic pleasantly hot chilli-condtiment made from smoked fish. It is very tasty and versatile. Shito is traditionally served with fried plantains, blanched green leafy vegetables such as spinach or kale and steamed rice. It can also be used as a natural seafood flavor enhancer by adding to seafood soups or pasta.

Download printable version of Shito recipe.

Posted in African Cuisine, Food Safari, QVM, SBS Food Safari Fire, Shito, Shitto, Smoked Fish, Victoria Market

White Maize Products for Sale Australia

Posted on November 24, 2015 by Rosie Fenech

White corn, white corn grits, white hominy, white maize meal, white broken corn, white mielie meal, ready meal white corn & beans is our business. Corn is our business and our business is corn. We are manufacturers, we are growers of all white maize products in Australia. Broken white maize, white maize (white whole peeled corn), white polenta, roasted white corn flour, fermented white corn flour (wet & dry), fermented white corn polenta (Kenke). Wholesaler and manufacturer of corn grits of different sizes. White corn grits called mielie rice. Processors of commercial quantities of corn grits for snack foods manufacturers in Australia. Processors of any size of white corn grits. Wholesaler of whole white corn. Grower and wholesaler of commercial quantity of white corn. Industrial manufacturer of white polenta, maize meal, white corn grits, whole peeled white corn, white corn germ. We sell and distribute Peruvian purple corn maize flour. 

Posted in Corn Grits, Hominy, Mielie Meal, Super Maize Meal, White corn Australia, White Corn for sale Australia, White Maize, White Polenta

Spoil him this Father's Day with Father's Day foodie treats.

Posted on August 25, 2015 by Rosie Fenech

Spoil Dad this Father's Day with Tribal Tastes foodie treats. To make your shopping easier we have put together a special Father's Day collection of products we know he will love, including chemical free smoked meats, Sth African specialities, easy meals & BBQ spices.  Order by 30th of August for guaranteed Father's Day delivery. Not only will you enjoy discounted shipping we'll even throw in a bonus treat. This Father's Day we will send a jar of our amazing Suya BBQ spice for orders above $50.

Posted in Father's Day Foodie treats, Father's Day Melbourne

Unique fish creations available for Father's Day & Jewish New Year.

Posted on August 10, 2015 by Rosie Fenech

Tribal Tastes produces a unique range of natural, delicious, ready to serve fish creations such as 'hot-smoked' salmon, African candy and pickled fish.

Our natural 'hot-smoked' salmon makes an impressive centre piece for any special occasion. Salmon is marinated with herbs, spices & a little chilli. It is free of any preservatives, gluten or sugar. Smoked salmon is fully cooked and ready to open and serve. On offer for 2015 Jewish New Year. Order here

Price - $48 per kg. App 2.5 - 3kg fish. As we are cooking the fish, we cannot guarantee or promise finished sizes. Place   your deposit by 28th August and avoid disappointment. Pick up from Queen Victoria Market from 6th September.

African Candy is firmer in texture and more intense in flavour. Use on an antipasto platter served with goats cheese & semi-dried tomatoes. Order here. 

Lastly but certainly not least is exquisite Ocean Bounty pickled fish. Succulent market fresh tuna fillets pickled in a mix of apple cider vinegar, herbs & spices. 


Posted in African Candy, Jewish new year, Paleo Melbourne, Paleo QVM, pickled fish, queen vic market, Smoked Fish melbourne, tribal tastes

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