Flavours from around the world tantalised at the scout hall next to the common on Princess Street last Friday night for 2nd Hout Bay scout troop’s annual cooking competition.
Four patrols unleashed their culinary expertise as they battled for top honours in the troop’s MasterChef: Hout Bay 2023 contest.
This year’s theme was “Around the World in 80 Bites” so the meals had to have an exotic flare.
Kingfishers patrol members were talking Italian with caprese salad, linguine alla puttanesca and camping tiramisu.
The Penguins found themselves in a Mexican standoff with tacos, quesadillas and churros.
The Petrels went big in Japan with onigiri and okonomiyaki.
The Seals took a passage to India with spring rolls, butter chicken with dhal and naan bread and Indian rice pudding for dessert.
There could be only one winner though and, in the end, the Penguins proved victorious with their Mexican munchies.
The patrol has won the competition twice in the three years it has been running.
The judges included Anton Noffke, who was 2nd Hout Bay’s troop scouter in the 1990s and the troop’s first Springbok Scout, and former 2nd Hout Bay scouts Dominic Holling, Cosmos Nhongo, Matthew Hansen and Connor Christopher.
To find out more about the troop, contact Joseph Hansen, at firstname.lastname@example.org.