For many centuries the Portuguese ruled over the state of Goa in Southern India, owing to the origins of this famously hot curry. Traditionally, pieces of meat were soaked in vinegar overnight, where after the Goans added fresh spices, chilli and sugar to the marinade - giving this curry its sweet-sour and fiery hot flavour. Renowned for being a very hot curry; Vindaloo is not one recommended for the faint hearted!
Founded in 1994, Cape Herb & Spice is based in Cape Town, a vibrant and cosmopolitan city situated at the tip of Africa. Our location is significantly situated along the West-African trade route explored by sailors in the 1400’s. The Dutch East India Company, a dominant force in the spice trade, went on to establish a settlement in Cape Town in the mid 1600’s, which acted as a midway point for their exchange with Asia. This mix of European, African and Asian cultures has given the city a rich culinary heritage, and it's against this background that the Cape Herb & Spice company was formed.