South Africa is an extraordinary country with stunning scenery, incredible wildlife, and also some mouth-watering traditional foods that cannot be missed. So, while you are busy climbing Table Mountain or visiting the world-renowned vineyards of the Cape Winelands, don’t forget to eat! There’s a wide variety of dishes to choose from and South African cuisine is more than just the braai!
1. Bunny Chow
Originating from Durban's Indian community, Bunny Chow is one of South Africa's most popular dishes. It basically involves hollowing out a loaf of bread and filling it with a beef, chicken or mutton curry and is typically served with a hot sauce made from chilies, spices, herbs, and aromatics called a sambal. One of the best places in Durban to try this delicious meal is Cane Cutters who have previously won awards for their Bunny Chow.
Boerewors is a traditional South African sausage that is typically made with a mixture of beef and pork or lamb and spices such coriander. cloves and nutmeg. The sausage has a very distinct taste and is typically grilled on a braii and served with accompaniments such as chakalaka, a spicy vegetable relish or pap, a traditional porridge made from coarsely ground maize.
The official national dish of South Africa, Babotie is a mildly spice curry dish of Cape-Malay origin that features minced beef or lamb, almonds, sultanas and an egg custard topping. It is usually served with pilaf rice or a hot sauce made from chilies, spices, herbs, and aromatics called a sambal.
Born out of harder times, biltong is one of South Africa's most famous and beloved foods. Usually made from beef or game, such as springbok, the meat is cured in a mixture of vinegar, salt, sugar and spices such as coriander and pepper, then hung to dry. It's traditionally served as a snack and goes great with a glass of ice cold South African beer.
5. Malva Pudding
Originating from South Africa's Dutch settlers, malva pudding is a sweet and sticky baked sponge pudding made with apricot jam and is traditionally served with ice cream or custard. It is South Africa's answer to the sticky toffee pudding and served in many restaurants, but typically baked at home for Sunday lunch.
If you are interested in booking a holiday to South Africa, so that you can enjoy some of these delicious foods then get in touch with our experts today by calling 020 7843 3500 or emailing email@example.com
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