One who eats alone cannot discuss the taste of the food with others. ~African Proverb
South Africa dishes have influences from all over. French, Dutch, Malay and more. Cosmopolitan South Africa has a streaming tourist industry. There is loads to do and see from safaris to township tours. Indulge in tantalizing food and wine tours in Cape or visiting some Durban foodie heaven.
To get a taste of South African delights is always reachable as South African migrants are scattered worldwide. Nothing beats authentic travel tastes, but you may just be able to experience SA tastes right next door to your home!
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Chakalaka, a township delight sprouted out all over. The main ingredients are baked beans, carrots, peppers and spiced up with curry. Make your Chakalaka, try the recipe! There is no barbecue(braai) unaccompanied by Chakalaka.
A dish created from the necessity to cook while on the move in the outdoors. Set up in Afrikaaner tradition, it emerged in the great trek times. Potjiekos became part and parcel of the food culture in South Africa.
A well-known favourite is Biltong. It started off in a crispy motion of preservation. Today it is a spicy snack revered and loved.
Durban chicken curry
The popular Durban chicken curry is a quick and easy recipe and is perfect with sambal and basmati rice.
5. Milk Tart
- Milk Tart
Known as ‘Melktert’ is the milky way to a custard tart. Imported by Dutch, ‘Melktert’ is SA food and there is an official ‘Melktert’ day celebrated annually on 27 February.
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6. Malva pudding
A dessert that originated in the Cape. Created by Dutch settlers and incorporates apricot jam. Comparable and decadent to toffee pudding, and far better too!
Stiff cornmeal is a famous all over the African continent. It is an essential at all barbeques and perfect for stews and sauces.
8. Apricot Blatjang
Apricot Blatjang is a famous chutney made with dried apricots.A perfect condiment with bobotie or cheese. It is a chutney like texture.
Bobotie is a South Africa dish is made with shredded or minced meat, spices and fruit. Topped with bay leaves and savoury custard and baked.
Boerewors is a sausage of high quality spiralled in a circle shape, made from beef, game or pork or game meat. It is a must have at all barbecues.