Much like their colorful history, South African cuisines reveal the enriched and diverse culture of South Africa. With cuisines passed down from European colonialists, and few introduced by South Asian immigrants, the overall food menu in South Africa presents the beautiful mosaic of savor and flavor. Not to forget the traditional food of South Africa and dishes introduced by Malaysian slaves in the past, South African food is worth craving for. Here are top 10 most tantalizing cuisines you must try in South Africa.
- Borswor/ Boerewors:
It’s a delectable sausage made up of minced snake meat cooked and sprinkled upon with perfect blend of spices from South Africa. Also known as farmer’s sausage, it’s a dish South African chef and restaurants take delight in offering to foreigners. It tastes even more delicious when cooked on braai ‘barbecue’. The dressing just makes mouth watery as it comes in perfectly cooked meat twirling around itself and shape resembling the snake itself. You cannot afford to miss on this one especially if you’re a ‘braai’ and meat lover.
Comparable to beef jerky, Biltkong is strong, dried-meat sliced into strips that makes it most savored snack in South Africa. Having origins since Boers time, this cuisine has made in to heart and homes of most South Africans. Meat lovers can satisfy their craving with Biltkong; wine with it will just make your taste buds thankful to you.
It’s a dish that best complements the South African meal. An appetizing cuisine made out of milie-meal that resembles to corn flour. Nutritious and rich, it just makes meal more attractive to you. Once you have it, it becomes a must-cuisine in every meal.
Cooked on skewer and barbecued in kebab-style, Sosaties is a native cuisine made of meat, lamb usually. Skewered lamb marinated with blend of spices stimulates every taste bud in your mouth. The word Sosaties is most popular name in Africa, one of determinants of African cuisine identity
Another traditional South African cuisine, having origin of cape Malay, is a baked form of minced beef topped with beautifully cooked egg. The cuisine gives strong reminiscence of South Asian dishes because of scent of spices and mashed potatoes in it. It’s served with rice and fruit chutney adds the flavor to the curried-cuisine.
- Bunny Chow
Bunny chow is a scrumptious cuisine mostly famous with Indian community of South Africa. Popular for its instant cooking and taste, bunny chow contains bread as main ingredient and other curries to be added up according to your choice. It’s mostly served with spicy sauces and Indian curry.
A customary poach made of meat and vegetable, Potjiekos takes its origin from boers. It’s cooked on huge iron pan heated through coals. The process produces the odor that stimulates the taste buds and ignites a craving feeling. It’s a perfect blend of vegetable and meat that is served with sauces that spices up the meal.
An alternate reasonably speedy yet absurdly undesirable dinner is a Vetkoek. The Vetkoek is actually a bit of batter pan fried in gallons of cooking oil. In any case, don’t anticipate that this will fit excessively well with your 10-day muscle-building arrangement.
This is called as magical African beer which is enjoyed by all the natives and foreigners visiting Africa. It is made out of corn and served from ‘gogogo’, a vessel from which people serve themselves. Its liquor substance is low, yet its thick consistency and tan, very nearly sand-like appearance will guarantee a paramount beer drinking background.
Koeksister is famous sweet dish enjoyed by South Africans. Like Vetkoek, it is oil-enriched as is fried in it, and topped with tasty syrup that just completes the serving. Just forget the calories if you’re having it otherwise Koeksister are not for you.