South Africa is an extremely diverse country with many different cultures. Each of these cultures has their own unique and delicious foods that are not to be missed, especially when traveling to South Africa. South African cuisine is among the most nutritious on the African continent and is sure to stimulate your palate.
Here are 5 South African cuisines that will give you a taste of the diverse and delicious cultures of the country.
Originating in the city of Durban and native to the Indian population, this delicious street food has become popular across South Africa. This dish is considered non-vegetarian and is usually made from chicken, ground beef, or lamb. First a loaf of white bread is hollowed out, then it is filled with hot curry. Bunny Chow is inexpensive and perfectly satisfactory. Bunny Chow is perfect backpacker food. This very pleasant meal is one of the most popular cuisines in South Africa.
Chakalaka is a popular and traditional food in South Africa, in the city of Johannesburg and later became a staple food. This simple but creative dish is a flavorful vegetable dressing with tomatoes, beans, and onions as main ingredients, although some can add other ingredients like carrots, peppers, chilli, and ginger. Chakalaka is often best served in a classic South African braai (barbecue).
This heavenly apricot dessert, sweet and sticky, comes from the Dutch community. When this delicious pudding is baked, a cream-based sauce is added on top to make this dish even sweeter and tastier. Ice cream and pudding make excellent serving combinations.
This is for all candy lovers! Milk cake, also known as Melktert in Afrikaans, is a milk cake made from a creamy batter and a filling made from milk, flour, sugar and eggs. The dish can be served hot or cold, but it is recommended to sprinkle it with ground cinnamon. It’s always a great way to end a traditional South African meal.
Perhaps one of the most popular snacks in South Africa, biltong is a salty, cured and seasoned meat. Biltong is generally made with beef or game, although there are different types of chicken and bacon. This delicious snack is served at every social gathering.