South African Cuisine
South African Cuisine

Cuisine of South Africa

South African Cuisine includes both cookery practiced by indigenous people of Africa such as the Sotho- and Nguni-speaking people, and different styles of cookery that emerged from several waves of colonisation and immigration introduced during the colonial period. The colonial influences include that of white European people of mostly Dutch, German, French and British descent and their Indo-Asian slaves or servants. The latter includes the cuisine of the “Cape Malay” people, which has many characteristics of Indonesia.

MOST IMPORTANT DISHES OF SOUTH AFRICAN CUISINE

Biltong South African Cuisine
Biltong South African Cuisine

1Biltong

Dried, dried meat obtained from South African countries. Various types of meat are used, from meat and game meats to muscle fillets followed by meat fillets cut into strips or flat pieces sliced along the grain.

Boerewors South African Cuisine
Boerewors South African Cuisine

2Boerewors

A kind of sausage of South African origin, an important part of South African cuisine and popular in South Africa.

Bokkoms South African Cuisine
Bokkoms South African Cuisine

3Bokkoms

Salted and dried mullet and a well-known flavor from the West Coast region of South Africa. This salty fish is dried in the sun and wind and eaten after the skin is peeled off.

Bobotie South African Cuisine
Bobotie South African Cuisine

4Bobotie

Bobotie is a well-known South African dish of spicy minced meat cooked on an egg-based topping.

Koeksisters South African Cuisine
Koeksisters South African Cuisine

5Koeksisters

A coeksister is a traditional Cape Malay confectionery made from fried dough fried in syrup or honey.

Malva Pudding South African Cuisine
Malva Pudding South African Cuisine

6Malva Pudding

Malva pudding is a sweet pudding originated in South Africa. It contains apricot jam and has a spongy caramelized texture.

Milk Tart South African Cuisine
Milk Tart South African Cuisine

7Milk Tart

Milk Tart is a pie-like dessert consisting of a sweet pastry crust and a creamy filling made of milk, flour, sugar, and eggs.

Potjiekos South African Cuisine
Potjiekos South African Cuisine

8Potjiekos

In South Africa, a potjiekos, literally translated as “small container food”, is an outdoor dish.

Vetkoek South African Cuisine
Vetkoek South African Cuisine

9Vetkoek

Vetkoek is a traditional African fried dough bread. Baked ground beef or syrup, filled with honey or jam.

Chakalaka South African Cuisine
Chakalaka South African Cuisine

10Chakalaka

Chakalaka is a typically spicy South African vegetable flavor, traditionally served with bread, pap, samp, stew or curry.