Fascinating and colorful, the South African food reflects the cultural diversity of their country. At first sight, it may be surprising for novices. Those who have taken the plunge know that it keeps its promises.
This cereal porridge is the iconic food of the South African ancestral cuisine. Very consumed in the townships and rural areas, it may be the daily meal. This slurry can be called “pap” for the most liquid corn porridge, or ‘samp’ for less liquid corn grits.
This dried meat prepared beef meat is served at any time of the day. The ostrich, springbok or antelope can be used for preparing biltong. The meat is seasoned vinegar-based, salt, coriander, black pepper and sugar. This is a must snack rich in protein.
These skewers marinated with curry and grilled making a killing in South Africa. This dish is rich in spices, is part of the Asian culinary heritage in South Africa. The word comes from sosatie “sate” meaning skewered meat, and “saus” which means spicy sauce.
The amadumbe is a variant of the sweet potato. It is often served mashed with butter, roasted peanuts, a little honey. You will find this dish in almost all South African restaurants.
This pastry is made from donut dough and flavored syrup with cinnamon and ginger. A braided dough and fried soaked in syrup which South Africans are crazy! The name comes from the Dutch “koek” which means cake. The koeksister is eaten cold habit.