Thinking of this continent leads us to something
very, very distant and sometimes almost unattainable. We will today talk
about the most emblematic dishes of South Africa and
those flavors that distinguish this country in the African continent.
The South African cuisine has its
origins in the British food, for example, are famous steak and sausage
boerewors and cooked vegetables and fries. In the coastal area, the most famous
dishes are made with seafood and do not worry about your budget, compared to
other destinations, in South Africa, the restaurants place fair prices for
As mentioned that the South Africa has
many classic restaurants of international cuisine, but tourists who came to the
World Cup were able to taste some specialties typical of a country that has
many different cultures and climates. Spicy sausages, a sweet meat pie, mutton
heads that smile at the starter, bread stuffed with curry and fried dough
dipped in sweet syrup. Get to know the South African gastronomy.
But that's not all, South African
cuisine also has influences from African slaves who came from Asia, among its
typical foods are the Bobotie, a dish based on minced meat with spicy sauce;
Sosaties, which is a kind of meat kebab and hot sauce, and Pudín , if you want
to know more about their meals, porridge lasagna, accompanied by vegetables or
meat sauce are really popular. Although it is not common to find typical dishes
in the restaurants if you can delight your palate with foods such as lobster,
skewered glaceadas or grilled meat known as a braai.
Here some of
these delicious South African dishes:
1. Boerewors What is the national dish? Apparently
the boerewors: a spicy sausage found in all the South
African food stalls and online and, above all, in sporting events.
"The smell of the boerewors cooking on a charcoal grill scents the
atmosphere of any meeting. This is the traditional dish that is most liked by
people who are either the natives or the people who visit South Africa!
It is a dish of a certain antiquity
that was initially known in some places of the Cape of Good Hope since the 17th
century, made with minced meat that mixes lamb and pork.
Nowadays beef or mutton is often used,
although pork adds more moisture to the dish. Some recipes add chopped onions
to the preparation. Traditionally, the Bobotie
incorporates dried fruit such as raisins or sultanas, but always with that
touch of sweet flavor. It is often decorated with nuts, chutney, and bananas.
It is a kind of pork pie and lamb ground and stirred with egg, raisins, and
herbs and sometimes curry. Bake and serve a warm slice accompanied by yellow
rice and banana pieces. The recipe probably comes from the Dutch East India Company and its colonies in
Batavia, with the name derived from the Indonesian Bobotok.
Sosatie is a traditional dish of South
African cuisine based on meat (usually lamb meat) made with skewers. This comes
from two words, the satee and the sauce. It is an original dish of Malay Cape
cuisine, used by Afrikaans. This dish is prepared with lanb meat that is
marinated in tamarind sauce. Then they are inserted on a skewer and then
grilled or grilled. The most common way to serve sosaties is in a braai (or
South African barbecue). Often, between the pieces of meat, mushrooms, onions
of small dimensions or cut peppers are often interspersed.They are nothing more
than delicious and golden brochettes on the grill, only the meat (usual lamb)
is marinated in a mixture of tamarind juice, chili, garlic, curry, and onion,
so after cooking they take a sweetish flavor and exquisite spicy
A koeksister or koeksister is a South
African cuisine sweet whose name comes from the Dutch word koekje, the diminutive
of koek which means "bun". The Koeksister is a sweet from South
Africa coated with syrup and has a mass very similar to that of a donut in a
kind of braid. It is prepared by frying dough in boiling oil to later cover it
with sugar syrup.
Koeksisters are preferably eaten cold
and are very sticky and sweet. That is, it is a type of boiled bun, like the
mass of a donut, which is made in the form of a braid and once fried, covered
with sweet syrup, being a sticky, cloying and deliciously irresistible food.
Braai (pronounced "brai") is
in Afrikaans the denomination of "barbecue" or "barbecue"
and is very associated with social customs in South Africa.
Its origin is mainly associated with
Afrikaner ethnic groups. The alternative denomination of this culinary
technique is vleis that in Afrikaans means "meat", likewise
braaivleis means "roast meat".
Every year, since 2005, the
"National Braai Day" (National Braai Day) has been celebrated in
South Africa, corresponding to the 24th of September (Heritage Day). Above the
embers, you can see pieces of what were cattle, pigs, fish, thanks to which the
South Africans give a feast like no other.
5. Vetkoek: This donut type dumpling is an
Afrikaner heritage, a Germanic group that settled in South Africa and Namibia,
having a language derived from Dutch and Calvinist religion. This dish is made
with fried dough, which can be filled with minced meat or jam and honey,
depending if you want food or dessert. Vetkoek is a traditional Afrikaner pie.
It consists of a dough fried in boiling oil and stuffed inside of minced beef,
sometimes made with jam, syrup or honey. It is always served hot. And depending
on the occasion it is salty or sweet.
It is a condiment made with several
types of peppers and peppers, which can be made the light version or extra
spicy version, depending on the palate of the diners. It can be done at home or
bought already made in supermarkets.
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