Trying the local cuisine in South Africa

Whilst on holiday in South Africa, you should take the opportunity to experience of the local dishes. Some foods may seem quite different to what you are useto and quite strange, but South Africans really do know how to pick their flavours and if you are brave enough to try it may find that you actually really enjoyed it.

A very recognisable regional style of South African cooking is very often called “Cape Dutch”. This food is characterised by the use of many spices such as allspice, nutmeg and chili peppers. The Cape Malay influence has made way for such dishes as spicy curries, sambals, and variety of fish stews.

Another dish that has Cape Malay origins is one called Bobotie. Its ingredients are made up of spiced minced meat baked with an egg-based topping. Out of all of the many dishes that are available in South Africa, bobotie is perhaps the closest to being the national dish, because it isn’t made in any other country.