10 South African Foods You Must Eat Before Death Knocks At Your Door


South Africa is a country located in the southern most part of Africa. Best known for its mining activities, it not only boasts of the biggest economy in Africa but is amongst the most popular tourist destinations due to its rich cultural diversity and wildlife. It is not well-known for its culinary diversity but it should be. South Africa has one of the richest culinary traditions born out of life necessities and in part, brought in by Portuguese Indians and Dutch. The following overview of 10 South African foods you must eat before you die will better illustrate this.

10 South African Foods You Must Eat Before You Die


Boerewors features prominently on our list of 10 South African foods you must eat before you die. They can be regarded to some extent as African sausages and are in true sense highly spiced farm-made sausages made by the Afrikaans. The meat contained within the sausage comprises of mutton, beef and pork seasoned with a wide variety of spices some of which include thyme, fennel, coriander, cloves, mint, ginger and red wine. Boerewors are quite tasty and a favorite for the majority of the population in South Africa

Boerewors (1) - South African food


This is the official national dish of South Africa. Bobotie is a mild cape-malay curry dish which features almonds, ground beef, sultanas and egg custard. Bobotie is most commonly served with pilaf rice, another popular dish in South Africa and sambal which contains chopped tomatoes, banana, nuts, chutney and a little bit of coconut.


Bunny chow

Bunny chow is another popular  South African food, but it is of Durban origin. It basically entails a hollowed out half-loaf filled with delicacies. Some of the delicacies that are used in bunny chow include curry lamb, chicken or beef but in some instances, it can be vegetarian in nature.

bunny-chow - South African food


This dish is a favorite amongst the Afrikaners community of South Africa. Koeksisters can be basically regarded as candied vegetables and is usually made by drenching vegetables in fat and syrup and then deep-frying them.



This is a traditional South African dish that is also native to many parts of Africa. Pap is made from ground corn and is highly similar to American grits. The ground corn is usually mixed with hot water and stirred to create a dense paste but this usually varies according to the preference of an individual. Pap comes in many variations, slap pap is a less dense version of pap and is usually runny in nature, stywe pap is a much denser version of pap and is more popular than slap pap while phutu pap is a slightly crumbly much denser version of pap. Pap is usually accompanied with meat or vegetable stew.


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