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South African Food You Need To Try

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South African food ranges in tastes and flavours. We explore some must-try South African treats and find out where to get them.  Biltong

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South African food is rich in flavour and wholesomeness. From braais and puddings to kotas and biltong, South African food is always good, no matter the occasion. Here are some of our favourite must-try South African treats.

The Whippet

Milk Tart

Milk Tart is one of the most loved desserts in the country and we are not surprised. The dessert is as the name suggests, a tart made from milk and eggs layered over a rough crust and sprinkled with cinnamon. This creamy tart is comfort on a plate.

Where To Find It?

De Beckary

The Whippet

Cafe Del Sol Botanico

Malva Pudding

Malva Pudding is one of the most mouthwatering desserts in the world. This sugary cake-like batter is delecately flavoured with apricot jam and drenched in sweet syrup. Malva Pudding needs to be served steaming with an accompaniment of cream, ice-cream or custard. While all options are yummy, we prefer ours swimming in vanilla custard.

Where To Find It?

Cafe Rousse Food Bar


Mike's Kitchen


Translated to farmer's sausage, boerewors is a South African delicacy that we all know and love. Packed with flavour, this sausage is what brings all South Africans together. A braai without boerewors is not a braai at all.

Where To Find It?

Sakhumzi Restaurant

Lucky Bean Restaurant

Vuyo's Restaurant



Made by spicing and drying cuts of meat, biltong is a tasty snack adored by all South Africans. Available in chunks, sticks and solid pieces, this is a must-try treat for all.

Where To Find It?

The Biltong Market

Joubert Monty Famous Biltong

LUGZ Indian Cuisine

Bunny Chow

The bunny chow, which originated in Kwa-Zulu Natal, cosists of curry stuffed into a hollowed loaf of bread. This delicious meal bursts with flavour and incomparable taste. The bunny chow can vary depending on preference. Stuff it with beef, mince, chicken or lamb curry for a meaty treat or try a delectable bean curry for a veggie delight.

Where To Find It?

Lugz Indian Cuisine

Dali Restaurant

What is your favourite South African meal? Let us know about it in the comments section below!


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