South Africa

Bobotie

Meatloaf with a cape malay influence, seasoned with curry and spices, topped with a savoury custard.

South African cuisine is just as diverse as its cultures, with influences from British, Dutch, German, Indian, Malay, Portuguese and of course the native African influences.

Pap

A porridge made with corn meal. slappap runny porridge, is smooth and often eaten as a breakfast porridge, stywepap stiff porridge has a doughy and more lumpy consistency and is often used as a replacement for rice or other starches. "krummel" pap also called umphokoqo crumby porridge is drier, resembles couscous and is often served at a braai covered in a saucy tomato relish.

Potjiekos

A meat and vegetable stew made in a cast iron pot over an open fire. a favorite at braais.

Boerewors

A spicy sausage. boerewors rolls are hotdog buns with boerewors rather than hotdogs, traditionally garnished with an onion and tomato relish.

Biltong and Droëwors

Seasoned meat or sausage that has been dried. beef, game and ostrich meat is often used. a favourite at sports events and while travelling.

Bunny chows

Half a loaf of bread with the inside replaced by lamb or beef curry is a dish not to be missed when traveling to kwazulu natal.

Braaivleis

Meat roasted over an open wood or charcoal fire, is very popular and generally done at weekend social events. the act of roasting the meat as well as the social event is referred to as a braai.

Morogo

A wild spinach on its own or with potato. sometimes served with pap.

Waterblommetjiebredie

Mutton and indigenous water lily stew.

Masonja

For the culinary adventurer, fried mopanie worms.

Melktert

"milk tart", a milk-based dessert.

Koeksisters

A deep-fried sticky dessert.

fast food

You will find the usual array of international fast food outlets. McDonalds, KFC ,Subway,Wimpy,Cinnabon are well represented throughout the country.

Local franchises worth mentioning are Black Steer and Steers for the best burgers and Nando's (http://www.nandos.co.za/) peri-peri chicken.

Pizza delivery is available in most urban areas.