The tip of the African continent contains the taste of the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean meaning that the country of South Africa has special features from both cuisine styles. For this very reason, your food travel would look promising as ever. One thing never goes unnoticed in South African cuisine and that is the multitude of flavors oozing out of any platter.
Whenever you plan to taste the deliciousness of South African cuisine, you must consider biting on the following recommendations which will tell you a lot about its culture and past. Stay put!
This is cured meat popular in the locality for all the right reasons. It was prepared by the South African tribes to preserve the meat for a longer time when preservation through the ice was nowhere in the scene. Biltong is dried along with spices, salt, and sugar so when it is done and dusted, the sharp taste of the spices remains congested in every bite of Biltong. Of course, you can have it with other condiments but it is best had raw.
2. Malva Pudding
Malva Pudding is an exotic dessert made with rich caramel of eggs, butter, cream, and sugar. The pudding can also come filled with the joy of Apricot which the locals like but otherwise it is endowed with much creaminess to melt in your mouth in no time. The cream comes flattered on the plate along with the portion of pudding you get on your plate. Imagine such a treat right after you had a wholesome lunch with your family. A fine dining experience with a soft and gooey pudding is loved by all!
3. Bunny Chow
The concept of Bunny Chow interests every listener. A round bread loaf is filled with gravy made with meats and potatoes and of course a lot of flavoring and seasonings. The bread soaks in a lot of gravy so you enjoy the bread and the gravy together. It is presented with some extra bread too in case you want to have a cleaner and less smothered bite for yourself. It is filling, yes, and makes for a great afternoon meal. Pour yourself some melted butter if you feel decadent.
4. Cape Malai Curry
The curry concept swoons in from the eastern wave of cooking styles and techniques. The Malai Curry is induced with tender chicken, potatoes, Indian spice mix, and cream and cooked until creamy. It is often served with a steaming spread of flavored and fragrant rice. It is a full meal in itself, still, you would not get enough of it in one go!
The piping-hot succulent pieces of chicken will surely take away your travel fatigue!
This drink is famously derived from the endemic fruit called Marula, hence the name. It is not your usual booze but a creamy and cloudy color that is often used to make exotic cocktails. The cream of Amarula is sweet and silky and hits on your tastebuds. With an alcohol content of less than 20%, you can take home some stock and never regret experimenting with them.
Through their cooking methods, they like to bring the best of the flavors of the game meat and this makes the meat the center of attraction of every dish that is made in South Africa. There is cured meat ad then there is meat in gravy that is sumptuous in every bite. And yes, you can’t fail but notice the extreme gist of seafood in the dishes. Throughout your travel, you are going to experience the fresh breeze of the coast with stark white reflections of Dutch architecture. So while you wander in the neighborhood, slip in some good local foods to experience absolute bliss!