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Some of the more popular traditional foods were brought in by “Cape Malay”, a mixture of Indian and Malaysian food. Chakalaka is a South African vegetable relish, usually spicy, that is traditionally served with bread, pap, samp, stews, or curries

Barbeque  (braaivleis) where you eat boerewors, which is a traditional sausage made from beef, mixed with either pork or lamb and mixture of spices.

Bunny chow is a popular fast food consisting of a hollowed out loaf of bread filled with curry.

Boboutie is a popular dish with ingredient variations all over the continent. Try this South African recipe.

And of course, South African wines are sold all over the world.


1 pound lean (or roguery) ground beef

1 TB oil

1 small chopped onion

1 tsp turmeric

1 tsp apricot jam

2 TB curry powder

1 tsp salt

dash pepper

1 tsp chutney

1 thick half inch slice of  bread (usually white or wholewheat) soaked in water with 1 TB vinegar. The bread just needs a bit of water until it is soft and absorbed. Cut off the crusts if you wish. 


1 egg beaten with 2 cups of water. 



Brown onion in oil and then add meat and brown. Add sauce.Then add bread and fold in until bread and meat mixture are well mixed. Grease a loaf pan or oven dish.

Beat topping and pour over the meat sauce in an even manner. Add the bayleaf in the centre.

Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes until egg has formed a crust on the top. 

Can be frozen.

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