Popular traditional dishes from South Africa

Popular Traditional Dishes From South Africa

South Africa is packed with rich, delicious cuisines. It is diverse because it is not only influenced by the indigenous population but also by the French, Malaysians, Indians and Dutch. This provides an exciting and vibrant cuisine that is sure to excite every traveller to the late Mandela’s country. Jumia Food, Nigeria’s No 1 food ordering platform shares some popular South African cuisine to try.


This is a very popular sausage dish in South Africa. It consists of either seasoned pork or beef that has been minced. It is full of spices such as black pepper, cloves, toasted coriander seeds, nutmeg and all spice.

Malva pudding

This is a Dutch import. Malva pudding is a sweet and sticky baked sponge pudding made with apricot jam and served smothered in a hot cream sauce. It is served in many restaurants but mainly baked at home for Sunday lunch.


This traditional food from South Africa is a meat and vegetable-based dish. It is cooked slowly in a cast iron pan over hot coals and is a fairly easy dish to prepare, even for someone who is not an expert.

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This dough is deep fried in vegetable oil, it is then stuffed with cooked ground beef. Vetkoek is crispy on the outside and warm and fluffy on the inside. This traditional dish can be considered a dessert.


This maize meal is generally served on the cob or turned into a delicious beer. This is a staple part of the South African cuisine. It can be made for breakfast as a sweet porridge or dinner served with meat and tomato sauce.


It is classically a relish consisting of carrots, tomatoes, chiles, baked beans and hot curry powder. It is a staple that accompanies almost every South African meal. This can be combined with a variety of vegetables. To enjoy, you must have the dish with barbecue.


Ogunfowoke Adeniyi | PR Associate | Jumia Travel

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