Begin your exploration of South African food with this easy to follow list of foods and recipes.

Top 10 South African Foods to Try

From chakalaka to biltong, we have delved into the life of food from Mzansi, the Rainbow Nation, and have come up with this incredible list of top 10 South African foods to try.

Foto: 101 Kleinkoekies

Vakansie sonder koekies is mos nie vakansie nie. Vlakoekies is altyd ʼn wenner en perfek vir ʼn peuselhappie voor ʼn oggendstappie op die strand.

Chakalaka - (South African spicy tomato, pepper and onion dish)    Born in the townships of South Africa, chakalaka is a simple, spicy dish of onions, tomatoes and often beans. It has been a staple for generations of black South Africans, and is a required condiment at South African braais, or barbecues.

Chakalaka - (South African spicy tomato, pepper and onion dish) Born in the…

Vetkoek & Mince Recipe. Nothing beats the comfort of home-made South African vetkoek. And on the off-chance you any have left-overs, serve with Apricot Jam for a sweet delicious treat.

Curried Mince Vetkoek

Nothing beats the comfort of home-made South African vetkoek. And on the off-chance you any have left-overs, serve with Apricot Jam for a sweet delicious treat.

Jam and Coconut tarts have a direct link to South African history as it is recorded that it was the favorite tea time treat of General Hertzog, who was South Africa’s Prime Minister between 1…

Jam and Coconut Tarts to some, but here in SA we call them Hertzoggies!

Jam-and Coconut Tarts to some, but here in SA we call them Hertzoggies. Jam and Coconut tarts have a direct link to South African history.

Easy No Bake Milk Tart — It is divine! ♥ #SouthAfrican

Easy No Bake Milk Tart - not sure if it was this recipe, but we had this at a South African friend's home on Sunday. It is divine!

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