Malva pudding is a dessert originating from the west coast of South Africa. It is a sweet cake-like dessert made with dried apricots and apricot jam, and served with a syrupy sauce on top. Yum!

Malva Pudding

South-Africa - Malva Pudding: A sweet pudding of Dutch origin, Malva Pudding is usually served hot with custard or ice-cream. Made with apricot jam, this typical South African dessert has a spongy, caramelised texture

Biltong is known as a 'national delicacy'. Commonly made with beef (but also ostrich!), the meat is sliced and heavily spiced, then hung out of the sun to dry. The result: chewy, spicy, bite-sized pieces of dried meat. But don't be fooled - this is NOT beef jerky! (well, according to the South Africans...).

Top 10: Uniquely South African Foods

How to Make Beef Jerky. For most of human history, the only way to preserve meat was to dry it into jerky. While new methods of meat preservation have now been developed (freezing, chemicals, and so on) many people still enjoy the flavor.

Umqombothi is an uniquely South African type of beer. It is made with corn, sorghum, yeast, and water. It isnt anything like your typical beer you might get at the bar; it has a very thick consistency, a low alcohol content, and a very strange appearance. Umqombothi is traditionally served from a communal drum called a gogogo, where one serves themselves.

Umqombothi is an uniquely South African type of beer. It is made with corn, sorghum, yeast, and water. It isnt anything like your typical beer you might get at the bar; it has a very thick consistency, a low alcohol content, and a very strange appearance. Umqombothi is traditionally served from a communal drum called a gogogo, where one serves themselves.

This extremely spicy dish is called chakalaka (as in don't-eat-it-by-itself-because-your-mouth-will-catch-fire-and-explode spicy). It is a relish made of vegetables and spices, served with pap or bread (to tone down the spice). There are many different variations on recipes; each family makes it a little differently.

This extremely spicy dish is called chakalaka (as in don't-eat-it-by-itself-because-your-mouth-will-catch-fire-and-explode spicy). It is a relish made of vegetables and spices, served with pap or bread (to tone down the spice). There are many different variations on recipes; each family makes it a little differently.

These spicy sausages are famously served at South African braais. They're called boerewors, and are made of minced beef, and heavily seasoned with uniquely South African spices. Watch out! You may be told that you've just eaten a dead snake though, as a little joke among the South Africans!

Top 10: Uniquely South African Foods

This spiral-shaped sausage is a popular braai (barbecue) meat in South Africa. Made with beef and pork and flavored with coriander and vinegar, boerewors has its roots in the Netherlands.

Here is the nutritional label from Molson Canadian, a 100% Canadian beer originating from Vancouver, BC. This beverage has about half the calories, sodium, and carbohydrates; hardly any fibre or protein; and no fats, sugar, or any vitamins or minerals. Compared to the Umqombothi food label, it appears quite empty!

Here is the nutritional label from Molson Canadian, a 100% Canadian beer originating from Vancouver, BC. This beverage has about half the calories, sodium, and carbohydrates; hardly any fibre or protein; and no fats, sugar, or any vitamins or minerals. Compared to the Umqombothi food label, it appears quite empty!

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