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P1050676 You can enjoy all the typical South American dishes in Stellenbosch. In general, there are not too many exotic dishes here. The long-standing dictate of Europeans has an impact on this. You should have no problems with local etiquette in the town. The customs usual for European culture prevail in restaurants here. But if you go to a village house for lunch or dinner, you should not be surprised that the locals will eat many dishes by hand. It is still customary to eat from common dishes in villages. Villagers take turns scooping up food with spoons. In this case, as a rule, men, children, and the elderly eat separately.
Stellenbosch is a relatively small town. Only eighty thousand people live here. However, Stellenbosch is considered the second oldest city in South Africa. Many locals believe that it is … Open
The relatively mild climate allows growing and eating many different vegetables. Cabbage, onions, carrots, pumpkins, and peppers are found in almost every dish. Also, local cooks often use beans, potatoes, and corn. The fruit is usually eaten for dessert. You can order a mango and pineapple platter or taste slightly more exotic lychee, papaya, or granadella. A unique feature of Stellenbosch cuisine is shebu gravy. This is a typical African dish. It has long been prepared from herbs in the villages. Thistle, quinoa, purslane, or amaranth is the most common ingredients.
If you want to taste the traditional food of the black inhabitants of South Africa, you should order a Pap. This is corn porridge prepared in a certain way. Most often it is served with hot spices, herbs, red pepper or peanuts. The second typical African dish is Samp. It is also made from corn. It is the most popular product in the town. This is a porridge made from coarse corn groats. You can order both pap and Samp at any restaurant in Stellenbosch. They are served as a separate independent dish or as a side dish. Copyright
It is no question that Universiteit Stellenbosch is the main historical and architectural landmark of the town. It opened in 1865 as a public school, and already one year later the … Open
If you arrive in the town in July or August, you should taste a dish with a rather difficult to pronounce the name. This is Waterblommetjie Bredie. This delicacy is available only in the Western Cape. Waterblommetjie flowers are not found in any other region of the world. This meat dish is quite unusual. But you should taste it. It should be noted that meat in different types forms the basis of Stellenbosch cuisine. Fish and seafood are consumed less frequently here. Locals prefer not to complicate the cooking process too much. They just stew or roast fish or seafood. You can taste Smoorvis. Fish, eggs, and rice are mixed in this dish.
P1050653 You should start your acquaintance with meat delicacies with lamb Fleiss. This dish is prepared according to the recipes of native Africans. You can continue exploring the local cuisine in a great variety of ways. For example, you can order Cape dutch. This is a stew with local seasonings. You can also taste the fermented Boerewors beef or lamb sausage. Do you want a snack on the run? You should pay attention to Samoosas. This is a local version of Samsa. You can taste Potjiekos. This is meat stewed over low heat along with vegetables. There is also a kebab option in the town. You can find it under the name Sosaties. Braaivleis is a roast that is usually cooked over an open fire and less often on the grill.
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A dish called Biryani is also interesting. Meat is cooked with rice, vegetables, and sometimes lentils when it is cooked. Biryani can also be cooked with chicken and even with fish. If you want lamb with potatoes, onions, and vegetables, you should order Bredies. A dish called Bobotie is very interesting. This is a casserole made from calf or lamb meat. Lily stalks, raw sugar, sweet potatoes soaked in milk, and yellow rice with raisins and dried apricots are also included in the dish. You should also taste Biltong. It is sold at any local store. This is a cut of dried meat of ostrich, alligator, cow, pig, and sometimes even fish.
Wine Tour It will be nice to order Vetkoek as a snack. These are deep-fried dough balls. Most often they are eaten together with meat dishes. If you want to taste the local raw vegetable and fruit salad, you should look for Sambal on the menu. The Atjar dish is made from canned vegetables with the addition of hot sauce or vinegar with red pepper. An unusual stew of sweet beans, crushed corn kernels, onions, red pepper, lemon, and Umngqusho butter is interesting. Perhaps the combination of ingredients is unusual, but you should taste this dish.
The choice of hotels in Stellenbosch will please even experienced travelers. Many hotels are open in buildings that date back to the colonial period. Middedorp Manor remains one of the most … Open
You can order Melktert for dessert. It is made from flour, eggs, sour milk, and cinnamon. Koeksisters sweet doughnuts are delicious and quite high in calories. They are usually soaked in very sweet syrup. You can wash it down with tea, coffee, juice, or a soda. But it will be better to buy local wines with local food. Their choice is huge. You can buy them at wineries, in local specialty alcohol stores, or order them in a restaurant to accompany the dish you are interested in. In addition to wine, beer is also popular from alcohol. It can be either regular or ginger beer. Local liqueurs and brandies are of high quality.
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National cuisine of South Africa

One of the most popular restaurants in South Africa is “PRON - People’s Republic of Noodles” in Johannesburg. It serves the best noodles of different varieties. The taste and smell of noodles with garlic and coriander, as well as Asian beer, South African wine and various cocktails are especially good. The restaurant is open every day except Sunday, from 12 am until 10 pm. In Port Elizabeth, there is "Muse Restaurant", a traditional restaurant with attractive prices. It also serves European dishes and masterfully blends Western and South African culinary traditions. In Cape Town, a city of high prices, you'll find "Eastern Food Bazaar" where you can enjoy Asian and Indian food for a little money, and the choice of products is really huge. … Open
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