With influences from around the world, South African cuisine is a rich combination of eastern spices with local flavours that few have truly perfected. Cape Town has an obsession with food and receives frequent awards as a foodie hotspot. There is no way to make an exhaustive list of South Africa’s favourite foods, but this is a good place to start. And remember, come hungry!
Koesisters, koeksisters and vetkoek
All three of these delicious South African treats are made with fried dough, but they are three quite different things.
Koeksisters and koesisters way have similar names, but they’re not the same thing. Koeksisters have their origins in Dutch heritgae and Afrikaans culture. They’re sickly sweet, and made from braided dough soaked in sticky syrup. They have a crunchy texture and golden colour.
Koesisters are the Malay-style answer to this sweet treat. They’re bigger and have a soft, bread-like texture. They’re doused in syrup on the outside, and rolled in desicated coconut. Th..