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International Travel: 5 SA food tours you must try

CAPE TOWN –Experiencing South African food should be at the top of any local or international tourists’ list, and with the risk-adjusted level one lockdown, tourists can do food tasting tours and learn to cook the local cuisine.

Here are five food tours to try:

Traditional Zulu Food

Learn to prepare and enjoy an authentic Zulu dish liked by King Shaka. The experience can host up to 10 people and takes 4.5 hours.

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Durban Bunny Chow

A Bunny Chow is an Indian street food made out of a hollowed-out loaf of bread and filled with spicy curry.

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#dinspiration for this evening… #proudlysa Homemade Mutton Curry Bunny …. fresh unsliced bread filled with spicy tender lamb curry , soft potatoes …. served with carrot onion salad …😊😊 "Bunny chow, often referred to as a bunny, is a South African fast food dish consisting of a hollowed out loaf of bread filled with curry. It originated in Durban South African community." These were absolutely delicious …😉 Are u a fan of the 'bunnychow'? Have a lovely evening ….⚘⚘ Will share the recipe a bit later ⚘ Lamb Curry : @treetz_by_reez 1 kg lamb pieces (shoulder) washed and strained . (I soaked mine in vinegar and water . Removed all the fat and cut in pieces) 1 big onion 1 big tomato 1 small tin tomato paste 2 T red ginger garlic masala 2 t red chilli powder Half t turmeric powder Salt to taste 2 t Dhana jeeru Sprinkle of jeeru seeds 2 cinnamon sticks 2 cardamom pods Few pepper corns 2 green chilli 3 potatoes Half cup oil or ghee Method Saute the onion in ghee with the cinnamon stick, elachi , peppercorns , green chilli and jeeru Once light and golden add the meat along with the ginger garlic, salt and turmeric. Mix well and leave on low . Allow to cook(about an hour plus). If you need to add water add 1/4 cup at a time. Not too much . Once the meat is feeling soft add the tomatoes , tomato paste and spices . Allow to cook . At this stage the meat should be almost fully cooked . Allow this to start sticking to the pot . Once you notice that add the potatoes . Top with about 1 cup water and leave to cook. Once the potatoes are starting to cook add in little water for gravy , chopped coriander and leave on low till well done . So for the bunny I used 1/4 loaf of fresh unsliced bread , made a hollow and filled with the curry. Then topped with a carrot onion salad …enjoy 🌹🌹 #bunnychow #proudlysouthafrican #bunny #durbanbunnychow #eeeeeats #tophomecooking #bbcgoodfoood#foodblogger #instaeatssouthafrica #muttoncurry #muttonbunny #FOODIESOFSA #foodandhomesa #instakitchen #deliciously_sa #feedfeed#recipes #foodography #photography #foodie #foodflatlay #flatlay #inmykitchen#f52grams #blogger #blog #foodblog

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Cape Malay Food

Take a tour around Bo-Kaap, formerly known as the Malay Quarter, before learning to make an authentic Malay Roti and curry.


Bobotie and Melktert

Get familiar with some local Afrikaans music and prepare authentic Bobotie and Melktert dishes.


Braai (Shisa nyama)

An authentic braai or shisa nyama can be done anywhere and at any time. Various communities get together on weekends for a braai and some butchers grill their meat in front of their shops and sell it on the street.


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