In South Africa Heritage Day Is celebrated annually on the 24th of September. On this day people from different cultures gather to celebrate their traditions.
In the essence of this day South Africans celebrate and embrace themselves in many ways some even sing and dance while some enjoy special traditional dishes for their loved ones.
here is a list of some of the different food one can:
Samp and Beans
Cooked samp and beans along with spices. The traditional dish is known as “isitambu” in the native Zulu language, while Xhosa people call this “umngqusho”. The spicy taste, achieved by curry powder and black pepper, makes it a perfect side dish to any rice-based item.
Potjiekos encompasses a style of cooking, rather than a particular recipe. Literally meaning ‘small pot food’, the practice was brought to South Africa by the Dutch through the seventeenth century.
People from Limpopo belonging to the Pedi culture regard them as Masonja. This tasty worms can be eaten dry and crispy as a snack, or can be drenched in sauce, or added to porridge made from maize – a staple food in South Africa.
As South African foods go, vetkoek are some of the most wholesome and honest you will try. Vetkoek are heavily influenced by the Dutch oliebol. It’s a very popular food among the poorest townships and suburbs of South Africa.
Many cuisines boast some delightfully flavorsome sausages in their beloved list of foods. South African cuisine is no different.Boerewors is a rich, spicy sausage that originates from both South Africa and Namibia. The name means ‘farmer sausage’.