Cape Town is a multi-cultural city and you can see that in its cuisine. The food here is difficult to be called fully authentic since there was a mixture with another culture once in the past. However, these dishes here are the ones you can only get in Cape Town and no other place in the world.
Braai is a Afrikaans word which relate to the town’s traditional barbecue. Braais come with lots of meat cooked at backyards. Most braais include boerewors which is a local spiced sausage, as well as beef, pork or lamb chops. In some places like Mzoli’s in Guguletu, you can get the meat of your choice and let the chefs cook it in front of you.
Bobotie has a Malay origin that comes with minced beef with a custard of milk and eggs on top. This dish has a distinct smell that comes from the spices and dried fruit inside. Bobotie is sweet and sour that has a hint of spice.
Gatsby is a large sandwich that comes with a lot of fillings like meats, sauces, potato chips. The good thing about it is that it costs cheap, Due to its large size, it is not possible to finish the entire sandwich at one go. Moreover, the meat in this sandwich is not from high grade meat. Therefore, only places like Bona Fast Food, Cosy Corner as well as The Golden Dish sell this sandwich.
Biltong and Droëwors
Droëwors and Biltong are dried meats with a special blend of spices. Biltong is a cured and dried meat where Droëwors is just a dried sausage. You can find both of them in all supermarkets as well as some pubs, bars, and restaurants.
The famous desserts here are malva pudding, Milk tart as well as koeksisters. You can find these sweets in most bakeries and supermarkets. Some restaurants also sell them on the side.
Bunny Chow is a classic South African meal with Indian influence. It is basically half a loaf of hollowed out bread which then filled with curry and meat. The meat is usually chicken or beef. The advice here is to get this one from local cheap restaurant and not trying in the gourmet version.