13 Weird Traditional Dishes in South Africa
People really eat that?
7 November 2017
When people think about South Africa, they generally think about Cape Town, the Kruger National Park, wild life and absolutely breath-taking natural landscapes. South Africa does however have a weird side to it…their food!
Here are 13 of the weirdest traditional dishes that you can find in South Africa:
Feeling hungry but you’re in the middle of the bush with no shops around? Why not walk over to your closest tree and have a look for termites? Famous in rural areas, those who have tried it said termites taste just like carrots! They are a great source of protein and can be eaten raw or roasted or fried in oil.
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Don’t let the name scare you away! Even though the bugs smell horrible while alive, they are beheaded and squeezed empty before being cooked and sundried. The end result? A cinnamon and iodine infused snack that is rich in Vitamin B. These little critters are also high in amino acids and help with cholesterol – who would’ve thought? As most of the bugs on this list, stinkbugs are eaten as snacks in rural areas in South Africa.
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