Traditional South Africa food is cooked over an open fire, which means that most meals take the form of grilled or barbequed meat (braai), or stews. The stewed or braaied meat is usually accompanied by potatoes, rice or mielepap (pap for short) - a porridge made of maize. Plenty of seasonal vegetables are on offer, too – in short, a typical South African meal is meat, carbs, and two veg! Meat specialities include biltong - a dried, cured beef (not unlike chewing on a heavily salted bit of leather), boerewors – a traditional South African sausage, which is packed with flavour, and ostrich. If you are feeling brave, try walkie-talkies- a dish of grilled chicken head and feet popular in the more rural areas. If, however, barbequed ostrich or crocodile aren’t quite to your taste, Johannesburg has a broad choice of international restaurants, thanks to its burgeoning economy. You can choose from Congolese, Greek, Indian, Italian and more…. The culinary world is your oyster.
Johannesburg is a city full of contrasts, simply waiting to be discovered. A trip to Johannesburg promises to be exhilarating, surprising and enchanting, helping you to make memories you will treasure for a lifetime.
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