South Africa is a beautiful country with many traditions and cultures. Rich in flavour and charisma SA food is unique in its own way and one thing about South African women and men is that they love to cook. We look at the Best food for Weekends – Top 10 SA Dishes
Braai also known as Barbecue
The No. 1 weekend food in South Africa is Braai. Loved by many if not all goes hand in hand with traditional sports with rugby, soccer and family gatherings. South Africans traditionally braai on Friday Nights or Saturdays.
Potjiekos – Traditional and Fun
Potjiekos is not only a brilliant time spender, but South Africans loves this way of cooking for friends and family. A Potjie takes anything from 2 hours to 6 hours for that perfect late lunch or even dinner. A potjie is usually used to feed a large amount of people and taste even better the next day.
Lamb Roast on Sundays
Sunday roast is almost another set traditional cooking method in SA. After a weekend of sports and local touring, there is nothing much that can top a Sunday Roast. Chicken, Lamb or Beef are usually used with loads of veggies to compliment the roast.
Pasta for all and all for Pasta
As you probably know, pasta can be made in thousands of ways but a creamy a la king. bollognaise or a lasagna is almost as traditional over weekends and a braai. Pasta salads will almost always accompany a braai in the form of curry noodles or a side dish.
Brunch is up there
Brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch, and in SA regularly has some form of alcoholic beverages served with it like a Champagne and orange juice mix. Usually enjoyed on Saturdays and Sundays between 09:00 and 12:00
For many generations Worsie-Kos ( sausage, potatoes and baked beans) is a quick weekend meal. This is usually made from sausage leftovers of a previous nights BBQ. Worsie-Kos is a cheap meal, but really tasty and full of protein.
Fire Pie (Braai Pie)
Fire Pie is not really a traditional meal in South Africa, but has taken off this last decade. It is made from dough and leftovers of the previous day’s BBQ. This is truly a fresh method of re-using food and making it and interesting and enjoyable meal.
We all know that everyone enjoy pizza all over the world, but it has almost become a norm that when you rent a DVD or watch a Netflix movie, you will go pizza hunting first. Pizza definitely made our list of favorite weekend food.
Curry Winter weekends
Winter times in South Africa are very cold and unlike other parts of the world we do not burn oil or have underground heating systems. Nothing beats a spicy hot curry over on a cold weekend. Curries in SA are usually served with bananas, chutney and a diced tomato and onion mix.
All Day Breakfast
Yes, in SA breakfast or “Brekkie” is not only made in the mornings when the sun rise, but an all day meal enjoyed by thousands over weekends. Brekkie is a fast meal to make and can be enjoyed anytime of the day. Many restaurants will also serve all day breakfast in South Africa.
10 Best SA Meals you can enjoy this Weekend