The South African community has stretched far and wide abroad, resulting in a wide array of South African restaurants and South African-inspired cuisine cropping up all over the show.
We take a look at some of the best South African restaurants sprinkled around the world.
1. Kozi’s Meet ‘n Eat – Athens, Greece
Situated in the Northern suburb of Melissia in Athens, Greece, Kozi’s Meet ‘n Eat provides a fusion between South African and Greek cuisine, specialising in steaks and burgers.
Shambalala: Fillet strips with orange sweet chilli sauce, pomegranate, parmesan and mixed greens
2. Braai Republic – Seoul, South Korea
This restaurant run by South Africans features signature dishes including various lamb chops, their own range of sausages (including boerewors) and freshly-baked meat pies.
Lamb or Oxtail Potjie: Lamb Shank or Oxtail stew with potatoes, carrots and pap, served in a traditional South African Potjie
3. Madiba Restaurant – Brooklyn, New Yor
From South African kitchens to New York tables, Madiba Restaurant pays homage to Nelson Mandela and some leaker homeland street food flavors.
Bushmen breakfast: Bunnychow or English B’fast style- Eggs, boerewors, grilled tomato, mushrooms, bacon chakalaka
Durban style curries – Choose your ingredient (vegetable, chicken, lamb or seafood), choose your style (curry and rice, breyani, bunny chow or roti)
4. Restaurant JAN – Nice, France
Restaurant JAN serves modern French plates inspired by a South-African heritage and the markets of the South of France.
Mosbolletjies: Cape seed-loaf | biltong butter
5. Africola – Adelaide, Australia
Africola brings their skills “van die plaas centre stage” to Adelaide, Australia, keeping their mantra, “Bokkies, braai, dop & chop”.
Over-baked cauliflower and lamb over cucumber and artichoke sauce with kale
6. Pinotage – Beijing, China
Known as Beijing’s premier (and only) South African restaurant, Pinotage boasts an array of South African specialities available in a number of portion sizes.
Tender pork filet with rounds of roasted pork neck wrapped in parma ham
7. Makhulu5 – Lisburn, Northern Ireland
Food at Makhulu5 is cooked on the coals of an open fire in the centre of the restaurant in order to recreate the ambience of a South African safari lodge.
Game Steak Pie: Peppered steak pie cooked with cubes of Ostrich and beef steak and served with chunky chips or champ mash & gravy
8. Serengeti Restaurant – Auckland, New Zealand
While marketed as an African restaurant, the South African-influence at Serengeti Restaurant is hard to miss, with a host of South African dishes stealing the limelight.
Eye fillet steak
9. Peli Peli – Houston, Texas
Peli Peli’s South African fusion cuisine features “authentic South African delicacies along with American steak, chicken and seafood favorites”. The dishes include marinades, seasonings and spices used in traditional South African cuisine with Dutch, Portuguese and Asian influences.
Flavors of South Africa Trio: Filet medallions, Huguenot, Madagascar Peppercorn, Garlic herb butter
10. The Dolphin Restaurante – Lagos, Portugal
This popular South African restaurant mixes authentic South African cuisine with Portuguese dishes and fresh fish.
Tiger prawns with mango and a sweet curry sauce
11. Savanna – Munich, Germany
Savanna has a vast range of South African and exotic meats on offer including ostrich, crocodile and zebra. Everything about the restaurant is truly South African from the elephant head at the entrance and other decor, to the food, staff and wine.
Grilled black tiger prawn with avocado
Safari plate with steaks of crocodile, zebra and Namibian beef
12. bbar – London, England
A wide range of international dishes with a “strong South African accent” can be found at bbar. Typical dishes include Springbok fillet, grilled boerewors sausages and bobotie spring rolls.
African burger – Wild boar and venison, fried quails egg, cinnamon marog and Chakalaka relish
13. El Mandela – Madrid, Spain
El Mandela aims to create a space for cultural exchange between sub-Saharan Africa and Spain through both its characteristic dishes (think Gazelle fillet, camel or buffalo carpaccio) and through facilitating employability and training of Africans in the hospitality field.
14. My South Africa – Paris, France
My South Africa is a project created by Kobus Botha in which he brings traditional South African food (through his restaurant – My Food) and the concept of the braai (through public barbecues – My Braai) to France.
Build your own braai : Choose a side (pap and chakalaka or chips with chakalaka sauce). Choose a meat mix (Chicken, pork and boerewors OR lamb, steak and chicken OR fish of the day OR a max mix of everything).
15. The Grand Grill – Dubai, UAE
This award-winning South African steak house is known for its homemade South African dishes and international beef selections.
Lamb Rogan Josh: Stewed Lamb Meat in aromatic spicy curry sauce, served with Papadum and Raita
Source: The South African