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Cape Town Cuisine Route


Discover the Mother City through its food!Have you ever heard of snoek? Injeera? Koeksusters? Daaltjies? Ulusu? Umngquhso? These are just some of the food Cape Town has to offer. With the incredible diversity of people in the city, you can just imagine the kind of diversity of foods it has!The Cape Town Cuisine Route will give you a chance to explore the city through food. And its a great (and delicious) lens from which to view a place!.Sample the flavours and stories behind several of the different cultural foods of the city, including Cape Malay, isiXhosa, Afrikaans and pan-African foods. You will get into local kitchens and hard to find eateries that you would not have access to otherwise.Take a short spice tour in the BoKaap or Salt River, following the routes of the people that arrived here from the East many generations ago. Follow those spices into some of the Cape Malay foods, such as samoosas, daaltjies and the wonderfully sweet and spicy koeksusters. Why not also sample a little bit of curry?Then it is on to Langa or Guguletu to experience the diversity of township cuisine, including steam bread, chakalaka, umngqusho, amagwenya and nyama, and the chisa nyama or hot meat bar culture.If you would like to dive deeper into the food culture of Cape Town, then there is also the option of experiencing a cooking workshop to explore the Pan-African element of township cuisine. Together with your cooking hosts, you will explore Langa or Guguletu to purchase ingredients, before learning in the host’s home kitchen how to make the food. It’s a deep cultural experience, about making both food and friends.

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