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South African Food
The wide variety of South African food is the result of the diverse cultures that exist in South Africa. Whereas some types of traditional South African food such as crocodile sirloin, sheep head and fried caterpillars might seem bizarre to some people, there are many who eat such food every day. For tourists and for some South Africans, there are many restaurants serving Chinese, Indian, Italian, Moroccan and Portuguese cuisines.
Types Of South African Food
Another reason for the wide variety of cuisines prevalent in South African food is the historical aspect. The Dutch East India Company had found the southern tip of Africa to be a convenient stop-over point during their journey to Java for their spice trade. Many other traders from different nations have also either been passing through South Africa or they have settled here, thus leaving a stamp of their own cuisines.
Main Food Items