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5 Must-Have South African Sauces and How to Use Them

5 Must-Have South African Sauces and How to Use Them

South African cuisine is renowned for its vibrant and diverse flavours, and a significant part of this culinary experience comes from its wide range of delicious sauces. These sauces not only add depth and complexity to dishes but also bring a taste of South African tradition to your meals. Here are five must-have South African sauces and tips on how to use them, all available from the South African Spaza Shop.

1. Mrs Ball's Chutney

Description: Mrs Ball's Chutney is perhaps the most famous South African sauce, known for its sweet and tangy flavour. Made from peaches and apricots, this chutney has a versatile use in many dishes.

How to Use: Mrs Ball's Chutney is perfect as a condiment for meats, especially cold cuts and curries. It can also be used as a glaze for roasting meats or as a dipping sauce for snacks like samosas and spring rolls.

2. Jimmy's Sauces Steakhouse Sauce

Description: Jimmy's Steakhouse Sauce is a rich and savoury sauce that enhances the flavour of grilled and barbecued meats. Its robust taste makes it a favourite for braais (South African barbecues).

How to Use: This sauce can be used as a marinade for steaks, ribs, and chicken. It also works wonderfully as a basting sauce while grilling to keep the meat juicy and flavourful.

3. Minnie's Aged Chilli Sauce

Description: Minnie's Aged Chilli Sauce brings a perfect balance of heat and flavour. It’s crafted with aged chillies, providing a deep, complex heat that enhances various dishes.

How to Use: Use Minnie's Aged Chilli Sauce to spice up your stews, soups, and stir-fries. It also makes an excellent addition to marinades, giving your grilled meats a spicy kick. For a quick snack, drizzle it over pizza or nachos.

4. Veri Peri Lemon & Herb Sauce

Description: Veri Peri's Lemon & Herb Sauce is a refreshing blend of citrus and herbs. This zesty sauce is ideal for adding a fresh and tangy note to your dishes.

How to Use: This sauce pairs excellently with chicken, especially when used as a marinade or finishing sauce. It’s also great for drizzling over roasted vegetables or using as a salad dressing to give your greens a burst of flavour.

5. Spur Steak Sauce

Description: Spur Steak Sauce is a creamy and savoury sauce perfect for enhancing the taste of your favourite steaks and other cuts of meat. Known for its rich and slightly tangy flavour, it's a staple in many South African households.

How to Use: Brush Spur Steak Sauce onto steaks, ribs, or even burgers before grilling or during the cooking process. It can also be used as a dipping sauce for chips or wedges, adding a gourmet touch to simple snacks.

Bringing South African Flavours to Your Table

Incorporating these must-have South African sauces into your cooking not only enriches your meals with unique flavours but also connects you with South African culinary traditions. Whether you’re grilling, roasting, or simply looking to spice up a salad, these sauces from the South African Spaza Shop offer an authentic taste of South Africa. Enjoy experimenting with these sauces and discover how they can transform your everyday dishes into extraordinary culinary experiences.

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Top 10 South African Snacks to Try This Summer

Top 10 South African Snacks to Try This Summer

Summer is the perfect time to explore new and exciting snacks, and South African cuisine offers a delightful array of options. If you're in the UK and looking to add a bit of South African flavour to your summer snacking, here are ten top South African snacks you should try, all available from our shop.

1. Biltong
A classic South African snack, biltong is air-dried, cured meat, typically beef. It's similar to jerky but prepared with different spices, resulting in a unique flavour. Biltong is high in protein, making it a great healthy snack option.

2. Droewors
Droewors are dried sausages made from beef and seasoned with coriander. These sausages are air-dried, making them chewy and full of flavour. They’re a perfect snack for road trips or outdoor activities.

3. Ouma Rusks
These traditional South African biscuits are ideal for dunking in tea or coffee. Ouma Rusks come in various flavours, including buttermilk, muesli, and condensed milk, offering a crunchy and satisfying snack.

4. Simba Chips
Simba Chips are a beloved South African brand offering a variety of flavours that are not commonly found in the UK. Popular choices include Chakalaka, Mrs Ball's Chutney, and Tomato Sauce flavour.

5. Flings
Flings are light, puffy corn snacks that melt in your mouth. These are especially popular with children but are equally enjoyed by adults looking for a light and tasty snack.

6. Romany Creams
Romany Creams are delicious chocolate coconut biscuits that come in several varieties, such as Original, Cappuccino, and Caramel. They are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth.

7. Mrs Ball's Chutney
While technically a condiment, Mrs Ball's Chutney is so versatile that it deserves a spot on this list. It's perfect for dipping, spreading on sandwiches, or adding a tangy flavour to your favourite dishes.

 8. Jungle Oats 
Jungle Oats is South Africa's favourite porridge brand, renowned for its wholesome, nutritious qualities and rich heritage. Made from 100% wholegrain rolled oats, it provides a hearty, energy-boosting start to the day.  Whether hot or cold, Jungle Oats offers a satisfying and nourishing meal option for all ages.

9. Peppermint Crisp
This chocolate bar is a South African favourite, featuring a crisp, mint-flavoured centre covered in rich chocolate. It’s a refreshing treat for hot summer days.

10. Guava Fruit Roll

The Safari Guava Fruit Roll, delightful snack made from real guava pulp. This fruit roll offers a sweet and tangy flavour, making it a perfect treat for those who enjoy tropical fruit snacks. It's not only tasty but also convenient for on-the-go snacking, providing a burst of natural fruit goodness in every bite. Ideal for both adults and children, this fruit roll is a refreshing addition to your snack collection.

Where to Find These Snacks

All these delicious South African snacks can be conveniently ordered online from the South African Spaza Shop, ensuring you get a taste of South Africa delivered right to your doorstep in the UK. Whether you're planning a summer picnic, a beach outing, or just looking to enjoy some unique flavours, these snacks are sure to delight your taste buds and offer a genuine taste of South African cuisine.

Exploring South African snacks not only introduces you to new flavours but also connects you with the vibrant culture and culinary traditions of South Africa. So, this summer, expand your snacking horizons and indulge in some of these top South African treats. Happy snacking!

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Spotlight on South African Beverages: From Rooibos Tea to Amarula

Spotlight on South African Beverages: From Rooibos Tea to Amarula

South African beverages offer a fascinating glimpse into the country’s diverse culture and natural bounty. From herbal teas to iconic liqueurs, South African drinks provide a range of flavours and experiences that are as varied as the nation itself. In this article, we’ll explore some of the most beloved South African beverages, each with its unique story and taste.

1. Rooibos Tea
Rooibos tea, also known as red bush tea, is perhaps the most famous of all South African beverages. Native to the Cederberg region, this caffeine-free herbal tea is renowned for its rich, earthy flavour and numerous health benefits. Packed with antioxidants, rooibos tea is enjoyed hot or iced, often with a slice of lemon or a touch of honey. Its soothing properties make it a popular choice for relaxation and wellness.

2. Amarula
Amarula is a world-famous South African cream liqueur made from the fruit of the marula tree. This unique beverage combines the exotic, fruity notes of marula with velvety cream to create a rich, indulgent drink. Often enjoyed over ice or in cocktails, Amarula’s distinctive taste and creamy texture have earned it a loyal following both in South Africa and internationally.

3. South African Alcohols
South Africa boasts some of the oldest and most renowned wine regions in the world. Stellenbosch, Paarl, and Franschhoek are just a few of the areas known for their exceptional vineyards. South African wines, particularly Chenin Blanc and Pinotage, offer a range of flavours from crisp and refreshing to robust and full-bodied. The country’s wine industry is celebrated for its innovation and quality, making it a must-try for any wine enthusiast.

4. Umqombothi
Umqombothi is a traditional South African beer made from maize, sorghum malt, yeast, and water. This homebrewed beer is rich in cultural significance and often consumed during traditional ceremonies and celebrations. With its thick, slightly sour taste, Umqombothi is a beverage that embodies the communal and celebratory spirit of South African culture.

5. Castle Lager
Castle Lager is one of South Africa’s most popular commercial beers. First brewed in 1895, this refreshing lager has become a staple at social gatherings and braais (barbecues) across the country. Known for its smooth, crisp taste, Castle Lager is a quintessential South African beverage that captures the laid-back vibe of the nation.

6. Springbok Shooter
The Springbok shooter is a vibrant green and gold cocktail named after South Africa’s national rugby team. Made with layers of peppermint liqueur and Amarula, this visually striking drink is a favourite at celebrations and sporting events. The combination of minty freshness and creamy sweetness makes it a delightful party beverage.

7. Gemmerbier
Gemmerbier, or ginger beer, is a popular homemade beverage in South Africa. Made from fermented ginger, sugar, and water, this fizzy drink is enjoyed for its refreshing and slightly spicy flavour. Often served at family gatherings and traditional events, gemmerbier is a beloved drink that offers a taste of South African hospitality.

8. Van der Hum Liqueur
Van der Hum is a distinctive South African liqueur made from brandy, naartjie (tangerine) peel, and a blend of spices. With its rich, citrusy aroma and complex flavour profile, Van der Hum is enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in cocktails. It’s a unique beverage that reflects the country’s creative spirit in liqueur making.

9. Mageu
Mageu is a traditional South African non-alcoholic beverage made from fermented mealie (maize) pap. This thick, creamy drink is often flavoured with vanilla, strawberry, or banana, and is enjoyed for its nutritional benefits. Mageu is a staple in many South African households, particularly as a refreshing drink during hot weather.

10. Pinotage Coffee
A modern twist on traditional beverages, Pinotage coffee is a fusion of South Africa’s signature red wine grape and rich coffee flavours. This innovative drink combines the best of both worlds, offering a unique taste experience that is distinctly South African.

Exploring South African beverages provides a window into the country’s rich culinary heritage and diverse palate. From the calming rooibos tea to the indulgent Amarula, each drink tells a story of tradition, innovation, and the vibrant culture of South Africa. Whether you’re a tea enthusiast, a wine lover, or someone looking to try something new, view our shop to see our selection of drinks now!
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Top 10 South African Foods You Must Try

Top 10 South African Foods You Must Try

South African cuisine is a vibrant tapestry of flavours, textures, and aromas, reflecting the country’s rich cultural heritage
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Exploring South African Spices: Adding Flavour to Your Dishes

Exploring South African Spices: Adding Flavour to Your Dishes

South African cuisine is a vibrant tapestry woven from a diverse array of cultures and influences. At the heart of this culinary heritage are the unique South African spices that add depth, flavour, and character to dishes. Exploring these spices can transform your cooking and introduce you to the rich flavours of South Africa. 

1. Peri-Peri


Peri-peri, also known as piri-piri, is a fiery chilli pepper that originated in Mozambique and has become a staple in South African cooking. This spice is known for its intense heat and bold flavour. Peri-peri is commonly used in marinades, sauces, and rubs for grilled meats, particularly chicken. To make a classic peri-peri sauce, blend fresh or dried peri-peri peppers with garlic, lemon juice, vinegar, and a touch of oil. This versatile sauce can be used as a marinade, dipping sauce, or condiment.

2. Cape Malay Curry Powder

Cape Malay curry powder is a fragrant blend of spices influenced by Malaysian and Indonesian settlers in the Cape region. This curry powder typically includes a mix of coriander, cumin, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves, among other spices. It is known for its aromatic and slightly sweet profile. Use Cape Malay curry powder to make traditional Cape Malay curries, which often feature a combination of meat, vegetables, and dried fruits like apricots, adding a subtle sweetness to the dish.

3. Rooibos

While not a spice in the traditional sense, rooibos, or red bush tea, is a uniquely South African ingredient that can be used to add a distinct flavour to dishes. Rooibos has a naturally sweet and slightly nutty taste. Incorporate rooibos into marinades, stews, and even baked goods. For a rooibos-infused stew, steep rooibos tea and use the liquid as a base, adding layers of flavour to your dish.

4. Paprika

South African paprika, particularly the smoked variety, is a popular spice used to add a rich, smoky flavour to dishes. It is commonly used in boerewors (South African sausage) and braai (barbecue) marinades. Sprinkle smoked paprika on roasted vegetables, meats, or use it to season homemade potato wedges for an extra depth of flavour.

5. Coriander

Coriander, both in seed and ground form, is extensively used in South African cooking. It is one of the key ingredients in boerewors and biltong. Coriander seeds add a citrusy, slightly sweet flavour, while ground coriander provides a warm, nutty taste. Use coriander in spice rubs for meats, in curries, or to flavour stews and soups.

6. Cloves

Cloves are a potent spice that adds a warm, sweet, and aromatic flavour to dishes. In South Africa, cloves are often used in pickled fish and chutneys. They can also be used in desserts and baked goods to add a unique depth of flavour. When using cloves, remember that a little goes a long way due to their strong taste.

7. Nutmeg

Nutmeg is another spice that is frequently used in South African cuisine, especially in sweet dishes and baked goods. It pairs well with cinnamon and cloves, making it a staple in traditional South African puddings like Malva pudding. A pinch of nutmeg can also enhance savoury dishes like creamy sauces and meat dishes.

8. Bay Leaves

Bay leaves are commonly used in South African cooking to add a subtle, herbal flavour to soups, stews, and casseroles. They are an essential ingredient in bobotie, a traditional South African baked dish made with spiced minced meat and an egg-based topping. Adding bay leaves to your slow-cooked dishes will infuse them with a nuanced, earthy flavour.

Exploring South African spices can bring a world of flavour to your kitchen. These spices not only add taste but also connect you to the rich culinary traditions of South Africa. Whether you’re making a traditional curry, grilling meat for a braai, or experimenting with new flavours, South African spices will enhance your dishes and delight your palate. View our shop to see our selection of spices!

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Kid-Friendly South African Snacks for Healthy School Lunches

Kid-Friendly South African Snacks for Healthy School Lunches

As parents, ensuring our children eat healthy and nutritious food is a top priority, especially when it comes to their school lunches. In South Africa, we are blessed with a variety of unique and delicious snacks that not only tantalise the taste buds but also provide essential nutrients. Here’s a guide to some kid-friendly South African snacks perfect for healthy school lunches.

 1. Biltong and Droëwors

Biltong and droëwors are quintessential South African snacks that are high in protein and low in carbohydrates. Made from cured and dried meat, these snacks are perfect for growing children as they provide a good dose of energy and essential nutrients. Pack them in small portions to complement other lunchbox items.

2. Rooibos Tea Muffins

Rooibos tea is a staple in many South African households, known for its rich antioxidant properties and absence of caffeine. Incorporating rooibos into muffins adds a unique flavour and a health boost. These muffins can be made with whole wheat flour and sweetened with natural honey, making them a healthier alternative to regular muffins.

3. Mealie Bread

Mealie bread, or sweetcorn bread, is a delicious and wholesome addition to any school lunch. This traditional South African bread is made from maize and is rich in fibre and essential vitamins. It’s a great way to ensure your child is getting a nutritious and filling snack. Serve slices of mealie bread with a small tub of spreadable cheese or a dollop of butter.

4. Yoghurt and Fresh Fruit

South Africa is home to a wide variety of fresh fruits, from sweet mangoes and pineapples to tart apples and juicy pears. Pairing fresh fruit with a serving of yoghurt makes for a refreshing and healthy snack. Opt for plain yoghurt to avoid added sugars, and let the natural sweetness of the fruit shine through.

5. Boiled Eggs with Amasi

Amasi, a traditional South African fermented milk, is rich in probiotics and nutrients. Pair it with boiled eggs for a protein-packed snack that will keep your child full and focused throughout the school day. This combination is not only nutritious but also very satisfying, making it a great addition to the lunchbox.

 6. Mini Bunny Chow

Bunny chow is a South African favourite, typically consisting of a hollowed-out loaf of bread filled with curry. For a school-friendly version, use smaller bread rolls and fill them with a mild vegetable curry. This snack is not only fun to eat but also a great way to sneak in some vegetables. Ensure the curry is mild to suit younger palates.

7. Veggie Sticks with Hummus

South African vegetables like carrots, cucumbers, and bell peppers can be sliced into sticks and served with hummus. Hummus, made from chickpeas, is a good source of protein and healthy fats. This combination is a crunchy and satisfying snack that’s also incredibly nutritious.

8. Dried Fruit and Nuts

South Africa produces a variety of dried fruits and nuts, which are excellent snacks for school lunches. Create a mix of dried apricots, raisins, and nuts like almonds or cashews. This snack is not only convenient but also packed with vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats.

9. Pap Squares

Pap, a staple made from maize meal, can be cooked and then cooled in a tray. Once firm, cut into squares and pack them as a snack. Pap squares can be enjoyed plain or with a little bit of butter and salt, providing a simple yet satisfying addition to the lunchbox.

Incorporating these South African snacks into your child’s school lunches not only ensures they are eating healthy but also helps them connect with their cultural heritage. With a focus on natural ingredients and balanced nutrition, these snacks are sure to keep your kids happy, healthy, and energised throughout the school day. View our online grocery store to see our selection of South African snacks!
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The Best South African Butchery in the UK

The Best South African Butchery in the UK

If you are a fan of South African cuisine or simply looking to explore new flavours, finding a reliable South African butchery in the UK is essential. South African Spaza Shop, based in Swindon and offering nationwide delivery, stands out as a premier destination for authentic South African meats and groceries.

South African Butchery Meats

South African butchery meats are renowned for their distinctive flavours and high-quality ingredients. Traditional South African cuts and preparations reflect a rich culinary heritage influenced by various cultures, including Dutch, Malay, and indigenous African. From hearty sausages like boerewors to tender ribs perfect for a braai, these meats offer a taste of home for South African expatriates and a new culinary adventure for those unfamiliar with the cuisine.

South African Spaza Shop is a standout in the UK for its dedication to providing authentic South African products. Conveniently available for online shopping, this butchery offers delivery across the nation, ensuring you can enjoy traditional South African meats no matter where you live. Located in Swindon, the shop also welcomes visitors who prefer to handpick their selections and experience a bit of South African culture firsthand.

Our Selection of Butchery

Boerewors
Boerewors, a classic South African sausage, is a staple at South African Spaza Shop. Made from a mix of beef and pork, seasoned with coriander, black pepper, and nutmeg, boerewors is perfect for grilling. Its name, derived from the Afrikaans words for "farmer" (boer) and "sausage" (wors), highlights its rustic, homemade appeal. Boerewors is essential for any braai (South African barbecue) and pairs wonderfully with traditional sides like pap (maize porridge) and chakalaka (spicy vegetable relish).

Kasgriller
Another speciality offered by South African Spaza Shop is kasgriller. This unique sausage is similar to boerewors but often incorporates a bit of cheese into the mix, adding a rich, creamy flavour that complements the spices beautifully. Kasgriller is a favourite for braais, providing a delightful twist on the traditional sausage with its melty cheese interior.

Pork Rashers
Pork rashers, also known as pork belly slices, are another popular item available at South African Spaza Shop. These succulent cuts are ideal for grilling or slow-cooking, providing a rich, savoury flavour that’s hard to resist. Pork rashers are often marinated in a blend of spices and sauces before cooking, ensuring they are bursting with flavour. They are a versatile option for any braai, perfect for pairing with a variety of sides and sauces.

Chicken
South African Spaza Shop also offers a range of chicken cuts, perfect for any meal. Whether you’re looking for whole chickens, drumsticks, or wings, their selection ensures you have the best quality meat for your recipes. Chicken is a versatile option for the braai, absorbing marinades and spices well and cooking up tender and juicy every time.

Ribs
Ribs are a braai favourite, and South African Spaza Shop provides some of the best. Whether you prefer beef or pork ribs, you can find high-quality, flavourful cuts that are perfect for slow-cooking on the grill. Ribs are often coated in a sweet and tangy marinade, then grilled to perfection, resulting in tender, fall-off-the-bone meat that’s a crowd-pleaser at any gathering.


South African Spaza Shop in Swindon is the go-to destination for authentic South African butchery meats in the UK. Offering a wide selection of traditional favourites like boerewors, kasgriller, pork rashers, chicken, and ribs, this shop ensures you have everything you need for a perfect braai. With the convenience of online shopping and nationwide delivery, enjoying the flavours of South Africa has never been easier. Visit South African Spaza Shop online or in Swindon to discover the best South African products in the UK.

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Where can you buy Boerewors?

Where can you buy Boerewors?

Boerewors, a South African culinary staple, is as synonymous with the nation's food culture as the iconic braai. In this article, we explore everything from what boerewors is, to the best ways to cook it, and where you can purchase this delicious sausage, whether you're near a South African 'spaza' shop, in Swindon, or browsing online.

What is Boerewors?

Boerewors, derived from the Afrikaans words 'boer' (farmer) and 'wors' (sausage), is a traditional South African sausage known for its coiled shape, coarse texture, and a mixture of spiced beef, pork, or lamb. The unique flavour profile of boerewors comes from vinegar, spices such as coriander, black pepper, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice. This sausage is a staple at any braai but also enjoys popularity in stews and other cooked dishes.

The Best Way to Cook Boerewors

The quintessential method to cook boerewors is on a braai, South Africa's beloved barbecue. Cooking boerewors on a braai not only enhances its flavours with a smoky essence but also celebrates the social aspect of South African cooking. To achieve the perfect braai'd boerewors, allow your coals to settle to a white glow to ensure even cooking without burning the sausage. Regularly turning the boerewors ensures that it cooks evenly, preserving its juicy flavours inside a crisp, perfectly charred casing.

Online Groceries Store: South African Spaza Shop

For those looking to buy boerewors outside of South Africa, several online grocery stores cater specifically to South African expatriates and cuisine enthusiasts. These virtual 'spaza' shops, an informal convenience shop in South Africa, often carry a wide range of South African groceries, including authentic boerewors. At South African Spaza shop, we shop nation wide within Great Britain - free shipping for orders for £100 too!

If you are based in South West or visiting, you're in luck. Our physical shop is based in Swindon, our shop boasts a broad selection of South African groceries. We provide way beyond than boerewors, including other South African favourites like biltong, rusks, and Savanna cider. Our address is: Unit 10, Woodside Park, Woodside Rd, Swindon SN3 4WA. For those unable to visit in person, visit our online store here!

Whether you're throwing a traditional braai, cooking up a hearty stew, or simply looking to explore new culinary horizons, boerewors offers a taste of South Africa's rich culinary tradition. Visit our store in person or view our shop to see our wide range of options of South African classics.

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The Ultimate Guide to South African Braai

The Ultimate Guide to South African Braai

Braai, a term deeply rooted in South African culture, represents much more than just barbecue. It's a cherished culinary practice, a social occasion, and a vibrant celebration of heritage. This guide delves into the essence of a South African braai, offering insights into its traditions, essential components, and why it holds a special place in the hearts of many.

What is a South African Braai?

The term 'braai' originates from the Dutch word 'braden', meaning to roast. It involves grilling meat over a wood fire, but unlike typical barbecues, a South African braai is an event, a gathering of friends and family that is both a festive and communal affair. The braai is ubiquitous across South Africa, cutting across cultural lines and serving as a unifying activity for people of all backgrounds.

The Social Aspect of Braai

A South African braai is as much about community as it is about food. It typically takes place outdoors, in back gardens or at dedicated public braai areas. The act of braaing is a participatory event where everyone has a role, from stoking the fire to preparing side dishes. Conversations flow, stories are shared, and relationships are strengthened, all against the backdrop of sizzling meats and the crackling wood fire.

Essential Components of a Braai

The heart of a South African braai is the fire, traditionally made with local wood, which imparts a distinct smoky flavour to the food. Key meats include boerewors (a spiced sausage), lamb chops, steak, and chicken. Fish and vegetable skewers might also feature to cater to all tastes.

Accompaniments are equally important. Pap, a type of maize porridge, is a staple side, often served with a tomato and onion relish. Other sides might include braaibroodjie (grilled cheese sandwich), potato salad, and chakalaka (a spicy vegetable relish).

Cooking Techniques and Tips

Achieving the perfect braai involves mastering the fire. The goal is to create a bed of glowing coals that provide consistent heat. The timing of when to place the meat on the grill depends on the heat of the coals and the type of meat. For instance, boerewors requires a moderate heat to cook thoroughly without burning the casing.

Marinades and seasonings play a critical role in flavouring the meat. Popular choices include garlic, herbs, and a variety of spices, reflecting the diverse culinary influences of South Africa. Marinading the meat a few hours before the braai infuses deep flavours.

The Cultural Significance of Braai

The braai is more than a cooking method; it's a celebration of South African heritage. It transcends just culinary practice, encapsulating the spirit of Ubuntu—a Nguni term meaning humanity towards others. Braais are held on significant days, like National Braai Day (Heritage Day) on September 24, which encourages all South Africans to unite around fires, share their heritage, and wave their flag.


A South African braai is a unique blend of culinary expertise, social tradition, and cultural celebration. It offers a window into the soul of South Africa, showcasing a tradition that is generous, inclusive, and richly flavourful. Whether you're a local or a visitor, participating in a braai provides a deep connection to the community and an authentic taste of South African hospitality. View our shop to get your groceries for Braai.
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Which South African Beer pairs best with Braai?

Which South African Beer pairs best with Braai?

Braai, a cherished culinary tradition in South Africa, combines the pleasures of open-fire cooking with social gatherings, creating an experience that’s both a feast and a festivity.
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Where to Buy South African Groceries in the UK?

Where to Buy South African Groceries in the UK?

Finding authentic South African groceries in the UK can be a delightful journey of cultural discovery and culinary enjoyment. However, many South Africans and enthusiasts of South African cuisine quickly realise that local supermarkets don't always stock the unique flavours and specific brands that remind them of home.
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Droewors Recipes: From Classic to Modern Twists

Droewors Recipes: From Classic to Modern Twists

Dive into the rich world of droewors, a beloved South African snack. Our guide covers everything from traditional recipes and proper storage to innovative variations and essential equipment for making droewors at home. Discover how to bring this delicious culinary tradition into your kitchen with ease and authenticity.
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