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You’ve Gotta Eat This: Bobotie, South Africa

You’ve Gotta Eat This: Bobotie, South Africa

What is it? Bobotie, South Africa’s national dish.

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Where can you get it? In and around South Africa – it’s a staple in many diets so you’re likely to find it in homes and restaurants across the country.

What’s in it? It’s a sautéed mix of minced meat, curry powder, herbs and dried fruit. It’s then popped in the oven with a topping of egg and milk. It’s like Shepherd’s Pie but so much better.

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Is it good for you? It’s a pretty hearty meal, that’s for sure!

How much does it cost? Remarkably cheap – weasel your way into dinner at a local’s house and it’ll be free.

Check out Qantas flights to South Africa here.

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