5 Popular South African Foods For Nigerians To Try

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Tribe/ Mogodu and Pap
Dumpling/ Dombolo
Boerewors/ Wors
South African Food - Vetkoek/ Magwinya
South African Food - Chicken Feet/ Maotwana

You will be introduced to five popular South African foods in this blog post. But before then, it is interesting to note that South African cuisine is as colourful as its people – who speak 11 official languages and unofficial languages such as the Tsotsitaal. Despite this, I’ve realised that most Nigerians in South Africa are yet to try South African food.

This is why I’ve decided to write this article about five popular South African foods for Nigerians in South Africa to try.

Remember the saying: when in Rome, you do what the Romans do? I think it is applicable in this case. Here is my recommended list of South African food that will give you a good taste of South Africa.

Vetkoek/ Magwinya

  • Pair with curried mince
  • Shop at Vuyo’s Restaurant in Soweto
South African Food - Vetkoek/ Magwinya

Tribe/ Mogodu

  • Pair with Samp, Dumpling Or Papa
  • Shop at Pata Pata Restaurant in Jeppestown or Vuyo’s Restaurant in Soweto

Dumpling/ Dombolo

  • Pair with your favourite stew
  • Shop at Vuyo’s Restaurant in Soweto

Chicken Feet/ Maotwana

  • Pair with Gravy and Pap
  • Shop for chicken feet at Ayepyep Lifestyle
South African Food - Chicken Feet/ Maotwana


Akindele Olunloyo


I love travelling. I cherish my Lagos. And I adore my new home in Johannesburg. Lagostojozi Blog is my passion project which strives to promote cooperation, healthy relations and social cohesion between the people of these two great African megacities of Lagos and Johannesburg.

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