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Five Dishes to Try in Cape Town

By Heather Richardson

Cape Town is the undisputed food capital of South Africa, known for its range of restaurants representing cuisines from all over the world.

Classic Cape Town dishes represent the heritage of the city, a blend of African, Asian, and European influences. No surprise, given the coastal setting, that there’s a decent amount of seafood on offer, while the South African obsession with braaiing, or barbecuing, means some variety of grilled meat is never too hard to find.

While a complete list of must-try dishes would be very long indeed, here are five of Cape Town’s favorite foods, each revealing a little of the city’s multifaceted identity.

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