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Nita Ragoonanan outlines some of the top dishes to try on your travels

It isn’t surprising that the world’s second-largest continent is home to an enormous variety of culinary traditions. As you stroll along the streets of South Africa, you may find yourself inhaling the sweet aroma of koeksisters (1) — meaning ‘cookies’ in Dutch — those sticky donuts; or perhaps whiffs of the delectable curry-filled bread rolls known as ‘bunny chow’ (2), a popular Indian-influenced street food. In Ethiopia, you may feast on a lip-smacking plateful of chickpea stew (3), a vegetarian dish laced with beriberi (also known as ‘peri peri’) and served with crusty bread. And in West Africa, rich, spicy goat curry (4) is typical hearty fare, usually served with yams, bananas and plantain.

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