4/27/2016 – World Wednesday – South African


Welcome to Five Course Trivia! Five days a week, we’ll post five questions about something from the culinary world, from soup to nuts and all dishes in between.

For our fourteenth World Wednesday, we head to the continent of Africa for the first time. Specifically, the southern part. Even more specifically, South Africa.

As a melting pot of cuisines, it’s time for us to skewer something on the end of a stick, dip that stick in the melting pot, and see how it tastes.


  1. Originating from the city of Durban, name this dish with an animal name made with a hollowed out loaf of bread, and filled with spiced curry.
Question 1

2. Translating as “farmer’s sausage” in Afrikaans, name this coil-shaped sausage made with beef and either a pork or lamb.

Question 2

3. BOOM! It’s the vegetable dish made with onions, peppers, tomatoes, carrots, and beans, which is often served with a side of pap, a dish similar to porridge.

Question 3

4. Containing apricot jam, served with custard or ice cream, and having a spongy texture, what sweet pudding has its origins in the Cape Dutch region of South Africa?

Question 4

5. Once again, we end our World Wednesday with alcohol. The mixed drink seen here, made with creme de menthe (the green part) and Amarula (the gold part), is named after which animal?

Question 5

Learned League precedent (South Africa 1DS, Q1) – The social event referred to as either a braai or a shisanyama in South Africa is known by what name in the United States?

Tomorrow: I do have a final exam tomorrow, so no promises.


1. Bunny chow
2. Boerewors
3. Chakalaka (see what I did there?)
4. Malva pudding
5. Springbok (the drink is called a springbokkie)
LL. Barbecue or cook-out

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