koeksister is a traditional South African confectionery

What is a Koeksister?

When in South Africa and you are craving something local, sweet, delicious and warm, koeksisters will definitely meet your sweet tooth cravings. A koeksister are syrup infused deep-fried sweet are reminiscent of doughnuts. Koeksisters are braided into a plait-like shape before their deep fried until they are golden brown. The name Koeksister is derived from the Dutch word koekje, the diminutive of koek meaning “cake”. Koeksisters are available all over South Africa including in supermarkets.

Suggested ways to eat Koeksisters

Koeksisters are best enjoyed fresh and warm, however they still hit the sweet spot when eaten cold or at room temperature.

Koeksister in Cape Town that won't disappoint

Mariam's Kitchen

mariams kitchen

Located in the heart of Cape Town CBD, Mariam’s Kitchen is a halaal fast food restaurant which offers delicious homemade dishes. Mariam’s is best known for their Gatsby sandwiches, so you may want to order a Gatsby before you indulge in their koeksisters.

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