Bobotie is often considered as being the national dish of South Africa. It is definitely the most well known South African dish for tourists to try, especially when visiting Cape Town. The reason for this is that Bobotie is native to the Cape province. Now there are various stories about the official origins of bobotie. One version says it was brought to South Africa by the slaves from Indonesia and Malaysia who settled in the colorful Bo-Kaap suburb in Cape Town, hence its alternative name Cape Malay curry.