“Beldi! Beldi!”, the vendor repeated while showing us the oranges. “It means it’s good for you”, my mom’s incomplete explanation.
Near Kruger, I knew I would be able to find a lot more game meat so I decided to be a full carnivore during my trip to the safari.
I decided to follow some of their advice while also choosing some activities of my own and share that research below for other fellow travelers looking to visit Kruger but don’t have a car.
Many Cape Malay dishes are thought to be Afrikaans such as bobotie or tomato bredie but the dishes are very much a marriage of East and West.
It took me a few months to realize Jozi had an urban culture sprouting in hidden places in the city: local food markets.
It started with walking to Mandela House and asking all the street vendors and restaurants on the way where I could find skopo or mopane worms.
The bunny chow can also be referred to as “bunny”. Disclaimer: no bunnies were harmed in the research process of this blog post.
Potjiekos /ˈpɔɪkiːkɒs/ or Potjie for short (pronounced “poiki”) is a South African stew. It literally translates to “small pot food”.
Shisa nyama (or chesa nyama) – Zulu term which literally translates to “burn meat”
Continuing from my previous post about the braai, I thought of elaborating a bit more on it but looking specifically into the braai in the townships of South Africa.
Braai /ˈbrʌɪ/ – South African term for a BBQ
“Kom ons braai” – Afrikaans which literally translates to “Come, let’s braai” but the phrase is more like “hakuna matata and let’s eat”.
In South Africa, people love their braais, even more so than Canadians love their BBQs. I once asked someone what is “braai” exactly? His response: EVERYTHING.