Big Dinners :|: Canada&Vietnam

Canada celebrates Thanksgiving a month before the States because being further up north, harvest season ends a bit earlier.

BYOB to Shisa Nyama :|: South Africa

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.

Kom ons braai :|: 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.