Ha! I bet you guys didn’t expect to see the words “South Africa” on this blog again! Don’t thank me, just thank my teenage laziness.
Food in South Africa was unlike anything I’d ever known. There were a lot of different animals that the meat you were eating could’ve come from. Beef and chicken were common, but ostrich was everywhere and impala was somewhat prominent. There didn’t seem to be as big of a European influence on the food there as I had originally thought. The only real tie to their previous overlords (the Dutch and the English) was the excessive amounts of tea. Tea is everywhere. Mostly Rooibos (which comes from the Capetown area) but some English teas too.
I present the super-late South Africa food post:
South Africa has quite a lot of its own special fast food chains and restaurants. Fishaways, Wimpy, and Steers were some of the most common. Soon after we got there we discovered one fast food chain called Simply Asia. Simply Asia quickly became one of the family favorites. I think we ate there 4 times a week, some weeks. We even accidentally memorized the numbers of the orders we always got. We sat down and almost immediately said “101, 103, and 2 orders of 311” every time. Even 6 months after the last time I ordered, I remembered the numbers. Simply Asia holds a very special place in our hearts.
Our stay in South Africa may have ended a while ago, but I still remember the food we tried there and I remember it fondly. If I were to return there someday, I’ll definitely be looking forward to the food. And walking around barefoot everywhere, including the malls. I miss that.