Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

PostHeaderIcon South African people – The Mia family

You may have read in previous blogs about how friendly we have found the South African people during our stay here. Well, tonight was another example of their extreme hospitality when Carl and I visited (by invitation) Abdul Mia and his delightful family in Mayfair, Joburg. As Abdul has mentioned, this Mayfair is a little different to the one in London – situated on the other side of Joburg to where we are, it was a quick 20 minute drive. We were welcomed by Abdul, his wife and two daughters with South African hospitality including guava juice, Avocado pudding, Masala Tea and biscuits and really yummy homemade Chicken samosas. We spent the evening talking about the World Cup, world politics and other amusing anecdotes. All in all it was a very enjoyable evening and we’d like to thank Abdul and his family for their hospitality.

PostHeaderIcon Bunny Chow…. ??

durban bunny chow

Famous in Durban is the Bunny Chow – it’s a half loaf of bread hollowed out and filled with curried something (in our case lamb meatballs or chicken). It is also a requirement to make bunny ears when eating…. here we see our valiant adventurers chowing down….

PostHeaderIcon Live Band at Sandton City, commentary by Carl

We were lucky to run across some great music, 3D views of a soccer match and excellent food (with oversized portions) while visiting Sandton City.  Sandton City is a major shopping complex, where the FIFA World Cup 2010 offices to pick up tickets happened to be close to.  Once again, everyone has been helpful with any request you make.  Police and security presence is high and you can find the vests anywhere you turn.  They have gone to much effort to make the World Cup 2010 trip for everyone a relaxed time to remember.

Now for music, Carl and horns.