Soweto Gold – Superior Lager

In life it’s true that some of the hidden treasures are right beneath your nose. I didn’t know about this craft beer called Soweto Gold, even worse that it is brewed right inside this famous township, Soweto. These guys are running a proper brewery at Ubuntu Kraal Orlando West there must be something magical with this area of soweto,no manga manga business. It was introduced to me during an impromptu meeting at the Rocomamas Restaurant, I was shocked and right then I knew the topic of my next blog post.

Ladies & Gents I introduce to you the Superior Lager that is SowetoGold

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And they have “Soweto Passion” as one of the ingredients…love it! This is truly the definition of #DrinksEkasi one of the subjects for this blog. It must just be easily accessible that’s it.

I wish Mr Ndumiso Madlala & the @SowetoGold Team the best of luck for their future endeavours and may they grow into a huge conglomerate in Africa.

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CookOutSunday

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Days are getting longer and nights getting warmer. Not suprising that I attended a food festival called , just as we are saying bye-bye to Winter on this side of the equator. This was an invite via Facebook by the way the Power of social media , one of those chain invites where a friend invites a friend invites another friend so we can all be friend…Lol

#CookOutSunday is a growing Food Festival held in Diepkloof ,Soweto that a #Foodie like me greatly appreciates and LOVEs! Apparently the organisers had to find a bigger space due to the rise in the number of patrons. Well the space was still small according to me, so we’ll forgive them since they are aware of this issue…Oh another thing is they forgot to mention that there’s an entrance fee, no squabbles with the entrance fee but the least they could’ve done is mention it ,especially for us new attendees. Other than that it was hella proper.

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There were lots of food & catering companies ,from startups with no name to guys who frequent such events. Clothing companies as well though I only saw one…

Trendy sox, these guys tell me you can find them at the Pretoria Gautrain Station and Maboneng Precinct.

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Meet a lady who has creatively created #spicyyummythingsmuffinsSpicy Dumplings or as I would like to call’em spicy dombolo & Spicy Muffins & Spicy Chicken Livers. All thanks to her homemade sauce ,you go girl! She goes by the name @chabiluv on Instagram. I sampled  & it sure has a Kick…well chillies is not my thing, contact her if you fancy spicy dishes.

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@Gorge_ soulsix (instagram) who makes delicious Chicken wraps even Mogodu wraps! I must try this mogodu wrap actually…

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#JoziRib who specialises in Ribs and Wings . They frequent markets & food events at Maboneng and at the Constitution Hill.

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And met these 2 gents who were starting out, in fact this was their 1st even ,they don’t even have a company name yet LOL…good times!

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Thanks to the team for an awesome event!

Bob’ezy ft Sinai – Close to you

 

This song has that cool easy feeling …

It makes me remember smell of rain, summer rain in particular…

It reminds me of the beautiful days we have in summer here down south…

Oh but the sound of house music under the African skies…Aaah

 

SaziiAfrika Bags

I heard of this brother & his bags on social media, Facebook to be precise. I did a quick research and found his contact details and brought myself this wonderful original South African backpack. These are handmade and beautifully crafted and they are known as Magoduka bags/ Magoduka backpacks. His facebook account is Sazi IAfrika Mnduzulwana and he is now on Instagram as saziiafrika. So I saw it fit for this article to debut my new blog page ,Products Ekasi!

 

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This is the one I have…

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Winnies Tuckshop

The power of social media…as soon as I laid eyes on this Monstrous Kota in a Facebook post from Winnie’s Tuckshop 196 Libya Street at Isivana Section in Mambisa aka Tembisa I knew what my next target is Bwahahahaa.

This is one huge kota I’ve ever seen or eaten, no wonder I hunted it down. I have to admit the unofficial of the #UltimateKota goes to Tembisa !You guys know your business, yerrr maan. And I hear there’s more on offer especially at Isivana Section #bucketlist… I’m salivating as write this post, yeah even after the kota I just had. This delicious tower is made up of a bed of Fried Chips then Lettuce, Cucumber, Egg, Bacon ,Burger and Cheese!

 

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Okay maybe my pictures don’t do justice to this master piece!

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Xoli’s Pub & Restaurant in Zola

This has to be one of the most loved & famous dishes in South African homes ,Pap & Beef Liver. Moreso that it’s sold in township restaurants like Xoli’s Pub & Restaurant in Zola 1 Soweto. It’s a simple dish but not everyone has the skills to get it right, so I always choose carefully whenever I crave liver. Hence before my overseas trip I decided to indulge in this local cuisine…Liva_Pap pic01

I love how at Xoli’s Pub & Restaurant they garnish the Pap with the sauce…

And how the Juicy beef liver melts in your mouth. This plate is enough for 2, that’s how generous the people are at Xoli’s.

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They’ve expanded their menu from Drinks & Food, it now includes Cakes ,Scones ,Tea & Coffee.

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Sir LSG feat. Brian Temba & Kafele – All I Am

One of SA’s underrated artist Brian Temba delivers a Powerful Performance on this song! AS he describes what he wants his loved one to do with his LOVE…He normally sings RNB but damn he does an Excellent job on this house number, enjoy.

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Gemini Mobile Food Warmers

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McCoy’s Lifestyle Butchery – Tribute to McCoy Ngobe

In memory of the Owner & Founder McCoy Ngobe…Rest in Peace sir, I only interacted with you for a short time at your restaurant & from that I picked up that you are a humble & gentle soul.
Thank you for gifting us with McCoys Lifestyle Butchery. #RIPMcCoy

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Sihle Mgobozi

When I heard this name McCoy’s Lifestyle Butchery I didn’t know what to expect, I mean what’s a lifestyle butchery so what better way to find out than to visit the place. So I asked a friend @QueenMbee who’s familiar with McCoy’s Lifestyle Butchery to tag along and another friend tagged along Les’Snow Snowhitea not so new friend now. It is located in Senaone Soweto, to elaborate further it is not so far from Moroka Police Station. And I’m starting to believe the saying never judge a book by its cover because this spot does’nt say much on the outside but speaks volume on the inside. McCoysI was struck by the simple decor & the cleanliness of this restaurant/butchery. I ordered the “Meal for One” which is one piece (of each) Wors, Chicken & Lamb chop .You can have this meal with Fried Chips but…

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Red Cake #throwback

Well since it’s Thursday let’s go on  a nostalgic ride & throwback shall we…#TBT #ThrowbackThursday!!You know when you meet an old pal, i mean a very old one? This is one of those encounters…

The Red Cake is one of my fondest memories of confectionery food in my childhood…mmmmmhhhhhhh #deliciousness. I’m sure this will revoke memories in some of my fellow South Africans glad i could be of assistance LOL.  I didn’t know that they still stock these in 2016, cos these go waaaay back in the late 1980’s #80eezthings. The package I have from the bakery says “Snowball” but it will always remain a Red Cake to me.

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Rough & rugged on the outside BUT Soft, Juicy & Moist on the inside. I’m sure the soldiers in my tummy are celebrating right now!

Which other food(s) envoke such memories in you? Please share…

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