So we're anticipating trying some different foods while we're in Africa. What's popular over there?
We've had a few travelers and locals strongly suggest that we visit "Joe's Beerhouse" when we're in the capital city of Windhoek, Namibia. We checked Joe's menu online and here are some of the main dishes...
Namibian Boerewors Cart Wheels “local is lekka”. With monkeygland sauce & mieliepap croquettes
Hmm. What the heck are "boerewors"??? Turns out they are a famous local sausage! Now, keeping in mind that Namibia has a strong German history, this is not surprising. "Monkeygland sauce" actually does not contain any monkey parts at all. It's a sort of chutney pickly product. And "mieliepap" is a very traditional southern Africa type of porridge made with ground maize.
Okay, sounds like a great dinner to me!
But the local offerings gets better. Or certainly more interesting anyhow...
Bushman Sosatie “local is lekka”. Selection of Ostrich, Crocodile, Zebra, Kudu, Oryx, (Ostrich & Zebra Seasonal) served with mango chili sauce, mieliepap croquettes & salad.
Ostrich, crocodile, and zebra. Hmmm. Apparently ostrich and zebra are a seasonal food!
Namib Bush Fire “local is lekka”. Ostrich, Springbok and Oryx fillets with red wine sauce, (Ostrich seasonal) straw potatoes, a tot of Witblits & salad.
"Witblits"? Turns out that witblits is a popular home brew, like a type of distilled brandy. I guess they put a quick shot of that in there somewhere!
Other menu items? Zebra Steak, Oryx fillet, and Kudu Loin Steak with Mushroom sauce.
The kudu is a common type of African antelope.
We've tried deep fried grasshoppers in Mexico. And iguana soup. And horse meat is popular in Iceland. We haven't been to Asia yet, but we've read about some of the more different types of things people eat over there. Of course guinea pig is popular in some South American countries.
Seafood soup. Too funny!
Iguana soup. Tastes like chicken. Very similar to frogs legs!
A big bowl of deep fried grasshoppers! Yum!
What types of different food have you tried?